George Osborne

  • 8 Dec 2014

    Before coming to Ekklesia, I worked for many years in social care. I loved the work (mainly in services for adults with learning disabilities), though it was not without challenges. The biggest of which, was the constant scrabble to make money stretch as far as it could. Though this was less evident in the times of plenty than it is in today’s Austerity Britain, I’ve never known a year when we weren’t asked to do a little bit more for the same amount of money. A trend which in the last few years has shifted towards being asked to do a whole lot more for a whole lot less.

  • 4 Dec 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.

  • 21 Jul 2014

    Has George Osborne completely forgotten the banking crisis, or has it just slipped his mind? In an interview on Radio 4 this morning he spoke of his excitement at the new products the financial services industry may invent to sell to people who will soon get access to their pension pots.

  • 22 Mar 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.

  • 20 Mar 2014

    George Osborne yesterday presented a budget founded in the determination to believe, if not six, at least two impossible things before breakfast.

  • 20 Mar 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.

  • 19 Mar 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.

  • 19 Mar 2014

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

  • 19 Mar 2014

    The People's Assembly against Austerity is highlighting the need and possibility of an alternative economic future on Budget Day 2014.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    As usual, Ekklesia will offer running budget comment, analysis and response (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/budget2014) today and tomorrow (19-20 March 2014) - highlighting especially the moral and social issues, alternative economic perspectives, the response of charities, NGOs and faith groups, and emerging policy questions.