Politics 5 December 2012 Autumn Statement: all the key points Benefits bear the brunt of a fiscally neutral Autumn Statement. Refresh and scroll down for updates. Print HTML The Chancellor's Autumn Statement Refresh for updates › The Chancellor should admit in his statement that his rules were misconceived from the start Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles There are sinister goings-on in the race to become the UN's next Secretary-General Ruth Davidson finished the EU referendum a star - then she lost her greatest ally Now Britain has voted for Brexit, what do David Cameron and the government do next?