4 graphics to help you get your head around the Autumn Statement

On Wednesday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will reveal his plans for the UK economy in the Autumn Statement.

And in the post-Brexit world we live in, people are more eager than ever to hear what he has to say.

You'd be forgiven for forgetting what the UK economy looked like when ex-Chancellor George Osborne was still in his job - so here's a look at how it's changed from then to the present day.

graphic that shows how the economy has changed since the march budget (PA)

Osborne's red briefcase moment back in March included numerous forecasts - as will this mini-Budget - about how the country should be performing in the years to come, so it'll be interesting to see how they compare with Hammond's.

As a reminder, here are the main projections Osborne made:

graphic that shows what March budget forecast for the economy (PA)
graphic that shows march budget forecasts on the economy (PA)

All eyes are now on newby-to-the-role Hammond and how he'll do going forward - but looking back, how have our country's previous Chancellors done with balancing the old books?

graphic showing how previous chancellors have fared (PA)

Here's hoping for those charts to start pushing back in the right direction, asap.

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