GGF reaction to Chancellor's Autumn statement

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09 Dec 2014
Last week, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement before next year’s General Election in May.
The GGF had written to the Chancellor eight weeks before his Autumn Statement announcement highlighting the GGF’s campaigns and raising Members’ concerns

In general, the Autumn Statement is seen as a chance to set out future tax and spending plans, as well as set out the state of the nation’s finances. During the speech, the Chancellor hailed Britain as the “fastest growing of any advanced economy in the world.” He also stated that against a difficult global backdrop, “Britain has achieved higher growth, lower unemployment and a falling deficit.”

Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive commented, “As had been anticipated, it was good to hear the Chancellor confirm the increase in funding of £100m to support homeowners installing energy efficient measures in their properties. However, it remains to be seen how much of this funding will help homeowners install energy efficient windows.” To read more click here.