• Lloyds Bank
    21 May 15
    The two government bodies that manage most of the taxpayer’s stakes in business are to be merged into a single company, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
  • Tony Travers
    1 Apr 15
    Whatever the election brings, something that feels like austerity will continue. George Osborne’s tenure at the Treasury has locked Britain into permanently lower taxes and smaller government
  • Scottish Parliament series
    23 Mar 15
    MPs have criticised the Treasury’s most senior official for publishing his view that there should be no currency union with an independent Scotland during last year’s independence referendum.
  • Danny Alexander
    16 Mar 15
    Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has launched a review of the business rates system in England, which will consider how to use local retention of revenue to incentivise councils to...
  • 27 Feb 15
    Chancellor George Osborne’s claim that he halved the UK government’s £1.7bn bill from the European Commission late last year is ‘not supported by published information’, the Treasury select committee...
  • Ian Ball CIPFA International
    25 Feb 15
    British voters deserve to be as well-informed as shareholders when it comes to getting the whole accounting picture on the fiscal state of the economy
  • 28 May 14
    The Treasury has seriously mishandled the new fee regime for universities, resulting in zero expected savings for the public coffers. And the chancellor’s scrapping of controls on student...
  • 24 Mar 14
    Shadow Treasury chief secretary Chris Leslie says that he wants to ‘declutter’ public services and chuck out the deficit. He talks to PF about Labour’s economic makeover
  • 15 Jan 14
    Chancellor George Osborne has today been urged to block attempts by the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland to increase the level of bonuses it can pay employees
  • Whitehall (iStock)
    30 Aug 13
    A lack of useable public information on how Whitehall performs means that assessing its overall effectiveness is an impossible task for any ‘armchair auditor’
  • Cash
    14 Jun 13
    The Treasury is reluctant to confirm how much the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards is costing the taxpayer, but it could be up to £1m. Let’s hope it proves worth the money