It was certainly an embarrassing week for the Tories, and Chancellor George Osborne in particular. By claiming in a tweet on January 23 that the U.K.’s tax deal with Google was a “major success”, the chancellor completely misjudged the...Show More Summary
Embed from Getty Images We’re all in this together, so David Cameron told us before the 2010 general election. This assertion was received with derision by many outside the Eton-attending classes. And sure enough, when the coalition came to power after the election, the impact of the deficit-reduction measures was felt most keenly by those […]
Britain's Chancellor George Osborne is delaying the planned sell-off of Lloyds Bank shares due to market turbulence. To be clear — he said the Treasury's pledge to sell £2 billion ($2.8 billion) worth of shares in the publicly-ownedShow More Summary
The Chancellor is delaying the planned sell-off of Lloyds Bank shares due to market turbulence. George Osborne pledged last year to sell £2 billion worth of shares in the bank at a 5% discount to the public in one of the biggest privatisations...Show More Summary
European MEPs want to question chancellor George Osborne about the tax deal he negotiated with Google, the BBC reports. Eva Joly, a French MEP and vice chair of the European tax committee, told BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme that MEPs...Show More Summary
The British government and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have pledged to invest £3 billion ($4.3 billion) over the next five years in an attempt to eradicate malaria, The Times reports. British Chancellor George Osborne has committedShow More Summary
Bill Gates and the British chancellor, George Osborne, have announced that they’ll spend billions of dollars to try and defeat “the world’s deadliest killer”—malaria. Read more...
British Chancellor George Osborne and tech billionaire Bill Gates will spend billions to tackle malaria around the globe. ||| London - Britain's finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled a plan to spend billions to defeat “the world's deadliest killer” - malaria - on Monday. Show More Summary
BRITAIN, it seems, wants Christine Lagarde to serve a second term as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Pourquoi? No idea, although seeing as George Osborne proposed her for her first dismal stretch in office perhaps he feels...
The chancellor is set to miss his public borrowing target, just as the economy shows worrying signs of slowdown
British finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday he will nominate Christine Lagarde for a second term as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. "At a time when the world faces what I've called a dangerous cocktail...Show More Summary
"Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?" This is Simon Wren-Lewis: The political right’s dangerous support for economic quackery: You may remember Niall Ferguson’s disastrous attempt to claim that George Osborne’s imagined success proved Keynesians and Keynes...
Chancellor George Osborne is so confident that Prime Minister David Cameron will be successful in his renegotiation with the EU and prevent a Brexit that he isn't even bothering to prepare for any other scenario. Talking to the BBC's...Show More Summary
Alastair Meeks, former chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers, looks at George Osborne’s plans for pensions. When I qualified as a pension lawyer, my first boss used to say: “Alastair, when people hear the word ‘pension’, they think ‘old’, they think ‘grey’, they think ‘boring’. But if every time you hear the word ‘pension’ you […]
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thesundaytimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Such is George Osborne?s reputation for political cunning, the natural reaction to anything he does is to look for the true meaning behind the message. Prince...
Britain’s George Osborne warns of “dangerous cocktail” of new threats o the economy.
Donald Brind – from a Labour perspective I woke up this morning to hear a devastating critique of the Chancellor George Osborne’s record on the Today programme. Under him “we haven’t rebalanced the economy towards manufacturing, exports and the regions.. fixing the roof when the sun shines never happened.” A perfect script for the […]
Britain's economy is not immune from a “dangerous cocktail” of threats from abroad. ||| London - Finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday that Britain's economy was not immune from a “dangerous cocktail” of threats from abroad, and urged against complacency after two years of solid growth. Show More Summary
Sorting out your tax is boring — even accountants know that. So the bods at accountancy firm Bishop Fleming have tried to spice things up a bit. The firm holds a free tax seminar for clients the day after the budget to discuss how it will affect people. Show More Summary
The Donald Brind column – from a Labour perspective An old joke was given fresh legs just before Christmas when George Osborne set out to sprinkle some stardust on his image with an appearance at the premiere of Star Wars. Q. Why did 4,000 people boo George Osborne? A. Because that’s how many the cinema […]