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At a glance: autumn statement – 26 key points

At a glance: autumn statement – 26 key points

Philip Hammond has delivered his first autumn statement as chancellor. These are the key points, with political analysisAutumn statement 2016: live updatesRowena Mason, deputy political editor: The
Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond gives his autumn statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Key points include lower growth forecasts, a £23bn national productivity investment fund, a housing white paper and the
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris

With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris

The automation revolution is no longer a sci-fi dream – but millions of jobs may go, fuelling yet more alienation and dismayThe future is here – not in the shape of Facebook, Twitter and all the rest,
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy

Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy

Report says north of England is missing out on growth and jobs due to poor transport connections to airports and portsTheresa May’s attempt to rebalance the UK economy risks being derailed without a
Pay-per-mile road tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson economics prize

Pay-per-mile road tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson economics prize

Prizewinner Gergely Raccuja, 27, aims to scrap vehicle tax and fuel duty to help fund all road repairs with more eco-friendly scheme collected by insurersA graduate transport planner has won a
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
Rail fare increase signals light at the end of the tunnel for UK inflation

Rail fare increase signals light at the end of the tunnel for UK inflation

The 3.6% hike is steep and prices are still rising faster than wages, but the prospect of inflation going well over 3% looks remoteRail commuters facing a steep 3.6% increase in ticket prices might
The Guardian view on the northern powerhouse: back on | Editorial

The Guardian view on the northern powerhouse: back on | Editorial

As Andy Burnham, the Greater Manchester mayor, convenes a northern council in Leeds, Theresa May heads to Teesside. It looks as if the battle for northern England has begunTheresa May sped to Teesside
The Guardian view on Brexit and the Bank: the challenge of populism | Editorial

The Guardian view on Brexit and the Bank: the challenge of populism | Editorial

It is 20 years since the Bank of England gained independence. It may not survive the nationalist pressures of leaving the EUBank of England independence, announced just five days after Labour’s 1997
Why we can't have nice things: dockless bikes and the tragedy of the commons

Why we can't have nice things: dockless bikes and the tragedy of the commons

Behind this bucolic industry is a multibillion-dollar battle between China’s big tech companies and Silicon Valley, and the nightmare of vandals and parkingIf there is one sad fact that technology has
Slump in UK car sales deepens as industry records 12% fall

Slump in UK car sales deepens as industry records 12% fall

Drop for seventh month in a row driven by 30% plunge in diesel vehicle sales amid growing confusion over government’s road fuel policyNew car sales have declined for the seventh month in a row,
Three in four want more spending on cycle lanes in UK cities – survey

Three in four want more spending on cycle lanes in UK cities – survey

Just 30% of respondents from seven cities say it is safe to cycle where they live, and many believe protected lanes would helpThe vast majority of UK city dwellers would support their taxes being
Number of untaxed vehicles in UK trebles after tax disc abolition

Number of untaxed vehicles in UK trebles after tax disc abolition

Around £107m a year in road improvement revenue is being lost after DVLA reveals untaxed cars and vans on UK roads has surged to 700,000The number of untaxed vehicles on Britain’s roads is now three
Autumn budget: Hammond urged to invest £7bn in transport for new towns

Autumn budget: Hammond urged to invest £7bn in transport for new towns

National infrastructure commission calls for the rate of housebuilding to be doubled across a swath of central EnglandPhilip Hammond is being urged to earmark £7bn for new transport links in the
Cycling downhill: has Copenhagen hit peak bike?

Cycling downhill: has Copenhagen hit peak bike?

The share of trips taken by bike in Denmark’s capital has fallen. With ever more cars on the road and a new metro line about to open, can Copenhagen reach its target to have half of all journeys made
Hammond’s budget big five: cuts, pay, housing, roads and students

Hammond’s budget big five: cuts, pay, housing, roads and students

The chancellor has never faced a trickier budget day: does he upset some by loosening the purse strings, or imperil a government with no majority by wielding the axe? Whatever he decides, some topics
What to look out for in Philip Hammond’s budget speech

What to look out for in Philip Hammond’s budget speech

How will the chancellor try to improve British productivity and tackle pressures over public services and welfare? This is Philip Hammond’s first budget statement since the general election in June
What to look out for in Philip Hammond’s budget speech

What to look out for in Philip Hammond’s budget speech

How will the chancellor try to improve British productivity and tackle pressures over public services and welfare? This is Philip Hammond’s first budget statement since the general election in June
Millennials struggling to make ends meet | Letters

Millennials struggling to make ends meet | Letters

Sam Webb says it’s unlikely he’ll ever own his own home. Róisín McLaren says you can’t build a life on a zero-hours contract. Boomer Naomi Clayton says she went without food and furniture to afford
The ‘millennial railcard’ shows the utter disdain the Tories hold us in | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

The ‘millennial railcard’ shows the utter disdain the Tories hold us in | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Young people face a perfect storm of unaffordable housing, spiralling debt and job insecurity. Slightly cheaper off-peak rail travel doesn’t begin to address thatWednesday was budget day: that time of
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