Our response to the autumn statement

Posted by Kate Mulley / Wednesday 23 November 2016 / Government spending

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Autumn Statement to Parliament.

The Autumn Statement is the second of the two big economic statements made by the government every year.

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, updated MPs on the government's taxation and spending plans. 

In response to the Chancellor’s announcement today Kate Mulley, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action for Children, said:


"Despite the Prime Minister’s promises on social mobility it is not clear how this government is tackling growing inequalities. Children from the poorest families in England only have a 50/50 chance of being ready for school by age five.<br/> The Chancellor has not addressed the hopes and fears of the families who are barely surviving, leaving them wondering how Theresa May will fulfil her promise that Britain will be a country where all children can reach their potential."

Kate Mulley, Director of Policy and Campaigns

For more information, read about our Fair by Five campaign to make child development a Government priority.

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