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The Chancellors Autumn Statement

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The Chancellors Autumn Statement

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The Autumn Statement 2012 will be made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on Wednesday 5 December at 12.30pm.

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/as2012_index.htm
Am I being pedantic isn’t December  winter. I get a little worried when 'our leaders' don't know what season it is. Wouldn’t it be better to call it a Christmas Statement Roll eyes
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

Maybe this will help.
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Northern Hemisphere:
WinterCheesyec. 21
Spring:March 21
Summer: June 21
Autumn: September 22 or 23
Southern Hemisphere:
Winter:June 21
Spring: Sept. 22 or 23
Summer: Dec .21
Autumn:March 21
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

LOL thanks artmo, always thought winter started 1st December
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

I thought the same, journeys, but perhaps he's hoping that we'll all be too cold to notice the contents  Wink
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

Because there are 2 definitions for the seasons. @artmo has supplied the dates for the Astronomical but the Meteorological seasons start on the 1st  March, June September and December.
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

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LOL thanks artmo, always thought winter started 1st December

I don't think it starts at any particular time anymore to be honest. It's all so muddled up these days its easier to go by the month (or make it up as you go  Cheesy)
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

Astronomically it's very specific Winter solstice starts Dec 21, 11:12 UTC-
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

For anyone who is confused they should refer to your post #4.  Nothing muddled in that Smiley
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

Except 21st December is also known as 'midwinters day'. Roll eyes
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

I Doubt there will be any warmth in his statement irrespective of what time of year he makes it.
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

Early leaks suggests that benefits will not be increased in line with inflation, if at all.  The one exception is the State pension which will be increased in line with the agreed formula.
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Early leaks suggests that benefits will not be increased in line with inflation, if at all. 
Money saved by taking from the poor  to scrap a 3p per litre rise in petrol prices.
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Poor people pay for petrol too.
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

No they don't it's a myth!
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Re: The Chancellors Autumn Statement

It snowed this morning so I'm convinced it's winter.
People have been recieving their 'winter fuel allowance' (as it's often known) so I'm still convinced it's winter.
There's no leaves left on our trees so I don't think it's Autumn any more.
I'm sure the 'Autumn Statement' will be at least as controvercial as my comments above.
I hope the 3p/litre not being added to petrol prices also applied to Diesel!  Increasing road fuel prices (especially Diesel) hits everyone as it pushes up the cost of goods in shops.
Call me 'w23'
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