Philip Hammond set out his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor on Wednesday, making his first major changes since Britain voted to leave the EU. He also announced this would be his last Autumn Statement, moving to just one budget a year to be announced in the Autumn.
University of Birmingham experts gave their reactions to the Autumn Statement from an academic perspective, looking at a variety of topics from taxation, economic growth to food inflation, and research and innovation.
Dr Pat Hanlon, Senior lecturer in Transport Economics
Dr Pamela Robinson, Department of Strategy and International Business, Birmingham Business School
Professor John Fender, Professor of Macroeconomics, Department of Economics
Professor Andy Lymer, Professor of Accounting and Taxation, Birmingham Business School
Professor Karen Rowlingson, Deputy Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Professor John Bryson, City-Region Economic Development Institute, Birmingham Business School
Professor Judith Smith, Director of Health Services Management Centre
Professor Nick Green, Director of the Casting Partnership with Rolls-Royce, School of Metallurgy and Materials
Dr Scott Taylor, Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy