Summer Budget 2015

The IFS’s verdict on George Osborne’s ‘deeply disappointing’ Budget

9 July 2015 14:22

In the March Budget – and, indeed in the Conservative manifesto – we were promised budget balance by 2018-19. That…

At last, defence has been saved from further cuts

8 July 2015 21:54

So much has happened in this Budget that it’s easy to overlook one of the most important announcements: that George…

What does George Osborne have against the fecund?

8 July 2015 18:12

Budget leaks were once the cause of scandals, inquiries and resignations. But the contents of George Osborne’s red box were…

A Budget that refused to sweat the small stuff

8 July 2015 17:07

What makes this Budget so politically astute is how it all fits together. The four-year freeze on working age benefits…

Six policies that George Osborne has just stolen from Ed Miliband  

8 July 2015 16:04

The morning after the election, Ed Miliband said that his party had lost the election but won the argument. He…

Why Osborne is copying – and bettering – Miliband’s minimum wage pledge

8 July 2015 14:32

During the last Labour campaign, there will be been a few moments where George Osborne will have looked at Ed…

Summer Budget 2015: Full text of George Osborne’s speech

8 July 2015 13:45

Mr Deputy Speaker, This is a Budget that puts security first. It’s a Budget that recognises the hard work and sacrifice of…

Budget tricks: is Middle Britain really getting a tax cut?

8 July 2015 11:04

We learn this morning that George Osborne is planning a tax cut for the middle class, by raising the earnings…

Summer Budget 2015: What we know so far

8 July 2015 8:49

We know that George Osborne’s first Tory majority Budget is going to be big. It will be far bigger than…

With no coalition partner, George Osborne negotiates himself out of £12bn welfare cut

7 July 2015 22:29

Let’s face it: George Osborne’s pledge to save £12 billion from welfare over two years was never really credible. He never told us where…

Tories ‘to slow welfare cuts’ in Budget, reports suggest

7 July 2015 20:19

Tomorrow’s Budget is expected to be brutal, with the Conservatives recognising that now is the time to inflict the maximum…

Five tricks that George Osborne may pull in his Budget tomorrow

7 July 2015 11:30

It’s Budget day tomorrow, and as James Forsyth put it recently, George Osborne will never have a better time to…