The autumn statement: key points at a glance

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has outlined a package containing “difficult decisions” that amounts to a “substantial tax increase” in an autumn statement he said would put the UK on a “path to stability”. The package represents a significant change from his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng’s unfunded tax cuts in the disastrous mini-budget less than two months ago, which was widely blamed for having spooked the markets. Here are the main points from Mr Hunt’s autumn statement.