George Osborne

George Osborne was elected MP for Tatton in 2001. Heir apparent to the Osborne baronetcy of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon, he was appointed to Michael Howard’s shadow cabinet in 2004.

In May 2010 he became chancellor of the exchequer in the Conservative-led coalition.

Osborne launches rail and energy overhaul

Chancellor picks Labour’s Adonis as infrastructure commission head

Stamp duty hits top London house prices

Most expensive homes fall 5% as buyers turn to cheaper options logo on a computer screen.
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Tax at the click of a mouse

How HMRC plans to persuade us all to go digital

Sheffield agrees £900m devolution deal

Elected mayor to oversee transport, planning and skills

Kerslake vows to assess Treasury’s role

Peer says ministry can promote growth and fairness

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell delivers his speech at the Labour party conference in Brighton
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Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s economists

Opposition continues game of teaming academics with MPs in bid to change narrative

Offshore workers are to go ahead with a strike ballot over changes to working conditions. The GMB and Unite unions said progress had been made in talks but not enough to resolve the dispute. The Offshore Contractors Association said it was “extremely disappointed” that the ballot was to go ahead.

Prepare for life without oil, says expert

North Sea industry forecast to lose jobs, plants and equipment

Five days with George Osborne in China

The FT’s political editor gives a behind-the-scenes view of the chancellor’s ‘prime ministerial’ tour

BoE warns of threats to UK banks

FPC flags up China slowdown, emerging markets and buy-to-let

Starbucks to raise average UK wages

Coffee chain to also offer staff interest-free loans

Osborne garners favour with China — at a price

Deals designed to lure investment to UK

Osborne sets sights on trade trip to Iran

From Beijing to Tehran — chancellor says he will take risks

Osborne brings bold approach to foreign stage

Chancellor aims ‘to take a bit of a risk with the China relationship’

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Britain bets the bank on a pivot to China

UK assumes an economic relationship requires submission on everything else

Osborne starts £12bn HS2 bidding

Investment sought for high-speed rail and regeneration projects

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Pension body opposes Isa-style taxation

Radical option for reform would cut revenue, exchequer is warned

Osborne’s China business focus wins backing

Tories say UK in no position to lecture Beijing on human rights

O’Neill defends Osborne on China

Treasury minister says UK must give Beijing ‘special’ attention

Osborne’s China trip marred by violence

Chancellor visits region beset by Uighur unrest

Osborne makes visit to restive Xinjiang

Chancellor wants China to rival Germany as partner

UK’s unbalanced relationship with China

Trade dominated by Chinese investment and carries risks for Britain

Aberdeen gains foothold in China

Licence to facilitate operations in pilot Free Trade Zone

Osborne bullish on China’s economy

Chancellor hopes to link up Shanghai and London stock exchanges

China is not answer to UK’s nuclear plans

There should be public disclosure of the full offer to the Chinese on Hinkley Point power station

China to issue short-term debt in London

Osborne steps up push for City as offshore base for Chinese currency

Former Tory treasurer takes revenge on PM

Lord Ashcroft alleges drug-taking and bizarre student exploits

UK paves path for China nuclear reactor

Ministers say Beijing could use Britain to launch global rollout

Osborne hails ‘golden decade’ with China

Chancellor deploys soft power to woo Chinese investment in UK

Help to Buy pushes up prices, says study

Shelter finds flagship scheme has added average £8,250 to cost

Osborne heads to China to deepen ties

Chancellor’s investment wishlist includes UK nuclear power

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A very understated British recovery

UK economy is ticking along nicely, if you don’t mind my saying

FT Staff Bylines, Jonathan Eley, Editor of FT Money.
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Corbyn win could mean painful outcomes

A weak opposition could give the Tories free rein for a decade

UK’s enviably smooth economic recovery

Growth and a weak opposition provide a unique moment for reform

Cameron uses Corbyn to harm Labour brand

PM avoids ‘Flashman-style’ attacks to damage opposition

Unexpected fringe benefits that may arise

There must be lessons about how difficulties can lead to exciting discoveries, writes Tim Harford

UK pay rises at fastest rate for 6 years

But pace of job creation has cooled, data show

Chote reappointed as chairman of OBR

Appointment comes as MPs sought evidence over government interference into a report

Osborne sees off Tory welfare cuts revolt

Chancellor refuses to back down over tax credit reductions

Councils slash housebuilding plans

Revenue gap of £719m leads to shelving of 5,000 planned homes

Cameron’s chance for posterity and power

Tories can hold the middle ground Labour has evacuated or they can move some way to the right