Is George Osborne cutting enough into public sector spending? In this week’s Spectator cover feature, Ross Clark examines how the Chancellor isn’t making much of a dent at all into… Continue reading The post The View from 22 — Cuts, what cuts?, the rise of individualism and the green shoots of economic recovery appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
OSBORNE: LLOYDS TO BE RE-PRIVATISED Chancellor George Osborne yesterday used his Mansion House speech in the City of London to unveil his plans for state-owned banks. He said the government was “actively considering options for share sales in Lloyds” and investor interest was growing. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is ready to start selling its shares in Lloyds Banking Group and will examine whether to break up Royal Bank of Scotland, Finance Minister George Osborne said, admitting the re-privatization of RBS remains a long way off.
George Osborne is expected to respond to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards’s final report in his Mansion House speech this evening. The report is hefty and packed with recommendations,… Continue reading The post George Osborne’s Mansion House minefield appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Don't hold your breath for chancellor to adopt Tyrie report, which takes swipes at government 'interference' Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 09:44 ON Wed 19 Jun 2013 CHANCELLOR George Osborne is likely to offer fine words about a damning...Show More Summary
COALITION URGED TO JAIL RECKLESS BANKERS The Commission on Banking Standards, set up by George Osborne last year, has finally reported to Parliament - and it is urging the government to impose tougher penalties for misbehaviour in banks, including jail terms for reckless senior bankers. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - The fate of Britain's two state-controlled banks will become clearer on Wednesday, when finance minister George Osborne is likely to start the clock ticking for the sale of the government's stakes.
We have made more progress in 20 hours than in the last 20 years, said George Osborne with typical modesty when describing the possibility that there will be some extraordinary deal out of the G8 that stuns the world and introduces fairness, justice and total transparency on the question of transcontinental taxation. I will not [...]
Mention the lack of ties at the #G8 on Twitter and you get a torrent of replies from those who think it's all gone a bit too far (and the odd slacker moaning about the patriarchy's insidious phallic symbol). Turns out George Osborne explained the "smart casual" dress code earlier (I missed it) after being [...]
George Osborne was on familiarly confident form on Today dealing with the lefty nonsense about tax avoidance. His line about Britain 'putting its house in order' by leaning on its dependencies and publishing a register of beneficial ownership was his way of getting ahead of the coalition of anti-City types that Labour has craftily encouraged [...]
Freya the cat, a pet owned by UK politician George Osborne, stands accused of being a spy for the Chinese. Osborne reportedly purchased the tabby back in 2009. Months after he introduced the feline to his family, the cat suddenly went missing. No one saw hide or hair of the pet for three long years. [...]Show More Summary
George Osborne is expected to signal desire to begin reprivatisation of Lloyds and RBS by next general election One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 13:24 ON Mon 10 Jun 2013 The Treasury is considering selling an initial 10% stake in Lloyds...Show More Summary
Privatization is back on the political stroke economic agenda this morning after a report commissioned by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the UK looks like he will be set to return bailed out banks to the private sector. Show More Summary
Labour may now be trying to qualify what Ed Balls said about pensions to Andrew Neil earlier, but the Shadow Chancellor's pronouncements about welfare remain hugely significant. They may in fact have contributed to a necessary shift in the debate. A few days ago a Cabinet minister was bemoaning to me the hard reality of [...]
LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne will launch the early sale to the public of shares in bailed-out lender Lloyds Banking Group, the Sunday Times reported without citing sources.
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LONDON -- In this investing video, Owain Bennallack reveals why he thinks the Chancellor of the Exchequer should be happy with the recent revival at Lloyds . If you are looking for other buying opportunities, this new wealth report identifies five FTSE names that should provide you with a comfortable retirement. Show More Summary
Does David Cameron have the guts to take George Osborne aside and have a conversation? Not that conversation. It's too late for the "would you consider a different role?" chat. It's seven-and-a-half years into Project Cameroon and the pair are roped together. I have in mind another topic: shale gas. Does the Prime Minister have [...]
Société Générale's Albert Edwards claims policy most stupid economic idea of the last 30 years One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 11:23 ON Wed 5 Jun 2013 GEORGE Osborne's little-loved Help to Buy scheme has been described as "moronic" by...Show More Summary