Chancellor George Osborne

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 10.12.2014 | 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 04.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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. ...

Here's Why You're Still Getting Poorer, Despite What Your Payslip Says

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's economic management has been awkwardly undermined as new figures show Britons' wages have continued to fall every year in real terms ...

Banks Have To Pay BIllions Over Yet Another Massive Scandal

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Five of the world's biggest banks are to pay fines totalling £2 billion after regulators today lifted the lid on what looks to be the biggest scandal...

Celebrate Halloween With 19 Utterly Terrifying Pictures Of George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics

With Halloween upon us, George Osborne will be glowering in the Treasury over the horrific state of the public finances as he works on his Autumn Stat...

George Is Really Struggling To Stop Borrowing So Much

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's austerity regime has veered further off track as new figures show that public sector borrowing is soaring even higher. The Office ...

Here's Why You're Actually Earning Less (Despite What Your Pay Slip Says)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

The pay squeeze is not yet over, despite the resurgent economy, as official figures show that inflation is continuing to eat into wages. The Offic...

'Whoever You Vote For, There Will Be Years More Of Cuts'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

Public sector spending cuts could continue for another five years whichever party is in government, the outgoing head of the civil service has said. ...

Here's A Very Good Reason Why You Should Go For A Drink Today

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Thousands of pubs, bars and restaurants will slash the price of food and drink by 7.5% today as part of a campaign to show the benefits of cutting VAT...

Miliband Is Getting Slammed For Forgetting Key Parts Of His Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has admitted forgetting parts of his keynote party conference speech amid intense criticism that he failed to tackle immigration and the e...

Here's Why You're Still Getting Poorer...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economy continues to grow as more people are in work, but the wellbeing is undercut by the fact that Britons' wages are still falling in rea...

Apparently You Think Osborne Is The Best Man To Run The Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is much better at handling the economy than his Labour rival Ed Balls would be, a survey suggests. A survey by Ipsos Mori for the E...

Why The UK's Economic Growth May Be Just A 'Flash In The Pan'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to improve levels of exports and business investment in the British economy in order to stop a recent surge of growth am...