Budget 2016

How Osborne got himself in a pickle on benefits cuts
George Osborne
In Depth

How Osborne got himself in a pickle on benefits cuts

'Arbitrary' decision to apply a brutal welfare cap prompted 'desperate search for savings' and has left target in tatters
23 Mar 2016
Budget 2016: 'We should all be worried', warns IFS
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In Depth

Budget 2016: 'We should all be worried', warns IFS

Leading think-tank criticises economic policies that will 'lower wages and living standards'
18 Mar 2016
Help to Save offers £1,200 bonus to tax credit claimants
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to factory staff at the Siemens manufacturing plant on February 2, 2016 in Chippenham, west England. British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed to
In Brief

Help to Save offers £1,200 bonus to tax credit claimants

Workers have to put aside money for two years to get initial boost and four years to get maximum amount
14 Mar 2016
Budget 2016: why did Osborne back down on pension reform?
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In Depth

Budget 2016: why did Osborne back down on pension reform?

Some believe U-turn is a "missed opportunity", while others say plans would have 'double-taxed' some savers
11 Mar 2016
Osborne claims victory over top-rate tax cut
George Osborne
In Brief

Osborne claims victory over top-rate tax cut

Chancellor hails £8bn increase in revenues from high earners, sparking speculation of further cuts in Budget
2 Mar 2016
Budget 2016: is George Osborne about to make more cuts?
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In Depth

Budget 2016: is George Osborne about to make more cuts?

Chancellor hints at further austerity measures during interview at G20 meeting in China
29 Feb 2016
Budget 2016: Osborne in line for £20bn+ windfall
George Osborne
In Brief

Budget 2016: Osborne in line for £20bn+ windfall

Lower debt servicing costs could offset weaker tax revenues as a result of market turmoil
16 Feb 2016

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