Autumn Statement: the prospect for children’s benefits looks no brighter


Today’s the day that speculation about the content of the Autumn Statement reaches its peak. Will the Chancellor announce new spending cuts in light of lower-than-expected tax receipts? Or conversely, be in the market for some pre-election giveaways? Trails apart, we don’t yet know for sure what will be in the speech at 12.30pm tomorrow. But we have a pretty good idea what won’t.

Read the full blog on the New Statesman. You can also read our policy note on the effect of uprating on the real value of child benefit.