George Osborne

Digital Tax Accounts: how they will affect you
HM Revenue and Customs in Westminster
In Depth

Digital Tax Accounts: how they will affect you

Tax returns are set to be replaced by new online tax accounts, but will they be as simple as the Chancellor claims?
25 Mar 2015
Cameron lucky to get second term - let alone a third
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Cameron lucky to get second term - let alone a third

Major study shows voters underwhelmed by Tory record: they don’t even see the party as being more ‘competent’
25 Mar 2015
DON BRIND: No sign yet of a Tory Budget bounce
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

DON BRIND: No sign yet of a Tory Budget bounce

Observer jumps the gun with suggestion of Budget boost – all other polls show Labour still ahead
23 Mar 2015
Osborne’s local giveaways: blatant pork-barrel politics?
The Mole
In Depth

Osborne’s local giveaways: blatant pork-barrel politics?

Labour attacks funding of local causes in marginal seats where coalition MPs are trying to save their bacon
20 Mar 2015
Top tax and spending expert pours cold water on Budget
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Top tax and spending expert pours cold water on Budget

Paul Johnson says Osborne’s promise that we’re better-off than in 2010 relies on a forecast, not actual data
20 Mar 2015
BUDGET 2015: How will Osborne woo voters?
George Osborne
In Review

BUDGET 2015: How will Osborne woo voters?

Ed Miliband no longer has an economic narrative after Osborne's Budget speech, say commentators
19 Mar 2015
Can a Budget produce the boost the Tories need?
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Can a Budget produce the boost the Tories need?

Only two of Osborne’s Budgets have changed party fortunes – and neither time have the Tories benefited
19 Mar 2015
Two-faced Danny: top Lib Dem puts the knife into Osborne
The Mole
In Depth

Two-faced Danny: top Lib Dem puts the knife into Osborne

Yesterday, it was ‘a Lib Dem Budget’… today he’s pushing a ‘fairer way’ to deal with UK deficit
19 Mar 2015
THE MOLE: Budget may not save Tory skins
The Mole
In Depth

THE MOLE: Budget may not save Tory skins

OBR warns that public spending squeeze will be tougher than anything seen in past five years
18 Mar 2015
Help to Buy Isas revealed in Budget: how do they work?
Chancellor George Osborne holds the Budget Box
In Brief

Help to Buy Isas revealed in Budget: how do they work?

Osborne says Help to Buy Isas will give first-time buyers a 25% top-up on their savings, but there's a catch
18 Mar 2015
Budget 2015: will inheritance tax change today?
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In Brief

Budget 2015: will inheritance tax change today?

Rumours abound that the Chancellor is about to relax the rules on inheritance tax, but the change may not come immediately
18 Mar 2015
Balls launches spoiler as talk grows of Tory giveaway Budget
The Mole
In Depth

Balls launches spoiler as talk grows of Tory giveaway Budget

Balls warns of unprecedented cuts if Tories are returned to power - but is he crying wolf again?
9 Mar 2015
Osborne ‘plans tax giveaway for lower-paid workers’
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In Brief

Osborne ‘plans tax giveaway for lower-paid workers’

Labour figures fear Osborne will hit pensioners – but to help the poor rather than wealthy graduates
5 Mar 2015
EUROSTAR: government stake sold for more than £750
A Eurostar train at St Pancras International station
In Depth

EUROSTAR: government stake sold for more than £750

Anglo-Canadian consortium to buy 40% stake in Eurostar for significantly higher sum than analysts predicted
4 Mar 2015
Incomes ‘milestone’: a Champagne or Cava moment?
George Osborne
In Brief

Incomes ‘milestone’: a Champagne or Cava moment?

Chancellor hails incomes breakthrough but John Humphrys draws attention to ‘the small print’
4 Mar 2015
Cameron echoes Thatcher with vote-catching homes offer
The Mole
In Depth

Cameron echoes Thatcher with vote-catching homes offer

PM targets Generation Rent with cut-price starter homes as talk grows of a second general election
2 Mar 2015
Boost for Tories: growth goes up, jobless number falls
The Mole
In Depth

Boost for Tories: growth goes up, jobless number falls

New figures show economy grew by 2.6% in 2014 – Britain’s best performance since 2007
18 Feb 2015
Cynical bribes to voters: Labour and Tories under fire
The Mole
In Depth

