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TUNE-IN LIVE: The Memo’s Autumn Statement analysis starts 1.30pm today

By Oliver Smith 21 November 2016
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.
Summary

Our panel of business and technology experts will explain what the Treasury's announcements mean for you.

Moments after Chancellor Philip Hammond steps down from the despatch box on Wednesday, The Memo will be analysing his Autumn Statement in real time via our first ever Facebook Live stream.

Joined by LocalGlobe’s Ophelia Brown, Wayra’s Gary Stewart, Rentify’s George Spencer and Balderton Capital’s Ben Goldsmith, our team of journalists will unpick what the Treasury’s announcements mean for the worlds of UK business and technology.

The announcements come in the wake of Trump’s surprise US election victory, as millions of “just about managing” Brits (Jams) have been left feeling abandoned by the political class, and as thousands of companies express dismay at Theresa May who they feel has ignored businesses since becoming PM, further increasing their uncertainty around Brexit.

At this crucial juncture among the expected announcements are a new £2bn fund to back innovation in the areas of robotics and biotechnology, changes to corporation tax, and investment in roads and housebuilding.

Like The Memo on Facebook and tune in on Wednesday from 1.30pm to find out what the Autumn Statement means for you.