spending review 2015

Podcast: the phoney war with Isis and the 2015 Spending Review

26 November 2015 8:54

Is bombing Isis having any effect on destroying it? In the latest View from 22 podcast, Andrew J. Bacevich and Con Coughlin discuss this week’s Spectator cover feature on the West’s…

In charts: the cuts by departments and where money is spent

25 November 2015 21:04

The Spending Review portion of George Osborne’s speech today has revealed some deep cuts to government departments. The chart above…

Sketch: Chairman Mao gets flung across the Commons

25 November 2015 16:59

That was a funny way to say sorry. Osborne kicked off his autumn statement with a Niagara of self-congratulation. He…

George Osborne’s retreat on tax credits is genuine – and warmly welcome

25 November 2015 15:45

Today, George Osborne stepped back from the brink. The Chancellor has reversed his calamitous plan to tear away tax credits from…

Did John McDonnell really think that quoting Chairman Mao would help Labour’s cause?

25 November 2015 14:51

Preparing for the spending review, George Osborne must have written two speeches: his own, and the one he expected John…

Full text and audio: George Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review speech

25 November 2015 13:49

Mr Speaker, this Spending Review delivers on the commitment we made to the British people that we would put security…

Key announcements from the 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review

25 November 2015 12:03

George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement and the results of the 2015 Spending Review from 12:30pm in the House…

Ministers seek spending review sanctuary in international development budget

25 November 2015 11:48

One of the things to look out for in today’s spending review is the number of spending pots that have…

Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015: what to expect

25 November 2015 9:06

George Osborne will take to the Dispatch Box at 12:30pm today to deliver this year’s Autumn Statement — a mini-budget on the…

What makes a minister keen to cut spending?

17 September 2015 13:46

Not even Jeremy Corbyn can distract ministers from the fact that in the next few months, they’ll be announcing huge…

Exclusive: Whitehall prepares for a new cull

17 August 2015 15:09

Government departments have started to prepare their staff for job losses ahead of this autumn’s spending review, Coffee House has…