The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced that he will give his annual Autumn Statement to Parliament on 3 December 2014.
The statement provides an update on the government’s plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility. These forecasts will be published alongside the Autumn Statement on 3 December.
Full details of the announcements will be available following the Chancellor’s statement to Parliament.
This year the government is seeking your views on what you would like to see in Autumn Statement 2014. If you would like to make a suggestion here’s the instructions released on the GOV.UK website:
“In the interest of open and transparent policy-making, the government welcomes original and innovative ideas, which will be considered by HM Treasury as part of the policy-making process. Business, charities and members of the public can submit these views via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to inform policy development for the Budget or Autumn Statement, your representation should contain policy suggestions for the upcoming fiscal event and explain the policy rationale, costs, benefits and deliverability of proposals. It should also be evidence based, providing clear arguments on how it contributes to the aims of the Budget or Autumn Statement.
You may wish to consider:
- likely effectiveness and value for money
- revenue implications for the Exchequer
- wider macroeconomic implications (for economic stability and growth)
- sectoral impacts
- distributional impacts
- administrative and compliance costs and issues
- legislative and operational requirements
- environmental impact
HM Treasury will not consider representations which are not practicable and/or that violate HM Treasury’s legal obligations, including but not limited to State aid, human rights and diversity. HM Treasury will delete representations which are inappropriate or offensive.
To allow for full consideration in advance of the Autumn Statement, any submission should be sent to HM Treasury by 17 October.”