This short briefing assesses the decisions made by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement against what people are actually worried about.
Maudie joined JRF in 2023 from the Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand, where she worked as a senior policy adviser on the social security system. Her work focused on income adequacy and reducing child poverty in New Zealand. Maudie worked on major reforms such as the benefit rate increases of July 2021 and April 2022 and she led the Ministry’s advice on the cost of living crisis. Her research interests include fiscal and economic policy.