Autumn Statement 2012 Briefing

This briefing sets out the relevant announcements for cities across the UK contained within the 2012 Autumn Statement

Briefing published on 20 December 2012

Against the backdrop of a faltering economy, the Autumn Statement was an opportunity for the Government to set out clear growth objectives. While there were some headline-grabbing initiatives which could improve people’s lives, the statement focused more on supply side measures rather than demand-stimulating policies.

Although the Government’s attention is focused on cities, more needs to be done to support private sector expansion in order to stimulate local economic growth.