The Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 was published on 25 November 2015. It set out departmental spending totals for each year from 2015/16 to 2019/20. It also made several other policy announcements including:

  • Reversing the changes to tax credit taper rates and thresholds that had been announced in the Summer Budget
  • Introducing an apprenticeship levy for businesses with a payroll of over £3 million, from July 2017
  • Various housing initiatives, including 400,000 new affordable housing starts by 2020

Attached to this page is the Library’s Summary of the Outcome of the Spending Review/Autumn Statement 2015, and the Library’s Briefing on Women and the Economy.

Also attached is some collected background material:

HM Treasury also produced an Impact on Equalities analysis of the Spending Review which includes some information on the expected impact by gender.

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