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.

Regulator plans new pension safeguards

Providers will be required to do more checks to help clients

Tories seize on Syriza win to defend cuts

Cameron and Osborne urge voters to adopt safety-first approach

Osborne warns against post-poll spending

Failure to back austerity would ruin recovery, says chancellor

Rohan Silva
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Rohan Silva: man in the middle

Formerly Downing Street’s wildest thinker, this start-up champion and networker extraordinaire has opened Second Home, a 25,000 sq ft shared workspace for today’s innovators

Chinese tycoon calls urbanisation top

‘Woman who built Beijing’ says most cities have been built

Johnson pays price for national ambition

London mayor clears US tax hurdle as he eyes Commons return

View of Victorian tenement housing in the West End of Edinburgh, Morningside.

Stamp duty changes hit wealthy Scots

Tax due on homes costing more than £945,000 to rise

Cuadrilla to push on despite fracking blow

Objections can be overcome, says energy group

Labour urged to rule out SNP pact

Osborne claims deal could be dangerous for taxpayers in rest of UK

Study finds ‘entrenched’ north-south divide

Think-tank calls for drastic fiscal devolution to reverse trend

View of Victorian tenement housing in the West End of Edinburgh, Morningside.

Scottish government rethinks home purchase tax plan

Government may decide to ease burden on pricier properties

Conservative poster attacking Labours tax plans from 1992

Patten warns Cameron to beware Miliband

Former Tory chairman wary of televised election debate

Osborne and his North Sea pledge

Treasury should cut the levy on the region’s oil by a grown-up amount

NS&A website. national savings
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Strong demand for UK’s ‘pensioner bonds’

NS&I website crashes as investors rush to buy

Tories to reform compulsory purchases

Party looking at ways to speed up infrastructure projects

Energy secretary Ed Davey

Osborne accused of damaging energy sector

Minister warns attacking power groups will hurt economy

Osborne mocks Labour over deficit plans

Chancellor not convinced by opposition support for budget charter

Lack of pension reform detail criticised

Providers deride delays and lack of clarity from Treasury

Tory MPs fret over single-issue campaign

Cameron’s relentless focus on economy irks some within his party

Make utilities cut bills, says Labour

Pass on benefits of cheaper oil, party says

Tories in northern blitz to woo voters

Cameron and Osborne pledge to boost investment and growth

Osborne puts energy at heart of election

Response to call for cut in fuel bills likely to disappoint

Cameron to relaunch ‘northern powerhouse’

PM in Manchester to broaden appeal of Tories in the north of England

Osborne seeks oil price trickle down effect

Chancellor warns utilities and airlines to pass on benefits

Osborne quashes May student visa plan

Chancellor acts after warnings from UK universities and business

Labour attacks Tory claims of spending hole

Conservatives’ analysis of opposition pledges disputed

Chancellor focuses on Labour spending

Osborne says election will be choice between chaos and competence

New towns will be testbeds for healthcare ‘revolution’

Virtual surgeries to be part of blurring lines between services

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A surgeon and his theatre team perform key hole surgery to remove a gallbladder at at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is expected that that the economy, immigration, industry, the NHS and education are likely to form the basis of many of the debates. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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NHS chief warns of ‘public backlash’ over spending

Stevens urges steady increase for budget

FILE - NOVEMBER 13, 2012: Nurses warn about the loss of 60.000 posts since the coalition came to power, but the Department of Health insists on a strong NHS performance. BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nurses in the accident and emergency dept of Selly Oak Hospital work during a busy shift on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is expected that that the economy, immigration, industry, the NHS and education are likely to form the basis of many of the debates. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Labour focuses election campaign on NHS

Dossier claims patients’ rights breached under Tory-led government

Identity needs an artist’s touch

Politicians do everything they can to make their statements simple; artists embrace complication

Tories start campaign with deficit claim

Cameron and Osborne launch poster that focuses on economy

Borrowing and tax to rise, say economists

UK recovery on track, according to annual FT survey

Education minister David Laws is writing the Liberal Democrat manifesto
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Laws attacks Tory plans for spending cuts

Former Osborne deputy slams “huge policy and strategic blunder”

UK government spending: Back to the future

Proposed cuts to state spending in Britain prompt a warning of parallels with levels in 1930s

Alexander attacks Osborne over cuts

Chancellor’s plans amount to ‘wilful destruction’, Lib Dem minister says

UK looks set to miss 3% growth forecast

Downgrade of official estimates delivers political blow to Osborne

Northern Ireland parties reach broad deal

Last-minute agreement bolstered by £2bn package

Industry attacks graduate visas proposal

Tories consider pledge to make students leave after courses end

Johnson to woo voters as One Nation Tory

Commons comeback bid includes focus on low pay and infrastructure

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