Cynical bribes to voters: Labour and Tories under fire

Pensioner bonds extended for (Tory voting) over-65s: extra paternity leave for young (Labour voting) dads
9 Feb 2015
Week in pictures: 1 - 7 February
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In Brief

Week in pictures: 1 - 7 February

8 Feb 2015
Let Greece be a lesson - Vote Tory! says George Osborne
The Mole
In Depth

Let Greece be a lesson - Vote Tory! says George Osborne

Chancellor raises spectre of a vote for Labour being tantamount to backing Syriza’s ‘false hope’
26 Jan 2015
Archbishops attack coalition for ‘evil’ of inequality
The Mole
In Depth

Archbishops attack coalition for ‘evil’ of inequality

The economy is working again – but for who? Welby and Sentamu argue with Tories’ election strategy
15 Jan 2015
Borrowing v austerity: take your pick on 7 May, says IFS
The Mole
In Depth

Borrowing v austerity: take your pick on 7 May, says IFS

Think tank warns of £170bn extra debt under Labour but paints a miserable picture if Tories succeed
13 Jan 2015
TORY SLUMP: Has George Osborne blown it?
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne
In Depth

TORY SLUMP: Has George Osborne blown it?

Autumn Statement was supposed to set Tories on road to victory – but voters say he’s being extreme
18 Dec 2014
Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless
Columnist Robert Fox
In Depth

Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless

Cuts will be so severe that Nato could classify our reduced forces not as an army, but a gendarmerie
9 Dec 2014
Cuts what cuts? Police chief needs extra cash to fight IS
The Mole
In Depth

Cuts what cuts? Police chief needs extra cash to fight IS

Exclusive: Met Commissioner needs more officers to combat increased threat on London streets
8 Dec 2014
Week in pictures: 30 November - 6 December
Bond Girls at Pinewood Studios
In Brief

Week in pictures: 30 November - 6 December

7 Dec 2014
David Cameron scents victory: is he kidding himself?
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

David Cameron scents victory: is he kidding himself?

The Tories needed a game-changer from George Osborne this week. Did he deliver? Don’t bank on it
5 Dec 2014
OSBORNE: Chancellor loses rag over BBC 'nonsense'
BBC Broadcasting House
In Depth

OSBORNE: Chancellor loses rag over BBC 'nonsense'

And Clegg’s absence suggests there may be no second coalition if Tories can pull off election victory
4 Dec 2014
Autumn Statement: plans to cut spending 'to 1930s levels'
George Osborne
In Depth

Autumn Statement: plans to cut spending 'to 1930s levels'

Treasury watchdog forecasts 'eye-wateringly' tight cuts to public spending over the next five years
4 Dec 2014
THE MOLE: Osborne's fans and feathers
The Mole
In Depth

THE MOLE: Osborne's fans and feathers

Chancellor pulls a rabbit out of the hat with stamp duty reform – but hides one crucial forecast
3 Dec 2014
Spend, spend, spend: George Osborne’s big cover-up
The Mole
In Depth

Spend, spend, spend: George Osborne’s big cover-up

Cash for NHS and roads masks bad news on borrowing (and it’s odd how many roads serve coalition seats)
1 Dec 2014
Government reveals details of £15bn 'roads revolution' plans
A303 at Stonehenge
In Brief

Government reveals details of £15bn 'roads revolution' plans

Investment in Stonehenge tunnel and M25 among plans to improve network – but will they go ahead?
1 Dec 2014
THE MOLE: Has Cameron given up on the EU?
The Mole
In Depth

THE MOLE: Has Cameron given up on the EU?

As Labour lead dwindles and PM drives himself into a corner, Brexit looks increasingly possible
27 Oct 2014
THE MOLE: Tax hole leaves Tory plan in tatters
The Mole
In Depth

THE MOLE: Tax hole leaves Tory plan in tatters

Far from offering tax cuts, George Osborne looks likely to be promising even more austerity
22 Oct 2014
Pension tax changes: what you need to know
Piggy bank pensions
In Depth

Pension tax changes: what you need to know

George Osborne makes death a little cheaper by dropping an unpopular pension 'death tax'
1 Oct 2014
Tory 'tax bribe' launches election - but can UK afford it?
The Mole
In Depth

Tory 'tax bribe' launches election - but can UK afford it?

Cameron offers two major tax breaks in conference speech - but already there's a dispute over the cost
1 Oct 2014