George Osborne

  • 8 Jul 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 (Wednesday 8 July).

  • 8 Jul 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.

  • 6 Jul 2015

    Hundreds of thousands of council and housing association tenants in England could face rocketing rents or eviction unless they buy their homes. Though supposedly this will save £250 million a year, it may actually cost billions.

  • 2 Jan 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.

  • 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.