George Osborne’s last chance

The Chancellor could be a bold reformer—but he must act soon

By Peter Kellner  

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne walks from his official residence 11 Downing street in London, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. ©Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

Read more: How ditching paper could save the Treasury £10bn a year

We know one thing about next week’s Budget—that Chancellor George Osborne won’t reform the system of pension tax relief. And we can predict one more thing—that he probably won’t reduce the top rate of tax to…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect