Autumn Statement 2014: main tech announcements

Osborne unveiled support for start-ups, students and fintech plus research into big data and driverless cars


George Osborne set out a range of measures relevant to the tech industry in his Autumn Statement yesterday.

Many of the plans were welcomed by the IT sector. However the chancellor also faced criticism for a lack of focus on digital skills, using technology to improve public services, boosting broadband connectivity and investing in Internet of Things (IoT) research.

Here are a few of the most significant announcements.