By funding higher capital spending through cuts elsewhere, Osborne will do little to boost growth. But will Labour finally make the case for borrowing for growth?
British households have become more, not less, concerned over the last five years.
With further cuts to higher education and 40 per cent of student loans unlikely to be repaid, the parties need to agree on a sustainable funding system.
The Chancellor reveals that he has already secured agreement from seven departments to cuts of up to 10 per cent and makes it clear that he's after more.
Why the increase in tax revenues doesn't prove that the coalition was right to scrap the 50p rate.
Despite no shortage of austerity, borrowing was £1.3bn higher in April than in the same month last year.
David Cameron promised to lead "the most open and transparent government in the world", but he and his ministers have repeatedly manipulated data for political purposes.
To avoid a "second home subsidy", the government must limit the scheme to first-time buyers.
Ministers are motivated by the desire to make a quick buck, not by what is best for the taxpayer in the long-term.
The return of the economy to growth, however anaemic, allows the Chancellor to maintain the narrative that the UK is "healing".