UK can walk tall if productivity increases

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

How Osborne found slack to cut the cuts

Treasury smoke and mirrors helped chancellor achieve debt target

Back to Brown, Beatles or Baldwin?

UK spending could be echoing 2000, 1965 or 1932

Osborne’s rosy words conceal old problems

Productivity and household debt still bars to growth

Budget 2015: Analysts’ reaction

‘Time will tell if restrained Budget will pay dividends’

UK has reason to be cheerful but not complacent

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

Mortgage assets sale to raise £13bn

Move is a legacy of the financial crisis

Osborne pledges an easing of austerity

Chancellor vows ‘truly national recovery’

Chancellor George Osborne

Osborne’s options for Budget sweeteners

Chancellor has vowed no gimmicks, but there is some wiggle room

Osborne finds austerity breathing space

Low inflation and tax receipts offer £30bn of Budget flexibility

Osborne in cost-neutral Budget drive

Chancellor asks Treasury for eye-catching ideas, but no ‘giveaways’

Osborne can pay voters an unexpected bounty

Choices open up for UK chancellor as public borrowing falls

Public finance pre-poll boost for Osborne

Surplus hits 7-year high with rising tax receipts