He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
If there is a crash in property prices in the Greater London area, this will have a major impact on the banks and on the economy as a whole.
Goodbye, Austerity Chancellor. Hello, leadership contender. The Autumn Statement was framed to please Conservative backbenchers rather than crafted to balance the books.
For the first time this year, the money Britons earn will go into their pockets, not the taxman’s.
Beginning and ending with deficit reduction – and aiming for a surplus.
There was also a shout-out for his annuity changes.
Over four out of five approve of it, and only one in ten disapprove.
Some members of the Tory family think the Chancellor isn’t part of it. But the Autumn Statement showed that no-one is working harder for its future.
Allegra Stratton makes the point about Osborne’s Stamp Duty cut as part of a Newsnight discussion with Chris Cook, Evan Davis and Duncan Weldon.
Osborne’s stamp duty reform gets a thumbs-up. But reaction to other measures is more mixed – and deep concern about the deficit remains.
The Chancellor announces the political cornerstone of his Autumn Statement.
From a northern Sovereign Wealth Fund to reforming Stamp Duty, George Osborne has apparently been reading our submission.
As the Autumn Statement looms, it is time to ask whether the worst policies of a future Labour Government would have our fingerprints on them.
We need greater fiscal powers for the Mayor – DevoLondon alongside devolution to England.
The immoral and unjust Inheritance Tax, a tax designed only for the very wealthiest, is hitting more and more people