Autumn Statement 2016: What it means for our 'Jam' families
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced his Autumn Statement and we have gone back to our so-called Jams - or households only "just about managing" - to get their views.
'Jams' is the term given to a newly defined group who are working families across the country who struggle to pay their bills and who have little money left over to pay for luxuries.
According to the Resolution Foundation think tank, those "just managing" - the insertion of the word "about" makes for a better acronym - are made up of six million working-age households on low to middle... read more
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