Autumn statement: where might Jeremy Hunt spend his windfall?

The chancellor is estimated to have billions to play with and has a range of options from lowering income tax to cutting inheritance tax

Jeremy Hunt could have more money to play with in this week’s autumn statement after a reassessment of the public finances from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). One economic consultancy says a combination of higher growth and lower debt bills could hand the chancellor as much as £25bn in extra firepower, up from £6.5bn in the spring. We look at some of his options.

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