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With the economy getting stronger the focus in the Commons has switched from whether the Government has pushed us into recovery (the now accepted case) into whether this is a recovery that can benefit everyone. For many politicians, the ‘everyone’ is very much focused on individuals – the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’. With the Autumn Statement fast approaching (a sort of mid-term report with a few new policies thrown in) there is a clamour to take actions that reduce, among others, energy bills, national insurance and fuel duty, and raise the thresholds of stamp tax, individual tax allowances