Chancellor George Osborne

Embarrassing Video From 2003 Puts Osborne On The Defensive Over Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been forced to defend the coalition's record on clamping down on tax dodgers amid controversy over its failure to prosecute evaders...

It's 100 Days to the General Election: And it Looks Like We're ALL DOOMED!

Simon Ward | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon Ward

In fairness, it can't be easy trying to get people excited about politics in the UK, especially when you've got the likes of David Cameron and Nigel Farage ignoring you like you've just crawled out of Downton Abbey's servant's quarters to feed them dinner.

Asa Bennett

Critics Mock Osborne's 'Nonsense' Excuse For Keeping His Tax Bill Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been ridiculed for insisting that the coalition has ditched its plans to publish ministers' tax returns in order to protect "taxpay...

George Osborne's Latest Idea Is 'Madness'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne's proposed law to ensure the public finances should be in surplus in "normal years" has been panned as "risible" and "madness" by exper...

Ed Balls In Washington To Steal Some Of Cameron's Thunder..

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Balls will unveil his plan for greater prosperity around the world in a new report that reportedly has the backing of the Obama administration. ...

Why Everyone Is Actually Worried About A Downward Spiral In Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics

Mark Carney and George Osborne have tried to calm fears that Britain's economy could fall into a damaging deflationary spiral after new figures showed...

Living Within Our Means? 6 Facts Cameron Does Not Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has set out the Tories' plans to deal with the deficit in front of the slogan: "Britain living within its means." Speaking on Monday...

5 Awkward Charts Osborne Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Politics

As the Tories burnish their "long term economic plan" in their campaign to win this May's general election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has issue...

Awkward Photo Shows Why Education May Be Next To Face Osborne's Axe...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne may be forced to start cutting into the government's schools budget after the general election, confidential briefing notes photographe...

George Osborne Really Hates 'Dodgy Dossiers'... Except When He's Behind Them

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne gleefully unveiled analysis on Monday that suggested Labour would spend billions more if it won this year's election. The Chancello...

It's On: Parties Stake Out Battlegrounds For 2015

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will kick-start the general election year today by promoting the Tories' first campaign poster - with the slogan "Let's Stay on the Road...

The Poll That Osborne Really Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Labour have signed up to George Osborne's new charter for budget responsibility, despite dismissing it as “a silly political stunt”. Leaving as...

George Osborne's Announcement on Stamp Duty Land Tax Reforms is a Stroke of Genius, but it's a Blow to Those Buying Expensive Homes

Edo Mapelli Mozzi | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Edo Mapelli Mozzi

Whilst many people's reaction will be 'so what?' that there won't be a busy property market at upper levels, it has the potential to negatively impact the whole market and in the long run, the economy.

Osborne Needs You To Borrow Billions To Make His Plans Work

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's deficit reduction plans and Britain's economic growth rely on the public going on a £360 billion borrowing spree, new analysis has f...

The Two Faces Of Osborne: 5 Of His Most Shameless U-Turns

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett & Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne displayed remarkable cheek on Wednesday by pushing forward his "Charter of Budget Responsibility", an idea he has previously described ...

David Davis Tears Into Osborne's 'Pernicious' Tax Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's measures to crack down on tax avoidance are "pernicious" and will hit normal Britons rather than big multinational corporations, a se...

Funding Crossrail 2 Requires Fresh Thinking and Bold Ideas, Not Another Hit on London's Businesses

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Our message to the Government is clear: extending the BRS in its current form will put the future of London BIDs and the success of its high street policy initiatives at risk. Whether this means offsetting it against BID levies or ensuring that landlords are on a more even footing, the BRS needs to be adapted to ensure that the short-to-medium term occupiers are not the ones that are penalised.

Osborne Exposed For "Ridiculous' WW1 'Political Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under fire for a "ridiculous stunt" after boasting that his economic management means that Britain can finally "pay off" the d...

'Warped' Osborne Under Fire For Suggesting £250,000 Homes Are Cheap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of having a "warped view" of the housing market after telling MPs that homes at £250,000 were just at the "lower end"...

The One Speech You Need To Read That Wrecks Osborne's Big 'Deficit Trap'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has signalled that he will challenge Labour to back his "Charter for Budget Responsibility", which would set a target in law to elimina...

Barely Any Of You Think Osborne Has Got The Public Finances In Order

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

Most voters think George Osborne has failed on his key aim to get Britain's budget deficit under control, a new poll has found. Research by ComRes ...

9 Charts Osborne Really Does Not Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne is expected to use his keynote Autumn Statement on Wednesday as a platform to boast about his stewardship of Britain's economy and set ...

Here's How George Is Preparing His Pre-Election 'Mini-Budget'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne this week has one of his last big moments to show off his economic management before the general election as he delivers his Autumn Sta...

Autumn Statement Is a Chance to Change

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

We can't go on just trying to cope with the effects of problems, we need real commitment to preventing them or reducing them early. Without this, we will continue wasting young people's potential, and wasting money that would have been better spent earlier.

Why Osborne's Big Tax Cuts Will Actually Help The Rich Most

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's plans to bring in £7 billion of tax cuts in the next Parliament will help the rich far more than the poor, a think-tank has found. ...