Chancellor George Osborne

MPs Fear Osborne's Powers To Take Your Money May Go Too Far

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's new plan to let the taxman take money direct from people's bank accounts for unpaid taxes will be examined by MPs amid mounting fears...

Osborne's Plan To Raid Your Bank Account Could Be Illegal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's new plan to let the taxman raid Britons' bank accounts for money that officials believe is owed to the state is "extremely worrying a...

You're £1,000 Worse Off Due To Osborne, Says Balls

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Families will be almost £1,000 a year worse off as a result of chancellor George Osborne's tax and benefit changes, Labour has claimed as it escalate...

Osborne Defends Power To Take Money Direct From Your Bank Account

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been forced to defend plans to let the taxman go into Britons' bank accounts for money believed to be owed in unpaid taxes after MP...

Business Chief Says Osborne's Austerity Cuts Are 'Brilliant Houdini-Like Trick'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been praised by a major business chief for a "brilliant Houdini-like trick" by promising "tough" cuts without following it up with ...

You Care Too Much About The Rich, Clegg Tells Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has lashed out at Tory ministers for being "too preoccupied" with the rich and accused chancellor George Osborne of trying to "steal" credi...

Osborne Is Trying To Give The Banks A Secret Tax Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne slipped out a potential "secret tax cut" for Britain's biggest banks that could see them pay hundreds of millions less in tax, critics ...

Er, George, How Are You Going To Pay For That £5bn In Budget Giveaways?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne pledged nearly £5 billion in tax giveaways in his Budget without specifying how exactly he will pay for it, an influential economic th...

Here's Why Osborne's Budget Won't Help Most Britons

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's Budget may have been aimed at helping the "doers" in Britain, but the government's independent forecaster does not expect working Bri...

Two Hugely Awkward Budget Graphs Osborne Would Rather You Didn't See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne admitted in his Budget that "we still don't export enough", telling MPs of his commitment to change that after four years. "I want t...

Why Are Firms Still Sitting On Billions In Cash?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's economic recovery is far from secure as firms are still sitting on billions of pounds they have hoarded in cash reserves. The Offi...

Guess Who Doesn't Like Osborne's Private Jet Tax Hike?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne took one of the easiest opportunities possible in his Budget to suggest that we're 'all in this together' by hiking taxes on private je...

Asa Bennett

How Will George Help People Like These?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

When George Osborne delivers his Budget for 2014 he is expected to trumpet how his plans will ensure Britain's "long-term economic recovery". But ...

Asa Bennett

7 Broken Budget Promises George Osborne Would Rather You Didn't Notice

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is set to use his Budget on Wednesday to argue that his austerity strategy has been vindicated and to sketch out a rosy financial futur...

Ebbsfleet: Start of a Housing Bloom or Shed at the Bottom of the National Garden?

Paul Noblet | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Noblet

The Chancellor's plan to build Britain's first garden city in 100 years in Ebbsfleet has been welcomed by some with open arms. The promise of more homes in the south east is a good thing, but 15,000 new homes barely scratch the surface of the real number of properties needed across the country.

Reduce Diesel Duty to Fuel Economic Recovery

Charlie Mullins | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Next week George Osborne will announce his budget plans, and with the recovery gaining momentum I'm expecting great things. However, if we want to reap the benefits, provisions need to be made for the SMEs who pulled this country through the recession, starting with a targeted cut to the duty on diesel fuel.

Osborne Urged To Stop Picking 'People He Plays Golf With' For The BofE

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne and his Treasury officials have been mocked for continuing to pick people that "they play golf with" for the Bank of England's nine-man...

What Time Is The Budget 2014?

Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne, the Chancellor, will deliver his 2014 Budget on 19 March at 12.30pm. The annual announcement is one of the most widely covered even...

This Graph Shows How Nearly Everyone Else Has Recovered Faster Than Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has received a political boost as he prepares to deliver his Budget next week as the British Chambers of Commerce estimates that the UK...

Osborne May Have To Cut £20bn More To Fill Budget Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne will have to either cut deeper or raise taxes to fill a £20 billion gap in the public finances, according to official government econo...

Why Osborne And IDS Are Wrong On Child Poverty - In 10 Shocking Facts

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has backed down on plans to redefine how child poverty is measured, after critics leapt up to warn that ...

Osborne Fails To Get The £7 Minimum Wage He Wanted

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has failed to secure an increase in the minimum wage to £7 as it is set to rise to £6.50, despite suggesting that the economy could "...

Is This The Creepiest Photo Of George Osborne Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne unveiled a sinister new poster. With very creepy eyes. The Chancellor stood in front of the poster to give an interview with the eye...

'The Economic Recovery Is Not Yet Secure'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne said next month's Budget will continue to confront Britain's problems as he cautioned the recovery was "not yet secure" despite a recen...

Scottish Independence: It's All About Trust

Ben Acheson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Politics is about running a country, or at least trying to get into Government in order to run a country. That is why there is one question that really matters if you are voting in Scotland's independence referendum. Can the Scottish Government be trusted to run a country? Providing an answer is no easy task. You could argue that the SNP has been in power since 2007 and the country has not imploded, but you could claim that total implosion is unlikely as it is propped up by the UK Government. Either way, the unprecedented nature of the debate makes judging on track records a potentially perilous endeavour.