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.

Paris attacks UK’s EU bank reform opt-out

Dry run in UK push for special treatment within single market

Osborne urges Whitehall to embrace cuts

Chancellor seeks elimination of deficit through more savings

Cameron picks journalists for key roles

Prime minister and chancellor rebuild their political teams

Cameron starts push for reform with EU leaders

Talks on margins of Riga summit to kick off process

Osborne makes priority of boosting UK productivity

Issue is one of his key tasks, chancellor tells CBI

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Business urged to speak up for EU

CBI says there is no credible alternative to membership

Whitehall faces up to 100,000 job cuts

Osborne in drive for billions of savings in civil service

Osborne announces July workers’ Budget

Chancellor to set out plans to implement election pledges

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Ten ways Osborne should fix our finances

What the chancellor should focus on in his summer Budget

Hammond seeks ‘fast’ reform deal with EU

Eurosceptic minister backs British membership of reformed bloc

Cities unshackled from Whitehall’s dead hand

Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse is a useful first step on which to build

Thousands find work after benefits cap

Government paves way for deeper cuts in welfare

City plan sparks disagreement over mayors

Osborne says regions can have tax powers if they elect leaders

Osborne offers cities deal on self-rule

Tax powers to be given to regions only if they elect metro-mayors

Henry Engelhardt

The admirable Engelhardt

The insurer’s co-founder and driving force, is to step down after 25 years

Walk on supply side needed for UK economy

Carney can do little about the effect of low productivity on Britain

Germans sceptical about Cameron’s EU push

Public backs a firm approach to UK over membership

Bank of England cuts growth forecast

First rate rise likely to come in mid 2016, suggests report

Tories’ battle over tourists and students

The UK government is pro-business but tourism and university sectors suffer if visitors are put off

Europe refuses to rush on UK demands

Uphill task as Schäuble knocks Osborne’s ‘silly’ interventions

Tories to keep faith with universal credit

Only about 52,000 of 7m prospective claimants receive payments

Osborne appoints allies to deliver plan

Chancellor expected to set out economic vision in summer Budget

Javid declines to back UK in Europe

Business secretary stresses need to end uncertainty

Lack of data curbs London housebuilding

Study says councils lack information on sites they own

Unsustainable bank levy ripe for reform

Osborne should resist milking lenders harder

Piecemeal UK tax rises seem ‘inevitable’

Experts say ministers will look for ways to reduce debt

PM promises renewal and rewards loyalty

Most senior ministers keep jobs as Gove becomes justice secretary

Osborne first Tory Budget forecast ‘soon’

Poll result curbs chancellor’s wiggle room on campaign pledges

Tory big guns return to pressing in-trays

Osborne to complete balancing budget while May targets migration

Labour should blame Keynes for defeat

The real architect of the Conservative victory was surely the chancellor, writes Niall Ferguson

Treasury sells down stake in Lloyds

Lloyds shares enjoyed boost of almost 6% on Friday

Banks plot to shift repo trading from London

Levy prompts rethink on non-essential operations

Tories tighten grip on local councils

Labour forced back to London and heartlands

Osborne back as Cameron’s righthand man

Chancellor becomes first secretary of state, in effect deputy PM

Cameron’s one nation mission

Vow to govern ‘for one UK’ as focus turns to threat of Brexit

wind farm at dusk

Tory win spurs fears over green issues

Departments now shorn of Lib Dem influence

Markets must temper relief at UK poll result

Bigger matters than the number of MPs will shape the outlook, writes Stephanie Flanders

What the next UK chancellor cannot know

Monetary policy and weak productivity have had more influence than the coalition’s austerity plan

Does it matter which ‘soap powder brand’ wins?

The election is a lot less important than the three main parties claim

Cameron in one last lap of campaign trail

PM goes in search of votes in bid to cling to power