Did the Autumn Statement change anything?

Jeremy Hunt touted this week's Autumn Statement, which included a 2 percentage point cut in national insurance contributions, as the beginning of his plans to cut taxes for businesses and individuals and as a return to growth.

But did the chancellor of exchequer's actions match his words?

This week FTAdviser deputy editor Damian Fantato is joined by Matt Todd, associate director at RSM, Ian Cook, chartered financial planner at Quilter Cheviot, and Claire Trott, director at Technical Connection, to pick the bones out of Hunt's accouncements.

They discuss the impact of the NICs cut amid the wider context of fiscal drag, why the chancellor may have avoided cuts to other taxes, and whether the "pot for life" which was announced is a good idea.

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