The asset sales being contemplated by Chancellor George Osborne only deliver some cuts and one-off benefits, briefly flattering the nation’s accounts.
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George Osborne: Theresa May is ‘putting off the hard decisions’ over Brexit
Channel 4 News podcast: Former Chancellor says there will be no Brexit bonus – and admits mistakes on immigration
George Osborne made Evening Standard editor
George Osborne’s decision to take up a whole new career in journalism has been greeted with a mix of shock, outrage and derision by critics.
David Cameron and George Osborne: questions still to answer?
This weekend many papers published headlines with words to the effect of “Cameron comes clean on tax”, following the PM’s disclosure of his tax and income details. Are there more questions to answer?
FactCheck Q&A: George Osborne’s greatest misses
Everyone knows George Osborne missed a debt target today. What else has the Chancellor failed to achieve?
FactCheck: has George Osborne been generous to the NHS?
George Osborne says he is spending an “unprecedented” amount on the NHS. So why do critics insist there is a historic squeeze on budgets?
George Osborne scraps controversial tax credit reforms
In a surprise move, the Chancellor tells MPs that his much-criticised plans to cut tax credits to working families are to be abandoned entirely.
George Osborne: what UK wants from new EU deal
George Osborne sets out what the UK hopes to achieve from its EU renegotiation, saying that countries that are not members of the euro should not be discriminated against.
FactCheck: Is George Osborne rewriting history?
George Osborne says the Conservatives abolished the slave trade, stopped children working in factories and invented chocolate. OK, we made that last one up.
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…
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.
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
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.
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.
FactCheck: where has it gone wrong for George Osborne?
The Conservatives are putting their handling of the economy at the centre of the election battle. But not everything has gone according to plan.