George Osborne


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Conservatives 'hell-bent on damage' - SNP spokesperson

Hannah Bardell, the SNP's work and employment spokesman, accuses the Conservatives of being "hell bent on damaging society" over George Osborne's cuts plans.

post 21 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Is George Osborne changing the shape of the state?

The asset sales being contemplated by Chancellor George Osborne only deliver some cuts and one-off benefits, briefly flattering the nation's accounts.

post 16 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Osborne claims victory over euro fund row

The Treasury says it's secured a deal that stops the European Commission exposing the UK to potential future costs if Greece defaults on a new bridging loan.

article 10 July 2015 UK
Darshna Soni by 'Birmingham's benefits queen': I fear eviction after budget

Will the poorer get poorer after the benefit changes announced by George Osborne? Darshna Soni meets a single mum with eight children, who is worried she could be evicted because of the welfare cap.

post 09 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Minimum wage upgrade does not offset benefit cuts

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds it is undoubtedly the case that tax credit recipients in work will on average be worse off as a result of the budget changes

article 08 July 2015 UK
National living wage: will it be enough to live on?

George Osborne produces a budget surprise with his announcement that a compulsory national living wage will be introduced. But it will be lower than the voluntary living wage that already exists.

post 08 July 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: the summer budget - what George Osborne isn't telling you

A "lower-welfare, lower tax" budget, said the Chancellor. As usual, the small print didn't quite match the rhetoric...

post 08 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Summer Budget 2015: topsy turvy politics

The chancellor stole some of Labour's policy clothes in his latest budget announcements, but his tendency to favour old over young has not been altered.

article 07 July 2015 UK
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George Osborne family business' 6m offshore deal

Chancellor George Osborne's family business made 6m in a property deal with a developer based in a tax haven, Paul McNamara and Guy Basnett investigate.