As expected, rather a lot of ho hah about not very much. Some niggling with taxes around the edges and some more disincentives to build up decent pension pots - as well as some Brownite stealth in freezing benefit rises and also holding down tax thresholds below inflation.
Cunning, but not earth shattering.
The real issue for London is around the 15% proposed charge on non-person buyers and we won;t find out about this until next week. There are plenty of deals being held up by this and plenty of property dumping potentially linked to this issues.
For me the most interesting piece is the forecasting. We all know that Governments are trying to raise money today and for the future based on predictions of where the economy maybe. Yet here there is a huge amount of hot air and little light. The OBR has heavily revised and been wrong in virtually every prediction it has made since 2010, normally being too optimistic.
Without any real guidance, who knows what to do re the Government finances...more austerity, less austerity. With 20/20 hindsight it will be clear, but the reality today is that we don;t really know what it going to happen in 2 months or 6 and certainly not in a year or two.
Which is probably why the Chancellor is not doing much - it a conclusion to draw, but I doubt it's the right one.