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 Barack Obama throws a Reaganesque baton of hope to Hillary Clinton Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Owen Smith apologises for pledge to "smash" Theresa May "back on her heels"