The big surprise in the Statement is a large further increase in spending on top of the substantial increases announced in the June budget.
In June the Chancellor raised the total spending planned for this Parliament by £70 billion. In this Autumn Statement he has raised it by another £86 billion.
Current year spending goes up by £13 billion or 1.8% compared to the March and June forecasts.
2016-17 spending goes up by £33 billion compared to March, or 4.4%.
2017-18 spending goes up by £43.6 billion compared to March, or 5.9%.
2018-19 spending goes up by £42 billion, or 5.5%.
2019-20 spending rises by £23.7bn or 3%.
Borrowing stays lower owing to the assumption that low interest rates will stay with us for longer, saving money on the national debt, and on the assumption that tax revenue will improve more than expected before.