The former Goldman Sachs economist was an advocate of the Northern Powerhouse.
When is an orchestra not an orchestra? The way this policy defines it, northern brass bands and Scottish bagpipe groups will be excluded from the tax relief.
The Chancellor neutralised some of Labour's strongest attack lines - but there was no knock-out blow.
The Labour leader has responded to the Chancellor’s final Budget this parliament.
George Osborne will say the UK faces a "critical choice" at the election when he delivers his Budget today – but what do we know so far?
The Chancellor later tried to wriggle out of a one-to-one debate, saying that Danny Alexander should also be invited.
Osborne has at least one big card left to play - but it might help the Conservatives less than they hope.
This looks set to be a minimalist budget - but not all is as it seems, and opposition Ed Balls would do well to veer away from it sooner rather than later.
The low point in 2000 pre-dated the government's spending increases for health and education.
The shadow chancellor will unveil a full analysis of how the Tories' plans would hit public services.
Zero hours contracts are widely used in the care sector, where women make up the majority of the workforce.
We notice you have ad blocking software enabled. Support the New Statesman’s quality, independent journalism by contributing now — and this message will disappear for the next 30 days.
If we cannot support the site on advertising revenue, we will have to introduce a pay wall — meaning fewer readers will have access to our incisive analysis, comprehensive culture coverage and groundbreaking long reads.