By Guy Shrubsole - 09 December 12:46
Flood risk is rising a result of climate change yet the government assumes it will remain the same and has cut back spending.
By George Eaton - 09 December 11:08
A private survey of 100 MPs by YouGov found that 69% thought they were underpaid with an average salary of £86,250 recommended.
By George Eaton - 09 December 8:58
The Work and Pensions Secretary says he "never wanted to dwell on figures" after the OBR forecasts less than 10% of his original target will be met.
By Nick Faith - 06 December 16:17
Littered throughout the speech were references to northern towns and how they will benefit from the coalition's policies.
By Richard Morris - 06 December 15:21
This recovery runs to a traditional Conservative narrative - harsh medicine applied by a single-minded Chancellor.
By George Eaton - 06 December 12:06
The appointment of the man who was Chancellor at the time of the crash would make it even easier for the Tories to warn "don't give the keys back".
By Andrew Harrop - 06 December 10:03
The Chancellor's ideological cuts are but one route to sound public finances. Alternatives, centred around investment, are available.
By George Eaton - 06 December 8:41
The first poll on the Autumn Statement shows that voters agree with Balls that Osborne is "in denial about the cost of living crisis".
By New Statesman - 05 December 23:01
Cameron says "a great light has gone out in the world", while Miliband says he "taught people across the globe the true meaning of courage, strength, hope and reconciliation."
By James Plunkett - 05 December 17:07
Inequality is a more important explanation than rising employer costs for why the wages of the typical worker have fallen behind GDP.
By George Eaton - 05 December 15:55
Minutes after the Chancellor declared that the UK was growing "faster even than America", US growth was revised up.
By Rafael Behr - 05 December 14:53
Both Miliband and Balls know they need to do more if people are going to be persuaded to put them in charge of public money.
By New Statesman - 05 December 14:18
"We know they’re not very good at shooting badgers...they're not very good at shooting other people’s foxes either."
By George Eaton - 05 December 13:12
The Chancellor boasted of higher GDP and employment, but the living standards squeeze is set to continue.
By George Eaton - 05 December 11:15
Minute-by-minute coverage of the Chancellor's announcements and the OBR's new forecasts.
By George Eaton - 05 December 10:51
On the day of George Osborne's Autumn Statement, the Work and Pensions Secretary finally admits that he will miss his Universal Credit deadline of 2017.
By Ryan Shorthouse - 05 December 9:53
The Chancellor should use his Autumn Statement to reward families on modest incomes who have quietly endured squeezed living standards during austerity.
By George Eaton - 05 December 9:19
Including, when will living standards start to rise, will there be new money for the NHS and how much more austerity is Osborne planning?
By George Eaton - 04 December 15:23
Home Office minister says the Attorney General would have to "reopen the inquest, which was absurdly curtailed".
By George Eaton - 04 December 13:31
Such was the force with which the Deputy PM delivered the Conservatives' attack lines that Peter Bone said he was "turning into a Tory".
By George Eaton - 04 December 10:47
Andy Coulson warned the PM that the perception that the Tories frown upon single parents was "electoral halitosis".
By George Eaton - 04 December 8:54
New polling by Survation in Labour marginals Great Grimsby and Dudley North shows the party neck-and-neck with UKIP.
By Chuka Umunna - 03 December 19:42
"We’re here because we understand – deeply – that the future of every person is diminished when the future of one person is threatened."
By Hollie Warren - 03 December 18:49
As the top-performing countries in Asia and Europe demonstrate, excellence and equality are not in opposition – they go hand in hand.
By Rachel Reeves and Kate Green - 03 December 15:37
Our failure to build an economy in which disabled people can play their full part leaves us all the poorer.
By George Eaton - 03 December 14:37
New figures show just 2,150 are claiming the payment, leaving the government 997,850 short of its original target of one million.
By Nida Broughton - 03 December 13:01
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
By George Eaton - 03 December 12:04
After previously denouncing efforts to reduce inequality as "futile", the mayor concedes that the gap between the rich and the poor is too large.
By Andy Hull - 03 December 9:28
At least 300,000 workers in the UK still do not receive the legal minimum. The current compliance system is in desperate need of reform.
By George Eaton - 03 December 8:39
All prices will still rise by at least 3.1% at a time when wages are rising by just 0.8%. But this remains a significant concession to Labour.