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George Osborne’s Budget 2016 figures rely on levels of immigration way above target

George Osborne’s economic blueprint relies on levels of immigration way above the Government’s target, documents reveal. David Cameron has pledged t... read more

George Osborne says he will return Britain to surplus by the end of the decade 

George Osborne yesterday promised to balance the books by the end of the decade – but was forced to outline painful spending cuts and tax rises to hit his tar... read more

George Osborne seems more interested in HIS future than Britain’s, MAX HASTINGS writes

George Osborne is the most substantial politician in this Government, the least irresponsible Chancellor of the Exchequer since Ken Clarke lost the job in 1997.... read more

George Osborne gets behind High Speed 3 and Crossrail 2 in the Budget 2016

George Osborne got behind a string of high profile transport projects yesterday – but left it unclear when they will be completed. The Chancellor announced ba... read more

QUENTIN LETTS spots some short-term political point-scoring

As George Osborne sat down, having pinked his way through another Budget, three hands shot forth to congratulate him. David Cameron gave him a little play-punch... read more

George Osborne claims corporation tax cuts will lure more companies to Britain

The Chancellor has promised to close loopholes which allow multinational firms to avoid paying tax in the UK. George Osborne also set out further cuts to corpor... read more

George Osborne slashes business rates but his sums look VERY optimistic 

George Osborne wooed Middle Britain with tax cuts and a big boost for savers yesterday but admitted the UK’s finances had plunged deeper into the red. In ... read more

George Osborne drags ‘neutral’ watchdog into EU row

George Osborne faced a furious Tory backlash last night after suggesting that Britain’s independent economic watchdog was in favour of remaining in the EU... read more

George Osborne announces SECOND hike to premium tax in five months

Households will face bigger insurance bills after the Chancellor announced a second hike to premium tax in five months. Families are already paying on average a... read more

George Osborne’s sugar tax hits firms with £500m bill

Shares in soft drinks firms fell sharply yesterday after George Osborne’s shock sugar tax announcement left them facing costs of £500million a year. Celebrit... read more

Middle class workers £400 better off after higher rate

Almost 600,000 middle earners will be lifted out of the 40p rate of income tax, the Chancellor announced yesterday. From April next year, workers will only pay ... read more

Wheelchair-bound Tory disability campaigner sabotages party’s own website

A wheelchair-bound Tory disability campaigner has sabotaged his party’s own website after accusing George Osborne of ‘destroying lives’ with t... read more

George Osborne cuts North Sea oil taxes to help boost Scottish industry

The under pressure oil industry has received a much needed set of tax breaks from Chancellor George Osborne, having been hit hard over the past six months by a ... read more

Jamie Oliver says it’s a ‘fluke’ he was at Westminster as Osborne announced sugary drinks tax

Crowning his interview with a celebratory jig, Jamie Oliver wasted no time addressing the media in the wake of today’s sugar tax budget revelation. But su... read more

How does George Osborne hit his target to get us into the black?

George Osborne yesterday bragged that the British economy was ‘set to grow faster than any other major advanced economy in the world’ this year. The... read more

Coca Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper shares plummet after UK announced tax on soft drinks

Shares in the soft drinks industry plummeted on Wednesday after the British chancellor announced a tax on sugar to combat childhood obesity. As of 2018, any dri... read more

George Osborne cuts North Sea oil taxes to help boost Scottish industry

The under pressure oil industry has received a much needed set of tax breaks from Chancellor George Osborne, having been hit hard over the past six months by a ... read more

Theresa May steals the show at the 2016 budget as her dress divides Twitter

Budget Day is traditionally a time when all eyes are on the Chancellor of the Exchequer. But yesterday Theresa May managed to upstage George Osborne’s speech ... read more

George Osborne announces SECOND hike to premium tax in five months

Households will face bigger insurance bills after the Chancellor announced a second hike to premium tax in five months. Families are already paying on average a... read more

Tories will MISS their target of cutting net migration, budget watchdog warns

The Tories will fail to cut net migration to their target of ‘tens of thousands’ – even under the most generous forecasts, according to the bu... read more

Buy-to-let landlords denied capital gains tax break in the Budget 2016

Buy-to-let landlords have been denied a tax break on their property profits as the Chancellor excluded them from a big capital gains tax cut. Drawing the battle... read more

George Osborne slashes capital gains tax to give them a helping hand

Investors will be penalised less heavily when selling shares after George Osborne announced a significant cut in capital gains tax in this year’s budget. ... read more

Budget 2016: Government raises insurance tax for the second time in a year

Millions of households across the country will see their insurance bills rise as the Chancellor George Osborne confirmed in the budget a rise from 9.5 per cent ... read more

Chancellor George Osborne confirms extra 3% stamp duty in budget 2016

Buy-to-let landlords have been dealt a new blow in the Budget after the Chancellor abandoned plans to exempt ‘significant investors’ from the extra ... read more