UK can walk tall if productivity increases

The government made three arguments for accelerated austerity. None was persuasive

Osborne's mastery of political budgets

Instead of electoral bribes, chancellor frames the campaign

Fragility lies beneath a bright outlook

On both the demand and supply sides, the assumed recovery looks questionable

Confident message of simple words

In the zoological idiom of these events, Osborne shot foxes instead of summoning rabbits

Plotting a gentler path out of austerity

A government insistent on cutting debt should not make it worse with bungs for wealthy savers

The truth behind the amazing employment figures

Chancellor needs to focus on supply side issues, writes Stephanie Flanders

Not much meat — or beer — in chancellor’s speech

Osborne has eyes on May poll as he delivers his plan

‘Boy George’ has grown into his prefect’s blazer

Tax cuts have made business more forgiving of a stubborn deficit, writes Jonathan Guthrie

UK has reason to be cheerful but not complacent

This substantial recovery has taken place on the chancellor’s terms, writes Jeffrey Sachs

Expect a purely political Budget

Osborne's promises tomorrow only matter until election day

Osborne needs a lasting legacy

Has he tilted politics in a conservative direction in a lasting way, or will it swing back?

Osborne’s chance to look beyond the deficit

The Budget this week should return focus to Britain’s deeper problems

A new deal to keep North Sea oil flowing

The UK fiscal regime needs a new approach, not just a tweak

The politics of austerity backtracking

Could Osborne flip to make Balls flop?

A last chance to gamble on less austerity

UK chancellor should shoot Labour’s fox by trimming spending cuts