YouGov/Sun poll – Labour have a one-point lead: CON 32%, LAB 33%, LD 7%, UKIP 16%, GRN 7%
– Chancellor prepares for battle ahead of crunch Autumn Statement
– George Osborne announces £1bn boost for small businesses ahead of the Autumn Statement
Editorial: Teach our children the full immigration story
– A&E patients waiting more than 24 hours to be treated: Bleak warning by care watchdog
– Migrants who can’t find work ‘will lose benefits’: 4,000 long term claimants face tough new tests
- Osborne vows to scrap hated business rates... and he will help more small firms get bank loans
– Let off thieves if they have lost their benefits! Former Labour minister’s plea to juries
Editorial: Further examples of the EU’s wild extravagance
– Nigel Farage grilled by young would-be voters (including a Guardian hack and the deputy leader of the NUS… coincidence?)
– Poland outraged over PM’s bid to overhaul benefits rules for EU migrants
– Hospices to get annual Government grant to wipe out VAT costs
– Nearly a MILLION more workers to be hit by higher 40p tax rate
Editorial: Britain deserves better on infrastructure
– NHS chiefs warn on deteriorating finances
– Osborne lines up stamp duty shift
– Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne to give small businesses £900m boost
– Ulster’s first offshore wind farm scrapped
– Ministers propose government-built houses
Editorial: The Guardian view on council spending: local services are cut to the bone. Whitehall should let go
Editorial: The Guardian view on the Syrian crisis: if we can’t tackle the cause, at least we should deal with symptoms
– Farage confused over Ukip’s sex education policy at young voters’ event
– George Osborne on offensive over tax abuse but admits deficit target missed
– Politicians threw Royal Mail to the wolves
– Labour accused of foul play over immigration polling
Editorial: In black and white: New research puts into figures a subtler form of racism
– Autumn Statement: 10 things George Osborne ought to announce today – but never will
– Autumn Statement: Cameron WILL have to cut NHS spending, warns senior Tory
– Ukip local branches being impersonated by a plague of fake Twitter accounts
Editorial: To list all the contradictions and hypocrisies of multi-millionaire Russell Brand’s campaign for “revolution” would need more space than this page allows. GEORGE Osborne will toss Sun readers a few scraps in his mini-Budget today. Scraps are all he has. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Never was that more apt than at the BBC.
– Osborne to unveil aid in Autumn Statement
– Union set to throw weight behind fracking
– Millions in Libor fines to help Gurkhas
– Taxpayers help fund MEPs’ lobster and foie gras Xmas dinners
Editorial: Russell Brand slings slang around
Editorial: Autumn statement: George Osborne must demonstrate his prudence
Editorial: Herman van Rompuy has won the Euro jackpot, but we’re paying
– Are the Tories winning back Ukippers in the seats that matter?
– Tories betraying Thatcher’s legacy over EU, say Lib Dems
– You cannot ‘have it all’ – Government tells women
– Autumn Statement: George Osborne faces £50 billion ‘black hole’
– European court: asking asylum seekers to prove sexuality is breach of human rights
– Labour ‘reluctant’ to admit West Lothian Question is a problem, former cabinet minister says
Editorial: Wanted: a better class of antisemite
– Home safer than hospital for birth, mothers told
– Impoverished Ukip gives Farage £60,000 to spend on chauffeur
– Punish the tax avoidance advisers, demands Hodge
– LONDON: Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) on whether midwife-led care during labour is safest for women with straightforward pregnancies.
– LONDON: Nice to publish updated guidance on parent and child co-sleeping.
– 0800 LONDON: Cabinet being briefed by George Osborne on Autumn Statement.
– 0930 LONDON: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan gives evidence to the Commons Education Committee on exams for 15-19 year olds.
– 0945 LONDON: Security Minister James Brokenshire gives evidence to the parliamentary Human Rights Committee on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.
– 1230 LONDON: Autumn Statement.
– 1430 LONDON: Lord Smith of Kelvin gives evidence to the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee on further Scottish devolution event.
– 1500 LONDON: Defence officials give evidence to the Commons Defence Committee on Islamic State and the situation in Iraq and Syria.
– 1600 LONDON: The Commons Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.