Preview – The Autumn Statement

Philip Hammond

Most many people would have been expecting that this time last year it would be Philip Hammond behind the door of No. 11 Downing Street, but that’s the rollercoaster year it has been.

This will be the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s first major speech in Parliament since taking over the job from George Osborne, so it should be interesting to see what he delivers, how much Hammond will differ from Osborne, and how Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell as well as the media will react.

In terms of media, both the BBC and Sky will be covering it, with Andrew Neil doing so for the Beeb and Adam Boulton for Sky. Take your pick.

Coverage of the Autumn Statement will start on Sky News at 11.00, on BBC Two at 11.30, and on BBC Parliament at 12.45, following directly at Prime Minister’s Questions.