Autumn Statement 2014

This afternoon the Chancellor delivered his final Autumn Statement ahead of the General Election next year, in which he set out further detail on what our long-term economic plan means for East Surrey. Amongst other announcements, the Statement detailed: A growing economy and stronger public finances. This year the British economy is expected to grow by 3%, the deficit will be halved, employment is up and unemployment down ? with over half a million new jobs forecast. Support for small businesses and more help for the high street. The Government is again extending the doubling of small business rate relief and continuing to cap the inflation-linked increase in business rates at 2%. The