George Osborne

 
No more dilly-dallying on the dole
No more dilly-dallying on the dole
Finance minister George Osborne is determined to continue the British government's push to reduce welfare spending.
Lloyds sale jump-starts UK economy
Lloyds sale jump-starts UK economy
George Osborne, the British chancellor, says Britain’s economy has turned a corner after the government made a £60-million profit from...
The UK’s good news is bad
The UK’s good news is bad
If all else fails, they say, you can always lower your standards. This is what the United Kingdom has become used to doing in relation to its...
UK's new central bank boss has clout
UK's new central bank boss has clout
Mark Carney, the current governor of the Bank of Canada, is largely unknown outside of the cloistered circles of central bankers and financial...
UK looks to mini-jobs for economic boost
UK looks to mini-jobs for economic boost
It's being considered as one of a package of measures to make it easier to create employment.
G20 leaders eye boost in IMF funding
G20 leaders eye boost in IMF funding
World leaders meeting at the Group of 20 summit on Thursday discussed boosting their funding of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help...
UK says no tax cuts during debt crisis
UK says no tax cuts during debt crisis
Britain must stick to its austerity drive and avoid tax cuts while it tries to wipe out a record deficit, finance minister George Osborne said on...
Britain's growth is 'meager and pathetic'
Britain's growth is 'meager and pathetic'
A slow-down in Britain's growth in the second quarter means that the economy is weaker than was thought and has no chance of meeting its official...
Fewer jobs, less spending
Fewer jobs, less spending
There was acute embarrassment for the British government this week as treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander allowed himself to be photographed...
Cost-cutting UK govt curbs benefits in bold move
Cost-cutting UK govt curbs benefits in bold move
Britain will end child benefits for higher earners, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, felling a long-established payment to all...
Britain's Brown falls further behind in polls
Britain's Brown falls further behind in polls
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has slipped further behind the opposition Conservatives in an opinion poll on Tuesday and fewer voters are...
Pressure builds on UK's Brown over missing data
Pressure builds on UK's Brown over missing data
Senior officials knew about a decision to include financial details of millions of Britons on computer discs that then went missing in the mail,...

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