Budget 2016

The battle over George Osborne’s tax on sugary drinks is still raging

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The announcement of a tax on fizzy drinks in the latest budget came as a surprise to many. Pennie Taylor investigates why drinks, why now and whether it goes far enough

Staines, Pile o’ Bones and other towns that changed name

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Name that town The representative of Slough in the UK Youth Parliament called for the town’s name to be changed…

Osborne’s Budget brings politics home again

19 March 2016 9:00 am

George Osborne used to tell his aides to prepare every budget as if it were their last: to throw in…

Don’t believe the recession hype – or this commodities boom

12 March 2016 9:00 am

All in all, this is an odd moment for an outburst of high spirits: not from me — I’m as…

Sorry, George: Britain’s economy is still a tale of two nations

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Upbeat or downbeat? I asked last month whether the mood where you live is energised by enterprise or demoralised by…