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 plays for laughs at press dinner

Chancellor jokes about Brexit, Obama and the Budget

Mark Bailey at Royal Bank of Scotland
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Cleaning up at Britain’s £300bn bad bank

Bailie on the final huge disposal of assets

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OECD report damning on Brexit effect

Hit equivalent to losing a ‘month’s income within four years’

Big projects worthless if they don’t work

Britain’s plans have succumbed to the political imperative for soundbites and love of the grandiose

Nicky Morgan
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Schools policy shift signals dysfunction

Cameron has no time for any matters aside from the EU referendum, says Sebastian Payne

Obama to back UK staying in EU on London visit

President adds voice to growing international backing for Remain campaign

The Bank of England needs to speak up

Only by producing a leave and remain forecast will the bank show it is taking its mandate seriously

Tory Brexit infighting infects FCA debate

Whips lean on MPs to reject Eurosceptic-led motion on regulator

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Britain’s friends right to fear Brexit

Despite absurd attempts to deny this, nobody knows what would follow a vote to leave the EU

Gove ‘could be deputy PM’ after EU vote

Justice secretary viewed as unifying figure by divided Tory party

Osborne plays trump card to draw out rivals

Brexit campaigners paint themselves as David facing Goliath

Brexiteers must stop dodging the question

The Treasury analysis of what Out means demands a serious response

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Brexit to cost households ‘£4,300 a year’

Treasury report to warn of ‘permanent damage’ of leaving EU

MPs push to protect FCA’s independence

Treasury panel wants veto of political role in financial watchdog

Schäuble warns of tough post-Brexit talks

Tough stance undermines optimism of the UK’s Leave campaign

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How to win the Europe referendum

Each of us is an opinion-former and we must argue for Remain, writes Alastair Campbell

G20 warns against reliance on low rates

Finance chiefs call for broader solution to balanced growth

G20 threatens tax havens over standards

Move steps up pressure on Panama over transparency after leaks

Picture by Jon Super for The Financial Times newspaper. Pic fao Chris Batson re story by Miranda Green. Picture shows Kenneth Baker (Lord Baker of Dorking) who has set up the chain of UTC schools for learning workplace skills, Sheffield, April 7, 2016. (Photo/Jon Super 07974 356-333)
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Former education secretary slams school plan

Kenneth Baker says Tory party likely to reconsider its position

Rosie Boycott, London Food, chair
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Rosie Boycott, London Food, chair

Junk the junk food says journalist turned campaigner

Sir Nick Macpherson outside the Treasury

Sell RBS at a loss, says outgoing Treasury head

Keeping bank in state hands bad idea, says Macpherson

Tracey McDermott, Director of supervision for the Financial Conduct Authority.
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McDermott to leave UK financial watchdog

Acting head of City regulator to make way for Bailey in July

EU calls for global revenue transparency

Companies to provide a national breakdown of profits and taxes

Sense of proportion needed on MPs and tax

PM’s publication of his returns should not oblige others to follow suit

Cameron right to control public image

The UK leader is responsible for his mealy mouthed statements on tax affairs, write Sebastian Payne

Westminster follows US trend for full disclosure

Politicians agonise over publication of tax returns

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Why should the rich pay less tax?

Capital gains tax paid by property barons and private equity is lower than that paid on income

New rules will not curb buy-to-let boom

Only a small minority of landlords are affected by the restrictions for those on higher rates

Success of UK’s anarchic economic model

Part of the trick of politics is smelling the difference between what voters say and what they mean

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Long, slow decline of UK steel industry

Nationalisation on anything but a temporary basis would surely be futile, writes Brian Groom

Politicians’ gamble with minimum pay

Governments should allow technocrats to set the legal rate

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Wait until about 2019 to purchase property

It’s worth holding on until everyone with unmanageable levels of buy-to-let debt has sold up

Councils plot to keep control of schools

Local authorities explore setting up their own academy trusts

Cameron returns home to steel crisis

Tata predicament threatens 40,000 workers — and Tory reputation

PORT TALBOT, WALES - JANUARY 18: A poster is displayed outside the main gates of the Tata steelworks on January 18, 2016 in Port Talbot, Wales. Tata Steel has confirmed today that it plans to cut 1,050 jobs in the UK, including 750 at Port Talbot which is the UK's biggest steelworks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Drop dogma to save UK steel

A short period of public ownership may be only solution for Port Talbot plant, writes Vince Cable

Osborne’s ‘radical’ pay plan divides experts

Chancellor’s national living wage comes at unpredictable moment

Nicky Morgan
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Tiger Mother targets for English schools

Success in the academies programme will be measured by a gradual letting go, writes Miranda Green

Corbyn backs teachers against academies

Tory grass roots also weigh in over power shift from local councils

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 15/03/2016. London, UK. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves Number 11 Downing Street. Tomorrow Mr Osborne will present his budget to Parliament. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

Osborne damaged but survives bad week

Analysis: how PM and chancellor contained ‘IDS of March’ fallout

Osborne hits back after Budget battering

Chancellor challenges soft-drink makers to fight his sugar tax

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