Budget 2014: LIVE BLOG

Robert Tinker

13.47: The Budget announcement has wound down now so too is the blog. Thanks 13.45: Michael Gove (who made remarks about the number of Old Etonians in the Government in an interview with the FT over the weekend) has been banished to the naughty step out of sight of the TV cameras, Miliband says 13.44:…


Devolution: The ties that bind us

Dan Sharp

As a Scot in London I have been surprised by the high level of interest from those south of the border in the upcoming independence referendum. Across the UK people are genuinely interested in the arguments and the outcome, but all too often are unaware of the powers that the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales…


Rebalancing vs cost of living: a false choice

Robert Tinker

As the parliament has worn on the language of ‘rebalancing’ has faded from the Chancellor’s speeches. The reasons are easy to see. Rapid improvements in GDP last year have focused minds on who is benefiting from growth, not just how to generate it. The chancellor’s Budget tomorrow looks set to reflect this shift. Potential announcements…