By George Eaton - 23 January 09:07
The Work and Pensions Secretary wanted welfare reform to be defined by Universal Credit. It has been defined by the bedroom tax.
By George Eaton - 17 January 09:02
By conceding that a large rise would not cost jobs or damage the public finances, Osborne has made it harder for the Tories to credibly oppose a more radical offer from Miliband.
By George Eaton - 15 January 08:36
The party challenges the Chancellor to veto any move by RBS to double the bank bonus cap under new EU rules.
By Rafael Behr - 06 January 03:37
If the spectre of Gordon Brown alone were sufficient to propel the electorate into Cameron’s arms, he would now be governing with a majority.
By George Eaton - 06 January 11:39
Expect big cuts in housing benefit, the removal of child benefit from out-of-work families with more than two children, and a reduction in the benefit cap.
By George Eaton - 06 January 08:55
The Chancellor says he will prioritise further cuts to the housing benefit budget before making any changes to universal pensioner benefits.
By Arthur Downing - 19 December 03:49
Ministers have pledged to fund policies like the extension of free school meals and the freeze in fuel duty through extra revenue from reducing avoidance. But HMRC is struggling.
By New Statesman - 15 December 05:13
In an attempt to achieve an economically worthless but politically valuable budget surplus, cuts to public services will continue even once the structural deficit has been eradicated – this is unworkable.
By George Eaton - 12 December 03:43
The IFS warns that further cuts to pay could make it "increasingly difficult" for public sector employers to "retain and recruit high quality workers".
By George Eaton - 12 December 12:07
The Chancellor suggests a future Tory government would make large welfare cuts, including a lower benefit cap.