- Chancellor George Osborne delivers statement in the Commons
- OBR upgrades UK's economic growth forecasts
- Faster rise in pension ages also confirmed
- Kerry Alexandra
- Ben Morris
- Edwin Lane
- Sean Clare
Last updated 5 December 2013Share
0600Edwin Lane, Business reporter, BBC News
Good morning everyone. Just five and a quarter hours to go until George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement. We'll have all the build up, plus all the other morning's top business stories. Get in touch with us at email@example.com or on Twitter @bbcbusiness.
0600Ben Morris, Business Reporter
Brace yourself for the Autumn Statement. That will hit at 11:15 and there will be lots to discuss in the run-up to that. Plus the Today programme will be hearing from the chairman of Ford at 07:15 about the launch of the company's brand new Mustang. Stay with us for that.
0602 AUTUMN STATEMENT
For in-depth coverage of this year's Autumn Statement, take a look at our dedicated page on the website, where we'll be posting all the latest news and features.
0604 FAST FOOD JOBSBBC World News
Michelle Fleury reports from New York for World Business Report, where fast food workers are going on strike. They are demanding an increase in pay - $15 a hour, which is double the current minimum wage - and the right to form a union.
0608 PENSIONSRadio 5 live
Those of us in our 40s and younger will likely have to wait until we are at least 68 to receive a state pension. That is one of measures due to be announced in the Autumn Statement today. John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce tells Wake Up to Money that employers will have to change their attitude and help and train older people.
0614 STAMP DUTYRadio 5 live
Despite the improved economic picture, the Chancellor does not have much money to play with. So says Mary Monfries, tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She suggests he might reduce stamp duty for first-time buyers, which would be relatively inexpensive.
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Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, tells Tanya Beckett that there is no reason for Osborne to be in a self-congratulatory mood this morning. "We are seeing recovery that was choked off in 2010 by bad policy," he says.