Former London mayor announced today that he would not be standing to replace David Cameron
Buying power boosted as costs of food, transport and clothing fall year-on-year
Leading think-tank criticises economic policies that will 'lower wages and living standards'
Some believe U-turn is a "missed opportunity", while others say plans would have 'double-taxed' some savers
Chancellor hails £8bn increase in revenues from high earners, sparking speculation of further cuts in Budget
Chancellor hints at further austerity measures during interview at G20 meeting in China
Lower debt servicing costs could offset weaker tax revenues as a result of market turmoil
First account-holders are already cashing in and claiming government bonus of at least £400
Around £3bn pledged to help eradicate one of the deadliest diseases in the world
Direct deals with retailers helped boost parcel volumes six per cent over the festive period
Consumer spending will help country remain insulated from global trade headwinds, says forecaster
World Bank also sounds alarm over "perfect storm" of worldwide economic problems.
Autumn Statement saw a major extension of the popular support scheme
Shadow chancellor has a 'Chairman Mao moment' in his response
Osborne warns of online sabotage – and Cameron announces £2bn for special forces, including SAS
David Cameron and Boris Johnson are among its former members – but why is it so controversial?
Labour leadership candidates could rebel against amendment that backs some of the Budget measures
Overhaul of the country's planning system could see local communities 'forced to accept developments against their will'
The Chancellor's second budget of the year set out plans for a national living wage - and £12bn of welfare cuts
Chancellor urged to slow down on spending cuts to protect the most vulnerable people in society