Hammond has taken an oddly similar stance to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls: running a deficit and boosting infrastructure spending.
Osborne’s budget passed after a rollercoaster week of objections and debate. But it still fails to address the parlous state of the British economy.
Cuts to disability benefits were the latest in a series of unpopular and unsuccessful attempts to reform welfare.
When the excitement over cabinet resignations and the sugar tax subsides, the 2016 Budget acts as a blueprint for making the wealthy wealthier.
A closer look at the terms and conditions of the budget’s flagship scheme for savers shows it won’t benefit everyone.
Unpacked: academy ramp-up, new teacher qualifications and school funding formula.
Why stop at 17%?
Five ways children will lose out by forcing all schools to become academies.
The chancellor’s strategy has been to create an impression of quietly assured competence. The result? Rather bland, but the surprise sugary drinks tax will go down well with the public.
George Osborne was eager to paint a rosy picture for potentially eurosceptic small businesses. But he could have gone further.
Many predicted he’d crumble, but the Labour leader’s first budget was at least rousing.
Amid sluggish global growth and a stuttering UK economy, George Osborne delivers his eighth budget.
A close look at Osborne’s tactics suggest he is not destined for the top, but remains a consummate Conservative.
Pensions reform is badly needed in the UK – but the realities of work in the 21st century are often ignored.