The Treasury

Osborne Kicks Off Lloyds Sale

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

The government has pulled the trigger on the sale of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a major milestone for the part-nationalised lender. The T...

Government Departments Told To Prepare For 10% Cuts

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

Most government departments have been told to prepare for cuts to their budgets of around 10%, it has emerged. Schools, the NHS and international a...

Charlie Thomas

Beer Tax Row Escalates Ahead Of The Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

George Osborne is to face another round of calls to scrap the beer duty escalator in the 2013 Budget. The TaxPayers Alliance has stepped up a campa...

Treasury Gets Tough On Tax Avoiding Companies

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

Companies found guilty of aggressive tax avoidance will be banned from bidding for major government contracts, under new rules published by the Treasu...

Calls For Scrapping Of Tax As Beer Sales Fall Again

PA | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Beer sales have fallen for the eighth year in a row, with 381 million fewer pints being drunk in 2012, according to a new study. The British Beer a...

Labour 'Will Introduce Living Wage' Says Miliband

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics

Plans to deliver a "living wage" of at least £7.20 per hour for millions of people in the public and private sector are being put at the centre of La...

Chancellor Under Pressure Over Rise In Government Borrowing

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Chancellor George Osborne's deficit-busting plans will come under more pressure on Friday as figures show government borrowing is on course to miss fu...

Top Rate Taxpayers Up but Thousands 'Plunge' Into Poverty

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

More than four million people will pay the highest rates of tax during this financial year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures have shown. The R...

Teaching Unions Voice Fears Ahead Of Osborne's Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As George Osborne prepares to unveil the Budget for 2012, teaching unions have voiced their fears over the future of funding for education. One sai...