Osborne swaps axe for tax to seize centre

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Hit to tax credits scrapped and spending cuts reined in

Exports setback as trade funding loses £42m

Agency faces cuts even as export growth staggers

Devolved administrations face modest cuts

Scotland and N Ireland settlement reflects UK funding changes

Speed Ristrictions Imposed On National Rail Due To Hot Weather...LONDON - AUGUST 4: Rail tracks are seen outside of Paddington station August 4, 2003 in London. Due to the risk of the tracks buckling on some lines if the heat reaches more than 30 degrees Celsius, Network Rail has lowered the maximum speed on those lines from 110mph to 60mph. Temperatures are expected to break the British record of 37.1 degrees Celsius by the middle of the week. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

Rail upgrade needs extra £2.5bn

Most of the money to come from property sell-off and government


Schools to be freed from local authorities

Education burdget protected and more loans extended to students

Osborne accused of taxation by stealth

‘Word-smithing’ chancellor brings in list of levies

Andrew Haldenby

An economist’s view from Andrew Haldenby

Osborne’s enthusiasm for public productivity fight is waning

What it means for you

Stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let homes heads chancellor’s measures

Paul Johnson

An economist’s view from Paul Johnson

Tight review but cuts to unprotected departments less than thought

Tougher penalties revealed for tax evaders

Stiffer punishments for those who fall foul of tighter rules

An economist’s view from Bronwyn Curtis

The OBR’s new model of tax revenues has bailed out George Osborne

Osborne takes gentler route to same end

Chancellor’s starting points remain unchanged and questionable

Devolution distances Westminster from cuts

No big shrinkage in state but Osborne pushes more responsibility to cities and counties

Developers eye prime site as Holloway sold

Ten-acre site could sell for about £200m

Fears rise for care homes

Chancellor fails to deliver substantial rise in funding

Buy-to-let down damps landlord dreams

From next April, an extra 3% stamp duty will apply to purchases

Public sector austerity gathers pace

Civil service to shrink to smallest since second world war

A great escape and Mao’s Little Red Book

The chancellor got away with his humiliating climbdown

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement speech in full

Full text of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement 2015 speech


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