post 06 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Greece: UK told no immediate threat to bank funding

The government will want to give clear advice to tourists heading for Greece (in a few weeks' time that includes quite a few MPs, I understand, who have holidays booked there).

article 18 March 2015 Business
George Osborne with coin (Reuters)
Budget 2015: who are the winners and losers?

Savers, motorists and beer drinkers all have reasons to be cheerful after the final budget before the general election. But not everyone is happy with the chancellor.

article 18 March 2015 Politics
Budget 2015: what was in it?

George Osborne makes his final pitch to voters with a handout to savers and first time buyers.

article 18 March 2015 Politics
George Osborne (Getty)
Budget 2015: austerity squeeze to end a year early

George Osborne says more optimistic growth and borrowing forecasts, boosted by the falling price of oil, mean the squeeze on public spending can end a year earlier than predicted.

post 17 March 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Little prospect of relief for cash-strapped NHS in the budget

Will there be any relief for the NHS in the chancellor's statement? I have spoken to a number of health economists and the general feeling is there's not likely to be much.

post 02 January 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: have the Tories done their sums correctly?

As the Tories release their election campaign poster, FactCheck goes behind the figures to see whether they add up, and what they're not telling us.

article 07 December 2014 UK
Food banks
Mapped: food banks on the rise as 'hunger stalks the UK'

Working families are being forced to turn to food banks to make ends meet, the Archbishop of Canterbury says ahead of the publication of a government report. But where is your nearest bank?

video 03 December 2014 Politics

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Bez: we need housing not 'sugar-coated promises' - video

Bez, of eighties' group Happy Mondays, tells Channel 4 News that more housing is needed rather than "sugar-coated promises." Property guru Kirstie Allsop says stamp duty could adversely affect people.

article 03 December 2014 Business
Are you an autumn statement winner or loser?

Home-buyers are among the winners of the autumn statement, with many expected to save thousands of pounds on stamp duty. But it isn't all good news, we're afraid.