The chancellor had his revised growth updates to wave at Labour today but the cost of living indicators which Ed Miliband has got him looking at are a little bit more precarious.
As George Osborne hails a small upturn in the economy, Darshna Soni revisits the town of Arnold, Nottinghamshire, to find out what people there whether they can tell the difference.
Labour will stick to George Osborne's spending plans for 2015-16, Ed Balls announces - but is he playing political games?
George Osborne's plans to boost home ownership risk harming the housing market and leaving the treasury with a significant hole in its coffers, a powerful committee warns in a new report.
Britain's most respected economic think tank was warns of "severe" spending cuts ahead. Our Political Editor, Gary Gibbon, reports from Westminster.
Budget housing plans come under fire from Labour for offering a potential "second home subsidy" for the rich