George Osborne has vowed that “economic and national security” will be at the heart of his plans for spending £4 trillion of taxpayers’ money over the next five years.
UK company JD Wetherspoon have criticised the introduction of a national living wage.
The UK Government’s decision to widen the scope of the investment allowance in the Summer Budget is a positive measure, and something which the Scottish Government has previously called for – however, this Budget represents a missed opportunity for the North Sea.
George Osborne was under fire last night after failing to offer any new Budget incentives to address the slump in North Sea exploration.
Hard-pressed drivers in the north and north-east last night were relieved last night after George Osborne pledged to continue the freeze on petrol and diesel tax.
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney has branded the UK Government’s emergency budget a “con trick” and a big attack on low income households and young people.
Chancellor George Osborne declared Britain “open for business” as he slashed the rate of corporation tax again in a boost to more than a million firms.
The Chancellor appeared to take business by surprise by announcing moves for a new living wage of £9 an hour by 2020.
Today was the biggest day of the political calendar as George Osborne announced his 2015 budget, however the chancellor has been overshadowed by a colleague on his big day.
George Osborne has used the first Tory-only Budget for nearly 20 years to introduce a “living wage”, dramatically declaring that “Britain deserves a pay rise”.
George Osborne claimed the “age of irresponsibility” was over as he used his summer Budget to warn that a further £37billion of cuts would be needed in this parliament.
University student maintenance grants are to be scrapped and replaced by loans, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
George Osborne unveiled a downgraded growth forecast for the UK this year while the date at which public finances would move into surplus was pushed back as he delivered his first all-Tory Budget.
Anti-cuts groups pelted Downing Street with balls in protest against austerity, as Chancellor George Osborne delivered his first all-Tory Budget.
Chancellor George Osborne has said the NHS will receive a further £8 billion by 2020.
The Government is facing fresh clashes with public sector workers after the Chancellor announced a further clampdown on pay.
George Osborne has pledged to create a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare” Britain as he unveiled the first Tory-only Budget for nearly 20 years.
Chancellor George Osborne has promised to deliver “a Conservative Budget - a Budget that puts economic security first”.
A local authority leader has called for swift action from the UK Government to deliver its promise to cut power bills across the north and north-east.
Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander triggered a row last night after claiming they had delivered more for northern Scotland than any other government in history.
First-time buyers in Scotland have been handed a £3,000 Budget boost just weeks before a Scottish Government tax cut which will further ease the burden on young househunters.
Both Aberdeen and Inverness are being formally considered for city deal investments, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed in his Budget today.
The technology industry has praised the presence of the “Internet of Things“ in the Budget as a sign Britain is moving towards a “digital future”.
The taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds Banking Group is to be slashed after George Osborne pledged to sell a further £9 billion of shares.
The biggest laugh of the budget went to George Osborne's joke about Ed Miliband and his second kitchen.
More than £1.25 billion will be spent on mental health services for children and new mothers, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget.
The chancellor received three cheers from business leaders but was accused of offering “short-term bribes” by critics in wildly-differing reaction to his budget.
George Osborne said today that his austerity squeeze on public sector spending would end a year earlier than expected as official forecasts revealed an improved picture for the UK economy.
The UK Chancellor has announced a raft of measures worth £1.3billion to help boost the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Farmers are set to benefit from £100million in tax savings over a four-year period thanks to a new measure announced in today's Budget.
The four-year-long fuel-duty freeze has been extended into the autumn by the chancellor.
George Osborne made his final pitch to voters with a handout to savers and first time buyers as he declared Britain could finally “walk tall again” after the years of austerity.