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What is an Autumn Statement? 

An Autumn Statement is an update from the Chancellor to MPs on the government’s taxation and spending plans.
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What is fiscal drag?

Fiscal drag occurs when inflation and earnings rise, but tax thresholds or tax bands do not increase with inflation.
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What is a three-line whip?

A three-line whip is an instruction by a political party to attend and vote in support of a party’s position in Parliament….

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Is there a right to strike in the UK?

There is no right to strike under UK law. However, under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, everyone has…

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What is the energy price cap?

The ‘default tariff cap’ – widely called the energy price cap – determines the maximum price per unit customers can pay for…

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What is a windfall tax?

A windfall tax is levied against companies deemed to have made excessively high profits, or a ‘windfall’, from circumstances they themselves did not engineer. Learn more here.
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Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Volodymyr Zelensky is the current and sixth President of Ukraine. He assumed office in May 2019 and is a member of the…

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Who is Martin Reynolds?

Martin Reynolds was Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minster from October 2019 until his resignation in February 2022. He previously served…

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What is ‘partygate’?

‘Partygate’ comprises of a series of allegations that a number parties took place across 10 Downing Street and other government buildings over…

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Who is Simon Case?

Simon Case is the Cabinet Secretary – the most senior policy adviser to the Prime Minister. It is a wide-ranging role which…

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Who is Sue Gray?

Sue Gray is a senior civil servant who is Second Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office and at the Department for Levelling…

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What is the 1922 Committee?

The 1922 Committee is made up of all backbench Conservative MPs, and was originally formed on the initiative of new Conservative MPs…

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