The shadow chancellor's promises make electoral sense, but mean a lot of pain for the young and the poor.
Plan to fund extra £2bn a year through future underspends means spending promise is "a con", says shadow chancellor.
An Autumn Statement for the few.
The Chancellor framed himself as a man who would take from the wealthy and give to the NHS.
The Autumn Statement performances today shows our political leaders on both sides should stop fixating reducing the deficit to zero.
The big news is what George Osborne didn’t mention.
Wait, Osborne wants the rich to pay more tax?
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement to parliament today. What did he announce?
The Chancellor will make his last Autumn Statement before the general election. What will it include?
The government has named Bicester in Oxfordshire as its second garden city, but to solve the housing crisis, we’d need to build six or seven of them every year.
New government plans for funding flood defences won't protect us.
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