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.

Third more pensions choose infrastructure

Cash-strapped governments turn to institutional investors

Sir Danny Alexander

Alexander confirmed in senior AIIB role

China rival to World Bank unveils line-up of five vice-presidents

Conservatives: the party of business?

The chancellor’s policies raise doubts over the UK government’s claim to be pro-business

Brexit City
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Brexit deal: are safeguards effective for UK?

New measures applied to past battles shows they could prove useful

Corporate tax system is ‘decaying’

Osborne hears more criticism over Google settlement

Tax link to charity giving ruled out

Incentives in taxation system for donations have an effect

Conservatives diverted by leadership race

Conservatives should remember they are running a country, not an internal recruitment process

Chancellor urged to bolster Heathrow case

Leading MP claims Davies report has serious omissions

Corbyn’s dividend ban under Labour fire

Shadow business secretary says leader’s proposal ‘does not work’

Osborne backs push for tax transparency

Big companies urged to be more open following Google furore

Osborne’s treacherous route to No 10

The UK chancellor’s leadership ambitions are fuelling the Google tax feud, writes Paul Goodman

Lloyds calls in bonds paying 16% interest

Bank will redeem ECNs after it won a landmark court case

How 6-year Google saga ended in uproar

£130m tax deal Osborne called a ‘major success’ has come under fire

Markets stymie Osborne’s Lloyds optimism

Chancellor postpones plans to sell stake to retail investors

Osborne tries to sell ex-deputy to China

‘We haven’t singled you out as a place to send deadbeat politicians. We send them everywhere’

Rebalancing of economy remains elusive

GDP hits 0.5% in fourth quarter but annual rate drops to 2.2%

North Sea oil handed emergency funding

Cameron to announce infrastructure and innovation spending

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FCA courtship of Medcraft ends awkwardly

Flirtation with Australian regulator left unconsummated

George Osborne
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China turmoil teaches truths about Brexit

Sensible politicians gamble on big economic transitions only if there is little alternative

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Tory challengers jostle for prime position

Osborne, Johnson and May look beyond Cameron’s tenure

Facebook resists UK attempts to claim back-tax

Social media site being audited by HMRC

FCA must now look at governance

If Bailey makes FCA work, Osborne will have no excuse to interfere

The six-month search for City enforcer

Bailey final twist in global hunt for head of FCA

Buy-to-let - Is Carney about to act?

BoE is worried about impact of a rate rise on landlords

Sir Danny Alexander

Alexander set for top Beijing AIIB role

Former Lib Dem Treasury chief secretary to be bank vice-president

Plan to cull local government fund managers

Pension shake-up could see £300m costs cut and create 6 UK ‘wealth funds’

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Osborne’s northern powerhouse puzzle grows

High-wage, low-welfare economies ‘almost all in south’, says think-tank

Osborne hails Google tax deal as ‘major success’

Critics say agreement is trivial and a “sweetheart deal”

Fixing UK pensions requires a scalpel

Chancellor should use the measure to distribute incentives wisely

EU referendum delays Heathrow decision

Business leaders dismayed by further wait for runway approval

Pensions: flat-rate tax relief

Tax perks for higher earning pension savers are set to become less generous

Lagarde wins backing for new IMF term

UK, France and Germany support managing director

FCA says Treasury does not interfere

Removal of watchdog’s chief ‘did not compromise independence’

UK unemployment rate lowest since 2006

Sluggish wage growth strengthens case for keeping rates steady

FCA seeks strong leader after stormy year

MPs to question independence of City regulator

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Osborne orders pensions exit fees cap

Charges can amount to thousands of pounds

Taskforce backs action on insurance fraud

More data sharing and strong response to suspect claims advised

Cairn Energy

Cairn Energy urges end to tax dispute

UK oil explorer is one of several groups targeted by New Delhi

Tories move to centre-ground on pensions

Tax relief on pensions to move from higher to lower earners

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Globalisation 2.0 — an optimistic outlook

The reformers will prevail, from Beijing to Tokyo, Delhi, Brussels, London and Washington, writes Lionel Barber

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