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George Osborne signals concessions over Syrian child refugees

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
The chancellor, George Osborne, has signalled that the government is considering a partial climbdown to allow more Syrian children to come to the UK after a group of MPs said they were certain to rebel on the issue.

George Osborne's great income tax pretence

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Now that April pay slips are appearing, the government's posturing about cutting taxes and helping “hard-working families” is being shown to be a complete falsehood.

Is George Osborne actually a secret lizard? - ‎6 hours ago‎
This horrifying piece of footage has us thinking George Osborne might secretly be an actual lizard. The Chancellor was somehow caught off guard pulling a decidedly disturbing face as he campaigned with Zac Goldsmith ahead of tomorrow's London Mayoral ...

Watch Chancellor George Osborne attempt a pit stop at Milton Keynes-based Red Bull Racing

Milton Keynes oneMK - ‎6 hours ago‎
Chancellor George Osborne got his hands dirty at Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes this morning (May 4) as he learnt all about pit-stop mechanics.
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Why George Osborne thinks Zac Goldsmith, not Sadiq Khan, can deliver the best deal for London

City A.M. - ‎20 hours ago‎
George Osborne has urged Londoners to vote for fellow Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the London mayoral election on Thursday to help the government deliver “the best possible deal for London”.

MP Jim McMahon attacks George Osborne over 'Northern Poorhouse' and 'hollow political branding'

Manchester Evening News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A Greater Manchester MP has dubbed the Chancellor's Northern Powerhouse a 'poorhouse', accusing Mr Osborne of peddling 'hollow political branding'.
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George Osborne's apprenticeship levy is "flawed" and must be delayed, say employers

The Northern Echo (registration) - ‎14 hours ago‎
THERE is a "looming car crash" over the proposed apprenticeship levy, manufacturers have warned, after it emerged only 1 per cent of them support the controversial scheme in its current guise.
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George Osborne's tax assault: The screw keeps on turning for buy-to-let - ‎9 hours ago‎
THE buy-to-let market is buckling under Chancellor George Osborne's tax assault as investors say they can no longer make a profit from the investment.
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Please give a big round of applause for George Osborne, Comedian of the Exchequer - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
There are some who would say that George Osborne has been trolling us for years. How else, they'd say, would you explain that front bench acid rave comedown, or that power stance, or this year's Budget.
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Cameron to force out chum Osborne to save his own skin after EU referendum - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Moving Chancellor Mr Osborne is seen as a move which could placate the rebels. An insider said: “George Osborne is being offered up as a sacrificial lamb as the centerpiece of the 'save Dave' plan.
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If George Osborne really thinks the EU referendum is so bad for the economy, why is he holding it? - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Then, Osborne said growth was threatened by “worrying news about stock market falls around the world, the slowdown in China, deep problems in Brazil and in Russia”, by oil falling from $120/barrel to $40/barrel since that was “bad news for the oil and ...
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George Osborne pledges to support local newspaper industry

The Guardian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
In a speech to journalists on Thursday night, he also said the government was hoping to use the BBC licence fee to support a press struggling with declining advertising revenues.
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George Osborne family revolt grows: now his aunt backs Brexit

Evening Standard - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
George Osborne today faced a growing public family revolt over Britain remaining in the EU. His aunt, Jennifer Little, spoke out in favour of Brexit - just days after his uncle, James Osborne, called for Britain to quit the union.
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GDP growth slows in fresh blow for George Osborne

The Independent - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The ONS said the latest data showed the continued heavy reliance of the UK economy on the services industry for growth, confirming that George Osborne's promises of an economic rebalancing towards manufacturing are still not being delivered.
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'The EU referendum will destroy David Cameron and it's all George Osborne's fault' - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The EU referendum is doing all sorts of things to the Conservative Party. Some are obvious and predictable: many of the tensions and rows underway between senior Tories, including Cabinet colleagues, are simply the continuation of conflicts that have ...

George Osborne denies blocking review into “crack cocaine” betting machines - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Chancellor facing growing opposition from more than two-thirds of MPs over the failure to act against fixed-odds betting terminals.

How Budget capital gains tax changes boosted attractiveness of startups to investors

City A.M. - ‎20 hours ago‎
Changes to capital gains tax were announced by George Osborne in his March Budget (Source: Getty). Changes to capital gains tax and entrepreneurs' relief announced in the Budget have made startups and growing businesses more attractive investment ...
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Zizzi cuts tips for waiters to compensate for George Osborne's new £7.20 living wage

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Italian restaurant Zizzi has cut the share of customer tips that goes to its waiters as it became the latest firm to target staff perks in response to George Osborne's new living wave. The chain has also restricted free food for its staff - only ...
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Deficit figures an embarrassment for George Osborne as he misses targets set last month - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
George Osborne, the Chancellor, has been dealt an embarrassing blow as official figures revealed that he has failed to meet his deficit reduction targets.
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Who are George Osborne's pro-Brexit relatives? - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Mr Osborne's aunt Jennifer Little, 77, who lives in Chelsea, has dramatically backed the Brexit campaign. Mrs Little told the Evening Standard: “My husband and I are very fond of George but we totally disagree with him on Brexit.” She rubbished her ...