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Borrowing data add to pressure on chancellor


Government has little ‘wriggle room’ to hit fiscal year target

IFS warns on dark outlook for public finances

Think-tank says chancellor is running out of ‘wriggle room’

Osborne warns of more cuts

Chancellor says surplus promise only applies ‘in normal times’

Funding for projects hard to come by

Budget will do little to address fall in infrastructure funding

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Public finances certain to change

There is no doubt a huge fiscal tightening is pencilled in for 2019-20

‘Powerhouse’ claims hit by scepticism

Local leaders say government pledges must be backed by more action

Productivity downgrade hits UK outlook

OBR says economy will only expand at a rate of 2.1% a year

Fuel duty frozen for sixth straight year

Chancellor hands boost to motorists in spite of falling oil price

Britain’s growth outlook darkens

Finance minister sets out tight budget amid global uncertainty

Cooling economy spurs £2bn gilt sale rise

Government tries to balance books by raising more debt

‘Sharing economy’ boosted by tax break

Tax-free allowances for trading and property income introduced

How do Osborne’s sums add up?

Chancellor breaks two out of three budgetary rules

Osborne to admit breaking fiscal promise

Chancellor breaches second rule as pressure builds for surplus target

Osborne pushes on with Crossrail 2

Critics say London will again enjoy outsized investment

Chancellor expected to raise fuel duty

Motoring groups warn of impact on consumers and industry

Osborne eyes £4bn in spending cuts

Chancellor will seek ‘soft targets’ to replenish the exchequer

Osborne to support fast Pennine rail link

Transport plan focuses on improving east-west infrastructure

Services sector suffers sharp slowdown

Boardrooms spooked by Brexit and global market fears

Osborne hails £8bn rise in tax take

Increase ‘defies predictions’ made when chancellor cut 50p level

Osborne warns on fresh spending cuts in Budget

Economy is smaller than thought, says chancellor

UK borrowing target on a knife edge

Data show only £7bn room to manoeuvre until end of financial year