Coalition rift widens on balancing budget

Osborne’s pledge presents Lib Dems with problem and opportunity

Osborne vows to cut billions from welfare

Coalition tensions surface over how to cut deficit

George Osborne keen to focus on growth, not cost of living

Chancellor believes Labour has been wrongfooted on the recovery

Osborne heads in ‘right direction’ for poll

Claim economic plan working undercut by OBR warnings

Osborne defines election strategy

Chancellor hopes to turn recovery into votes

Politics to fore in tackling living costs

Policies announced despite dismissing Labour claims of a ‘crisis’

Balls’ focus on deficit is drowned out

Speech earns largely muted support from his own benches

Welfare capped and Whitehall budgets cut

Two-pronged approach to reducing government spending

George Osborne sticks to the deficit

The chancellor’s measures go some way to reminding voters of the magnitude of Britain’s borrowing, writes Janan Ganesh

Sketch: Osborne triumphs in Balls battle

Chancellor gave shadow a pummelling not seen since Tyson’s prime

Osborne poised to savour triumph

Scotland accused over oil forecasts

George Osborne claims Scotland is not being honest with voters

Families ‘benefiting from recovery’

Treasury counters Labour fears on pay and growth

Osborne must focus on the deficit

Tory prospects have receded since the war over living standards

Osborne to reveal cuts to home fuel costs

Green taxes reworked to cut energy bills

Homebuyers also set to be handed £1,000 for energy-saving measures

UK finances on hold for PM’s China visit

Osborne set to delay Autumn Statement for 24 hours