George Osborne


post 23 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: the truth about welfare cuts

The Conservatives say they have to find 12bn from a 220bn welfare budget. Do the numbers add up - and where should the axe fall?

post 22 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Rolling the pitch for tax credit rollback

The government is acutely aware that some of the voters critical to its victory in swing seats were workers at the lower end of the pay scale who were claiming tax credits.

article 17 June 2015 UK
George Osborne: how the Chancellor is positioning for PM

As George Osborne stands in for David Cameron at PMQs we chart how the Chancellor has positioned himself as the future leader of the Conservative party

article 10 June 2015 UK
George Osborne at Mansion House
George Osborne confirms budget surplus law

Tough new rules to force governments to run budget surpluses will be brought in, George Osborne announces at his annual Mansion House speech.

article 04 June 2015 UK
Government announces plans to sell remainder of Royal Mail

George Osborne has announced plans to sell off the government's remaining stake in Royal Mail, providing they get "value for money".

post 04 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Royal Mail sell off: Ed Miliband is back

George Osborne announces the sell-off of the last third of Royal Mail and Ed Miliband gives his first speech in nine years from the back benches.

post 04 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog No 10's media machine tightens its grip

George Osborne will speak on the economic task ahead today, just as the OECD suggests he might consider easing off. Don't expect that to be the tone of his remarks though.

article 14 May 2015 UK
George Osborne: no mayor, no northern powerhouse

Chancellor George Osborne will give cities in England the chance to take control of their own affairs - by giving them devolved powers - but only if they accept an elected mayor.

article 14 May 2015 Politics
Devolution: what is it and what powers would cities get?

Chancellor George Osborne has promised "radical devolution" for cities to allow them to grow their local economies - but what does devolution mean? And what powers will be devolved?