Cameron voices strong backing for British shale gas development

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said this week the country "cannot afford" to miss out on the benefits of controversial shale gas development.

Group of 20 to focus on job creation, economic growth

MOSCOW, July 20 (UPI) -- Group of 20 finance ministers said Saturday the group's top priorities are jobs, economic growth and fighting global tax evasion.

Bilderberg Group meeting draws protesters to London suburb

WATFORD, England, June 7 (UPI) -- A meeting of the Bilderberg Group at a golf resort in a London suburb attracted demonstrators and conspiracy theorists to Watford.

Britain to back EU emissions quotas, oppose renewables targets

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- Britain will back 2030 European Union targets for emissions reduction but oppose such targets for new renewable energy sources, Energy Secretary Ed Davey says.

EU coming round to pro-stimulus measures instead of cuts

AYLESBURY, England, May 10 (UPI) -- EU senior ministers attending a G-7 summit in this Buckinghamshire town northwest of London are having to wriggle back into a pro-growth posture after months spent on fractious -- and expensive -- campaign for cutbacks, economic retrenchment and overall austerity.

Number of pubs in Britain reportedly dropped sharply

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- A pint at the local pub may be a time-honored British tradition, but the Campaign for Real Ale said the number of pubs closing jumped in the past six months.

U.K. under pressure to clean up tax havens

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 3 (UPI) -- British Overseas Territories in the Western Hemisphere will abandon their 'tax haven' status as London struggles to raise cash and counter European charges its Caribbean and other overseas territories encourage tax evasion.

Scotland's break from Britain would mean loss of the pound

GLASGOW, Scotland, April 24 (UPI) -- Scotland will lose the pound as its currency if it chooses independence from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer said.

The bad math that lost jobs

PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Back in the 1920s, an Austrian newspaper won the title for headline of the decade with a front-page story that read, "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive; Great War Fought By Mistake."
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Osborne: State was subsidizing Philpott

DERBY, England, April 5 (UPI) -- The case of arsonist killer Mick Philpott illustrates the changes needed in Britain's welfare system, the chancellor of the exchequer said Thursday.

Shale gas in line for Britain tax breaks

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- Shale gas would get "generous" tax breaks under the government budget proposal unveiled this week by British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

British government wants shale gas rewards

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- The British government aims to ensure that local communities benefit from any shale natural gas potential, British Energy Minister John Hayes said.

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AOA says rules impede Chinese tourism

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Airport operators in Britain said a substantial portion of revenue is lost due to a cumbersome visa system required for Chinese nationals.

Moody's downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rating agency Moody's Friday downgraded its rating of British bonds from AAA to Aa1, sparking criticism from the Labor Party over economic policies.
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George Osborne
Shadow Chancellor George Osborne delivers his keynote speech to Party delegates at the 2009 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on October 6, 2009. UPI/Hugo Philpott

George Gideon Oliver Osborne, MP (born 23 May 1971 in Paddington, London) is a British Conservative politician. He is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, a role he was appointed to in May 2010, and has been the Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001.

Osborne is part of the old Anglo-Irish aristocracy, known in Ireland as the Ascendancy. He is the heir to the Osborne baronetcy (of Ballentaylor, in County Tipperary, and Ballylemon, in County Waterford).

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