George Osborne names autumn statement date

George Osborne The chancellor responds to the OBR's latest forecasts in his autumn statement

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that he will make his autumn statement on 29 November.

This will follow the Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) latest economic forecasts, which will be released earlier that day.

The chancellor made the announcement in the House of Commons as he was taking questions from MPs.

The OBR currently expects the UK economy to expand by 1.7% in 2011, but most economists forecast lower growth.

The chancellor uses his autumn statement to give an update on the state of the economy, as well as to respond to the latest analysis from the independent OBR.

The autumn statement replaced the pre-Budget report, which under the previous Labour government was seen as a mini-Budget in which draft tax and spending decisions were outlined.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.