Chancellor

If George Osborne hoped that he would spend only a few awkward, post-Budget weeks navigating his sea of troubles before reaching calmer waters, YouGov's latest poll for the Sunday Times will come as a shock.
Labour is to try to pressure Chancellor George Osborne into scrapping a 3p rise in fuel duty due to take effect in August
Labour will today mount a fresh attempt to inflict political pain on the government over Chancellor George Osborne's Budget
George Osborne's "shock" upon discovering that some of the wealthiest people in the country pay "virtually no" income tax
George Osborne has described being "shocked" to discover that some of the wealthiest people in the country pay "virtually
Small businesses could be a key factor in tackling our employment crisis. If a quarter of the UK's 4.1 million sole traders and small businesses took on one additional member of staff, we could, in theory, eradicate youth unemployment in this country.
Greggs bakery has hit the headlines after a row involving chancellor George Osborne over his decision to add 20% VAT on hot
It's good to see cities at the heart of the Budget, but questions remain about whether the policies announced today - many of them with impacts that will be felt only in the medium to longer term - will make a substantial difference to economic growth and job creation.
Today's Budget will prompt much debate in the weeks ahead about misplaced priorities, missed opportunities and the larger question of whose interests this Budget really serves. But from my perspective, the Chancellor has failed to put the green economy where it should be - firmly at the centre of a plan for growth.
The headline this Chancellor always wants remains: "We are all in this together". This Budget looks like being a substantive speech. But with the final package still to be agreed the spin doctors will be gearing up for overdrive with their 'freshly baked' rather than 'warm' words.