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# George Osborne

This year
Just Stop Oil denies staging confetti protest at ex-Tory politician's wedding
Former UK chancellor George Osborne and his wife were strewn with orange confetti by a woman following their marriage ceremony.
All time
George Osborne: Second Brexit referendum or general election likely in 2019
The former chancellor was David Cameron’s closest ally in government for six years.
'Sensible' Tories holding secret talks with Labour to ensure a soft Brexit
Theresa May is facing pressure on all sides as she looks to form a government to lead the Brexit negotiations.
A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers
George Osborne is still an MP and also has a €750,000-a-year job with a wealth management company.
Brexit vote would mean border checks and a "shock" to the North's economy - Osborne
Osborne is in the north on the Brexit vote campaign trail.
George Osborne refuses to apologise as he is forced to reverse disability welfare cuts
The embattled chancellor of the exchequer was on the defensive yesterday.
Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement
He added that he plans to carry out his responsibilities in office for the next four years.
The UK is staring down the barrel of a massive loss on Ulster Bank parent RBS
The country’s government plans to start offloading its shares in the bailed-out bank.
The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?
The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere
This was the week in business.
He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority
It’s one of the “perils” of speaking directly, instead of reading the precise text of a long party conference address, the Labour leader insisted.
British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation
The Home Office has admitted that 114 official files relating to claims of child abuse have been lost or destroyed.
UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?"
This would never happen to Michael Noonan. Right?
Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence
The Scottish First Minister has said that not recognising the result would be anti-democratic.
The British chancellor's choice of a posh burger is front page news in the UK
George Osborne’s decision to have a burger has caused some controversy in the UK…
British chancellor hints at Ulster Bank sell-off
George Osborne told bankers last night that a review is to be carried out into breaking up Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank’s parent company.
Senior bankers who put taxpayers' money at risk should be jailed
A report by a parliamentary commission on banking in the UK has recommended widespread reform to the sector.
G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed
G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.
Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.
UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking
George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.
Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland
The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.
Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years
Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.
Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t
The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?
MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket
Unfortunately for the Chancellor, it happened in front of an ITV reporter who live-tweeted the whole episode.
British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio
Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago
UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years
Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.
Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron
The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.
Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun
The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.
Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry
Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.
FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes
Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.
Three countries refuse to sign off on EU accounts for 2010
The UK, Sweden and the Netherlands refused to sign off after the European Court of Auditors reported accounting errors.
Under-fire RBS chief Stephen Hester waives £1m bonus
Stephen Hester, whose bank is 82 per cent owned by the British taxpayer, gives up his bonus to avoid becoming a ‘pariah’.
Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.
Euro members agree €150bn in new loans to IMF - but UK opts out
George Osborne told EU finance ministers that Britain would only act as part of a G20 plan, and not within the EU.
Noonan to meet Osborne amid concerns over Britain's EU isolation
The fallout of Cameron’s decision to use a veto in EU negotiations on a new treaty continued last night as Clegg and the Lib Dems refused to back the PM in a Commons vote.
Germany insists EU deal will crack crisis - as Britain fears isolation
There have been mixed reactions to the landmark EU deal – but UK PM David Cameron received a “hero’s welcome” from Conservative MPs after rejecting it.
Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979
Public sector workers are striking, over government proposals to make staff work longer and pay more in order to earn pensions.
UK and Portuguese banks downgraded by Moody’s
Twelve banks in the UK and nine in Portugal have been downgraded after Moody’s reassessed the financial institutions’ support environment.