George Osborne

Vince Cable has warned the Chancellor against complacency

Cable warns Osborne against complacency over economic recovery

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable has warned the Chancellor, George Osborne against complacency and that a few good quarters of economic growth do not make a recovery.

Job creation could be the key to the economic recovery

2013 on course to see highest number of new jobs since 2007

A new report from Manpower says that new jobs will be created at the fastest rate since 2007 in 2013 and could be pivotal in influencing central bank policy.

George Osborne says the UK economy has turned a corner

Osborne says UK economy has "turned a corner"

The Chancellor, George Osborne claims to have won the economic argument as he claims the UK economy has turned a corner.

George Osborne is urging caution on the economy

Osborne urges caution on economic recovery

The Chancellor, George Osborne has called for caution and or cabinet colleagues not to brag about the economic recovery, warning that risks remain.

Research from the TUC suggests that UK workers are currently suffering the longest wage squeeze since the 1870s.

Workforce is 'vulnerable' claim TUC

The UK's workforce is "insecure" and "vulnerable" as a result of the painfully slow economic recovery, claim the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Lloyds has been the worst hit of all the UK lenders over the PPI scandal.

Lloyds recovery boost for chancellor

The partly government owned Lloyds Banking Group made £2.1bn in the first six months of 2013, sparking speculation the Treasury may sell up and recoup its stake.

Sir John Cunliffe has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

Sir John Cunliffe named as new Bank of England Deputy Governor

Sir John Cunliffe has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for financial stability, taking over from Paul Tucker.

Official data out this week is expected to show output grew in the UK in the second quarter of 2013

GDP figures to show UK economic recovery accelerating

The first estimate of GDP figures for the second quarter of 2013 are expected to show that the UK economy doubled the growth of 0.3 per cent in the first quarter to 0.6 per cent.

The Chancellor will outline plans for the Help to Buy scheme today

Osborne primes lenders and builders for Help to Buy 2

The Chancellor, George Osborne has set out plans to mortgage lenders and builders on how they should implement the second part of the Help to Buy mortgage scheme.

Mixed news for the Chancellor on government borrowing

Government borrowing up in June but revised down for 2012-13

Government borrowing was £0.5bn more in June than May but the Chancellor had some good news when it was annpounced that 2012-13, borrowing was £2 billion less than reported.

Andrew Tyrie says the government's banking reforms "fall short"

Tyrie: Osborne's "watered down" banking reforms "fall short"

The Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee and fellow tory MP Andrew Tyrie says the government's response to the parliamentary commission on banking "falls short".

Mark Carney prepares to take over as Governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney steps into breach as Bank of England Governor

Mark Carney will begin his five-year term as Governor of the Bank of England on Monday and start to answer the questions from economists of what his strategy will be to help revive the UK economy.

Britain's top civil servant warns that austerity will last for decades

UK's top civil servant warns it will take 20 years to fix economy

Sir Jeremy Heywood, the UK's top civil servant has warned that the battle to restore the UK economy is a "generational battle" that will last for 20 years.

The government is preparing to return RBS and Lloyds to the private sector

UK government begins sale of bailed-out banks RBS & Lloyds

The government has tasked UK Financial Investments, the body responsible for the taxpayer's interest in bailed-out banks to look for a buyer for RBS and Lloyds.

Ed Balls responds to the government's spending review

Spending review: Osborne wields the axe at welfare spending

Welfare was the main target for the cuts as George Osborne presented a further £11.5 billion of savings for 2015-16, as well as public sector employees and government efficiencies.

George Osborne set out his plans for government spending in 2015-16 today

Spending Review 2013: Expert reaction and comment

George Osborne set out his spending review for 2015-16 today and provided details on where teh £11.5 billion of cuts required for the year will come from.

George Osborne sets out his spending plans for 2015-16

2015-16 spending review: Key points at a glance

How will the government's spending review affect you? We run through the key points as George Osborne tries to find £11.5 bn of savings whilst still stimulating the economy.

George Osborne sets out his spending plans for 2015-16 on Thursday

Spending Review choices hit by timing of next General Election

George Osborne presents his 2015-16 spending review on Thursday with £11.5 billion worth of cuts expected. We analyse the background and ask where the cuts will come from?

George Osborne: Mixed messages on RBS future

Osborne's mixed messages on RBS upsets investors

George Osborne has been accused of incompetence over his handling of RBS and his apparent u-turn on returning the bank to the private sector has been criticised by investors.

The pressure is on George Osborne ahead of next week's spending review

UK government borrowing set to rise for third consecutive year

Underlying government borrowing still went up in May once the one-off receipts of £3.2bn from Swiss tax authorities is stripped out of the figures.

George Osborne said he was consulted over the decision

Osborne denies pushing Hester out of RBS

The Chancellor, George Osborne has denied that he was involved in pushing out RBS chief executive Stephen Hester from his job, saying he was consulted but the decision was made by the bank's board.

Details of the sale of Lloyds shares could emerge this week

Osborne to outline Lloyds privatisation plan at Mansion House

The chancellor, George Osborne, is expected to use the Mansion House speech to the City on Wednesday to set out initial plans on the re-privatisation of Lloyds Banking Group.

The FSB is urging the chancellor to support small businesses

FSB: Osborne must capitalise on increased business confidence

A new report by the Federation of Small Businesses says that while confidence amongst businesses is improving, the Chancellor must use the Spending Review to capitalise on this.

Stephen Hester: Time to go

Hester pushed out as RBS boss ahead of public share offering

Stephen Hester, the man flown in to save RBS after it required a £45bn bailout has been forced out of his post as the government tries to get the bank ready for re-privatisation.

Lloyds shares could be given away by the government by 2015

Policy Exchange recommends £34bn RBS & Lloyds share giveaway

The Policy Exchange has recommended that the government give away part of its stake in the two bailed-out banks Lloyds and RBS.

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