Andrew Grice

Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.

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George Osborne on ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ where he reacted coolly to calls for the Living Wage to be extended

Budget 2015: Benefits cap to be reduced to £20,000 for families outside London

In the capital the maximum figure claimable will drop to £23,000

More than seven million children will be hit by the proposed cuts to tax credits to be announced in George Osborne’s post-election Budget

Budget 2015: George Osborne's tax credit cuts will 'affect more than seven million children'

Government advisers on child poverty warn 45% of working families will be hit

Former BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland said the move was ‘the worst form of dodgy accounting’

BBC iPlayer fee: Viewers of catch-up service could be charged to offset £650m of cuts

George Osborne confirmed he has asked BBC to foot bill for free TV licences

Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn speaking to protesters at the anti-austerity march in London

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn wins backing of Unite in blow to Andy Burnham

Mr Corbyn has been winning the warmest response at hustings debates

Chancellor George Osborne will present his post-election budget on 8th July (Getty)

Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said he will make £12 billion in welfare cuts in his upcoming budget

George Osborne appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, 5 July 2015

Greece referendum: Britain 'not immune' to EU crisis, George Osborne warns as vote opens

The Chancellor says an emergency meeting will take place tomorrow, attended by the Bank of England's Mark Carney, to discuss the fall-out from Greece

George Osborne will implement a flagship pledge to ensure that people can hand down their assets to their children or grandchildren when they die

Budget 2015: George Osborne to raise levels for inheritance tax in first Tory-only Budget

A 'family homes allowance' is expected to be introduced by the Chancellor

Liz Kendall faces opposition from many within the Labour Party to ‘English votes for English laws’

Liz Kendall urges Labour to embrace 'English votes for English laws'

Leadership candidate tells party 'there must be a stronger voice for England'

Greek tragedy casts a dark cloud over George Osborne's first Conservative-only Budget

Inside Westminster: The chancellor will try to turn the latest twists to his advantage

State benefits paid to thousands of sick and disabled could be cut by £30 a week

Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts

The move would be controversial because David Cameron and George Osborne have promised to protect the most vulnerable

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