When is a tax cut not a tax cut? The Autumn Statement digested

Tax cuts were the centrepiece of the Autumn Statement last week – with national insurance bills set to drop in January for 27mn UK workers – but these savings stand to be wiped out by ‘stealth taxes’. Host Claer Barrett crunches through the numbers and explores the Autumn Statement’s impact on pensions, Isas and other investments, with Katie Martin, the FT’s markets editor and co-presenter of the Unhedged podcast, Sam Fleming, the FT’s economics editor, and Rafe Uddin, the FT’s UK politics reporter. 

Clips: UK Parliament TV


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UK equity markets have had a torrid time, as our recent Investment Masterclass with UK fund manager Nick Train explores, listen here

Hear Claer and FT editors chat to Political Fix podcast host Lucy Fisher about the speed of tax cuts and the likely timing of the next general election, here 

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Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Philippa Goodrich. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Sean Kovacs McGarrity, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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