Coalition’s final budget

Chancellor George Osborne’s sixth Budget takes place on March 18, less than two months before the country goes to the polls in what is shaping up as the most unpredictable general election in living memory

Business asks chancellor to focus on medium-sized firms

CBI leads calls for budget to help investment

Business and the Budget: the wishlist

Lobbying groups focus on investment and taxation

Alexander calls for extra £1bn bank levy

Lib Dem wants Budget move to help cut deficit in ‘fair’ manner

George Osborne
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Osborne can pay voters an unexpected bounty

Choices open up for UK chancellor as public borrowing, inflation and oil prices fall

Osborne eyes North Sea oil groups tax cut

Chancellor gives strong sign of support for industry

UK to run after banks that aid tax evasion

Chancellor plans crackdown on those that collude with dodgers

Public finance pre-poll boost for Osborne

Surplus at seven-year high with rising tax receipts