The Autumn Statement 2014

17th December 2014.

Coming six months ahead of the 2015 General Election this year’s Autumn Statement was always likely to be an even more political affair than normal, with the Government keen to point out successes and announce positive details, and the opposition keen to highlight weaknesses and failings. As with every political exchange the truth falls somewhere between the two sides of this divide.

This bulletin seeks to explore this debate of infrastructure development versus cuts in more detail and highlight what was in the Autumn Statement for those in local government and those working in local economic development.