Tory woes – is Cameron blaming Osborne?

Conservative intrigues cripple party; perhaps a cup of tea is in order, says Sebastian Payne

Iain Duncan Smith
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Uncomfortable truths of Osborne’s policy

It is hard to overstate the implications of Duncan Smith’s departure

Iain Duncan Smith
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Resignation risks tearing Tories apart

A clash that has been brewing for some time has broken into the open, writes Sebastian Payne

Osborne hands ammunition to the Leave campaign

The chancellor had a simple task in his budget: avoid controversy ahead of the EU referendum. He flunked it, writes Philip Stephens

The benefits U-turn will hurt Osborne

The government appears to have misjudged its political positioning, writes Sebastian Payne

Gloom puts Osborne back on the defensive

The UK chancellor will let things slide at the cost of breaking another of his fiscal rules

The chancellor is in traps of his devising

Fiscal gimmicks make it almost impossible to tell what he is doing to the economy

A dose of chutzpah papers over the cracks

The good news does not cheer the public finances as it used to, writes Stephanie Flanders

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Why the Budget is a pointless circus

The best cut the chancellor could make is to spare us this annual triviality, writes Tim Harford

Fat cats join fat kids in the line of fire

In spirit the chancellor will now watch over Nuneaton newsagents, writes Jonathan Guthrie

Osborne tries to sweeten paradoxical oops

Headline-grabbing sugar tax distracts from bad economic news

Funding is a must for infrastructure

London projects may look more attractive but strategic choices need courage, writes Diane Coyle

The sugar tax is half-baked

It seems strange to take the view that only soft drinks pose a risk, writes Tim Harford

A perfunctory Budget to smooth feathers

Osborne’s dread must be that souring forecasts get worse, not better

Osborne puts the next generation first

The UK chancellor seeks to lure younger voters with a snazzy slogan, writes Sebastian Payne

A stealthy revolution in the UK tax system

Stagnation in how much the government collects masks big structural changes

Fiscal failure is Osborne’s route to top job

The UK chancellor’s best hope of reaching a budget surplus is to forget all thoughts of leadership

A defensive Budget for George Osborne

Chancellor’s gamble on tax revenues is starting to look shaky

Budget calculations facing UK chancellor

There is less risk in drawing up further spending cuts, writes Rupert Harrison

UK Budget: George Osborne faces reality

Britain’s economy is worth £18bn less than previously thought, giving the chancellor little room for manoeuvre

Double your money with pension tax breaks

Welfare for the wealthy has rarely been so generous in the UK — the problem is the tax-free lump sum

Restraint is the best policy

The British budgetary system is particularly vulnerable to the fidgety minister

UK pensions need reform not revolution

Osborne should consider more prudent measures for system

A wish to cut UK spending makes no sense

Ignoring the private sector could increase risks to the British economy

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