Whitehall faces annual rent bill of £1bn

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, leaves the treasury to deliver his autumn statement in the House of Commons.
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Osborne to charge departments market rates

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Osborne shows an artistic side

National bodies relieved, but fate of local museums unclear

Q&A: why the PM wants to bomb Syria

Cameron says stopping Isis ‘means taking action in Syria

UK net migration rises to record high

ONS figures deal blow to government promise to limit numbers

Cameron’s Dutch ally warns on Brexit talks

Rutte says insistence on guarantees could scupper EU deal

Housebuilding incentives to be ‘sharpened’

Figures show payments boost development in face of objections

PM makes case for strikes on Isis in Syria

Corbyn says he cannot support RAF action in Syria

Osborne says austerity not over yet

Chancellor insists billions must still be cut from public spending

Cameron sets sights on Isis in Syria

PM seeks to expand UK’s role in global coalition

Devolution distances Westminster from cuts

No big shrinkage in state but power shifts to cities

Four scenarios threatening Schengen zone

Migrant crisis and Paris attacks prompt return of border controls

Putin and Erdogan test each other’s resolve

Two popular nationalists who thrive on confrontation

Chance for UK to stem skills shortage

Apprenticeship levy has flaws but business must take ownership

Cameron’s cunning plan for bombing Syria

The questions over extending air raids answered in 43 key points

An economist’s view from Paul Johnson

A tight spending review but cuts to unprotected departments less than expected

Exports setback as trade funding loses £42m

Agency faces cuts even as export growth staggers

An economist’s view from Andrew Haldenby

Osborne’s enthusiasm for public productivity fight is waning

An economist’s view from Bronwyn Curtis

The OBR’s new model of tax revenues has bailed out George Osborne

How do Osborne’s sums add up?

Higher forecasts and taxes spare many departments

An economist’s view from Paul Johnson

Tight review but cuts to unprotected departments less than thought


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