The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
The UK’s Tigger-ish chancellor.
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Britain's finance minister delivers his first Spring Statement hot on the heels of some rather good economic news.
New statistics show the UK has half a trillion pounds less in its account than previously thought.
All public sector workers have a 1% pay rise cap.
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A deep dive into public sector earnings data since 2005 and how it compares to private sector pay.
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The UK government's U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
“I just don’t get what the big deal is.”
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Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
All smiles at 11 Downing Street.
Philip Hammond delivers his last Spring Budget on the state of the UK economy. Our panel of experts dissect what it says.
A triple whammy for wine?
Bottling up concerns over the price of imports.
There's a lot of talk about a Brexit 'divorce bill' costing the UK tens of billions – we got two academics to check the facts.
Reading straight from Ed Balls’ playbook.
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Hammond has taken an oddly similar stance to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls: running a deficit and boosting infrastructure spending.
An 'emergency budget' may not be necessary but that doesn't mean the UK will be awash with cash saved from its EU budget contributions.
George Osborne detailing some of the cuts to come.
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The UK is witnessing its biggest cull of public sector jobs in half a century and hundreds of thousands of workers must make the transition to the private sector.
Calm in a crisis.
The upcoming emergency budget will offer the chancellor of exchequer, George Osborne, an opportunity to set up his stall as an unofficial candidate to the leadership of the Conservative Party. No other…
Making a risky promise.
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Osborne's experience as chancellor from 2010-2015 should have taught him that he can't directly control the deficit or surplus.
Everyone’s feeling the squeeze.
Osborne's confidence in the Commons won't mean much to hard up workers.
Watch your step, George.
It might be that this budget proves to have been too clever by half.
‘Think I can’t pull a rabbit out of this?’
As expected, chancellor George Osborne pulled a handful of small rabbits out of his hat as he announced his pre-electoral budget. Lowering the tax allowance, cutting taxes to middle-income earners together…
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Austerity has not been a success for the Chancellor, but that won't stop him from trying to paint is as such.
Osborne will have to do more if he wants to reach targets for social security spending.
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A Green Budget for 2015 was released recently by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The detailed report on social security spending shows that a future government would have to implement much deeper cuts…
Cameron’s long term economic plan involves more debt and deficit.
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In the first of a series of keynote speeches Prime Minister David Cameron identified the central theme of the Conservative Party’s 2015 general election manifesto: “to get Britain back to living within…