Category - chancellor

  • July 7, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has promised "bold" policies that will "secure Britain's future" for his 2015 Budget, which will be unveiled when he addresses the House of Commons from 12.30pm today (Wed

  • July 7, 2015

    What kind of Britain will be assumed and prefigured in today's budget. "Where your treasure is, there is your heart also," as the ancient wisdom of the Christian gospel reminds us.

  • January 2, 2015

    PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics) have published an online booklet which really ought to be required reading in an election year, both by politicians and by prospective voters.

  • December 4, 2014

    Chancellor George Osborne is trying his best to spin his way out of trouble on the failures of austerity economics to deliver sustainable, widespread recovery and reduce debt.

  • October 7, 2014

    The UK Chancellor’s announcement about freezing working-age benefits from 2016, hailed at the recent Conservative Party conference, is a 'blow to millions'.

  • September 30, 2014

    The Chancellor’s Conference speech contained a statement about disabled people and benefits which was misleading, but went largely unchallenged by the mainstream media. Mr Osborne promised a two year freeze on working age benefits if the Conservatives are re-elected but made a point of saying, "disability benefits will be excluded". Is that true?

  • March 22, 2014

    In its response to the Budget statement, the Green Party of England and Wales says the Chancellor is ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens.

  • March 20, 2014

    Caritas Social Action Network, an official arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has accused the Chancellor of “failing the poorest” in his Budget.

  • March 19, 2014

    The contested details of the latest proposals from the UK Chancellor are only partly illustrative of the momentous economic challenge that lies behind and beyond the Budget, says Simon Barrow. Right now the entire system based at Westminster is failing adequately to comprehend and address, let alone tackle, the really big issues in which economics is a major factor.

  • March 19, 2014

    Yesterday, as the UK Chancellor finalised his 2014 Budget, leaders of different faiths united against food poverty.