Join us to watch George Osborne's Autumn Statement here

(118 Posts)
KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 25-Nov-15 09:22:02

Hello all

George Osborne will set out the government's spending plans in the Autumn Statement and Spending Review at 12.30pm today. It's the first since the Conservatives were elected, and Osbourne looks set to announce the detail of £20bn of cuts to departmental budgets, and £12bn cuts to welfare. He'll promise £7bn for new housebuilding, and will also announce plans to mitigate the effects of tax credit cuts, after the government's original measures were blocked by the House of Lords last month.

Let us know what you think of the plans here, and do join us for the Statement itself at 12.30pm to watch live - we'll be embedding a live feed from the BBC at about 11.45am.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 25-Nov-15 09:23:23

I'd really rather not, I'm depressed enough already...

sugar21 Wed 25-Nov-15 10:19:39

Rather not, we know he'll cut cut cut

usual Wed 25-Nov-15 11:19:15

I fear I would get banned from MN if I join in on the thread.

Plus there are not enough swearwords in the world for me to express how GQ and his cuts will make feel.

ThruUlikeAshortcut Wed 25-Nov-15 11:27:46

Me too - I'm dreading it - already the news that he is giving millions to property companies to build housing for lower incomes (Joint £90k in London!!!!!) is already making my blood boil angry

ThruUlikeAshortcut Wed 25-Nov-15 11:29:04

usual get it out here - Wanker, Cunt, Fuck Face........ugh!

TheJoyOfSpecs Wed 25-Nov-15 11:39:15

I'm dreading it.

BishopBrennansArse Wed 25-Nov-15 11:48:29

I am so, so scared.

MsGee Wed 25-Nov-15 11:50:42

I'm dreading it but need to watch so I can figure out how it will affect my work and the charities I work for. Some of the rumoured changes will have a big impact on the amount of work I have.

ihatethecold Wed 25-Nov-15 12:12:24

well, that went down like a lead balloon!

FanjofortheMammaries Wed 25-Nov-15 12:27:34

I fear I will need to listen in my own home where braying Tories won't come along and applaud the harsh cuts.

howtorebuild Wed 25-Nov-15 12:38:02

Here he goes.

megletthesecond Wed 25-Nov-15 12:41:38

I'm flicking V's at the screen in between bites of lunch.

I know I'll lose out again anyway, working lp.

Tiredemma Wed 25-Nov-15 12:41:54

I wish I could punch him

gamerchick Wed 25-Nov-15 12:47:32

I was just saying yesterday at work I would never tire of punching him.

Tiredemma Wed 25-Nov-15 12:48:50

me neither. Even with aching arms I would continue to punch harder and harder

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 25-Nov-15 12:49:28

This seems relevant...

Bohemond Wed 25-Nov-15 12:49:27

MN you could at least spell the name of the Chancellor correctly

NewLife4Me Wed 25-Nov-15 12:50:08

So does this mean that tax credits will stay? They don't have a clue what they are doing about UC, the people working on it haven't a clue what they are doing.

Luxyelectro Wed 25-Nov-15 12:50:23

I started a thread about it. But I think GO said No tax credit cuts ??

floppyjogger Wed 25-Nov-15 12:52:35

No tax credit cuts but arnt those eligible supposed to be on Universal credit in 2017 anyway so the lower payments could just be whacked into those calculations anyway confused

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 25-Nov-15 12:52:38

Bohemond

MN you could at least spell the name of the Chancellor correctly

blush We've fixed now

howtorebuild Wed 25-Nov-15 12:52:40

Clicking a V at him here too.

AskingForAPal Wed 25-Nov-15 12:55:21

It's Osborne FFS.

Yes - tax credits cuts (the decrease in theshold and increase to the taper etc) will not happen this time around.

The other changes - limiting the child element in Tax Credits and Universal Credit to two children and abolishing the Family Element in Tax Credits for new claims - are being done in a different way and presumably will still happen.

Tiredemma Wed 25-Nov-15 12:55:27

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