Housing mandarins say the measure has been drastically extended since it was first proposed by the Tories and 'threatens the future of social housing'
The proposed flat rate of relief would have to be funded by higher earners. And that creates a loophole that the Chancellor may plug, says Simon Read
'If we allow only those already within a position of privilege to access a university degree, we allow social mobility to stagnate'
Sanitary products carry 5 per cent VAT in the UK under European rules
The Chancellor has been heavily criticised for his controversial £130m tax settlement with internet giant Google
To be crude about it, hi-vis visits make for good pictures
The UK didn’t reach its pre-crisis economic peak until 2013
Chancellor says he understands public's 'frustration and anger' but that he always seeks 'best deal for Britain'
The website is open until January 29, 2016
The pledge supports the World Health Organisation’s mission to reduce malaria deaths by 90% by 2030
Nobel economist also says PM’s benefits squeeze will not slow EU migration
We all know who will come to stand against Osborne for the next Tory leadership. Who else could it be?
The great impresario should let his Cats run free
Instead of solving the nation's problems, the Government keeps moving the goalposts while hoping we won't notice what's going on
Running out of options, the Chancellor may feel impelled to hit what Margaret Thatcher would have called 'our people'
While flat rate tax relief proposals would boost pension pots of the majority anyone paying 40% tax or more would lose out