Forecast changes and spending hikes have pushed him beyond the previous limits.
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Our usual summary of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s supplementary data.
How does Osborne’s expenditure compare to that of other recent Chancellors?
From Osborne’s response to the tax credit row to his additional sources of revenue.
The numbers in 2010’s Spending Review don’t match the numbers of today. Here’s why.
And the worst example? Blair and Brown in their second term.
Employment rates are rising on the whole, although there are some caveats.
This other Nordic country is doing a lot to tackle homelessness.
Thanks to the divide between capital and resource expenditure, they may not be as harsh as they sound.
Western governments have cut back. They’ve done so in expectation of a more peaceful world.
Yesterday saw the launch of our former editor’s new report, Prosperity for All. Here’s our account of it.
Whilst Michael Gove has risen to the top.
Not just in terms of personnel, but in terms of age.
Last Parliament, the Government seemed to be guided by academics and their books. This Parliament, less so.
Spending rose by 331 per cent over the New Labour years. The current Chancellor wanted to decrease it by 19 per cent.