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Both consumer price inflation and higher interest rates are needed.
Either, first, he wasn’t quite telling the truth. Or, second, he was willing to wreak the very damage on pensioners’ incomes of which he now warns.
If in retirement, having paid their dues, they wish to join friends or family in another country, why should they not be able to take their pensions with them?
The clamour about last week’s elections and June’s EU referendum is obscuring the deep problems that the Government and the country face.
I am an optimist: I believe that we respond more immediately and sympathetically to appeals to the needs of future generation than almost any other political argument
Economic inactivity rates have declined in recent years – particularly among those who might otherwise have retired early.
The PIP row and IDS’s resignation. Almost two out of three party member respondents to our survey blame Osborne.
About one in six say that the former Work and Pensions Secretary is more at fault.
George Osborne: Four radical reforms which show what this modern, compassionate Conservative Government is all about
The New National Living Wage comes into effect today. And over the next seven days, we will deliver tax cuts, help for savers and the single-tier state pension.
Howard Flight: We simply cannot afford to carry on protecting spending on welfare, the NHS and schools
The Budget ducked the hard choices that need to be made.
The notion of long years of post-career idleness is an artefact of a clumsy system. We are living and active for longer, and provision for our dotage must adapt.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
A large part of the reason for the Chancellor backing off is the interplay between the EU referendum and Tory MPs’ views.