Budget 2015

He is the politician who has already turned his hand to dancing and chairing Norwich City Football Club after losing his seat in Parliament two years ago.

It is often said that politics is a rough game where all sorts is thrown at candidates of all parties.

So it is election time once again, where the leaders of our political parties are battling for their ideas and policies to get a hearing.

The Conservative party chairman is campaigning in Great Yarmouth today.

As the Labour party prepares its manifesto for the snap election shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said he will look to slap higher taxes on big companies and “rich” people earning over £70,000.

The architect of a number of high profile gaffes who deserves to be reshuffled, or a minister unfairly targeted for having a face that doesn’t fit?

Jeremy Corbyn did not give the impression of being a man under pressure.

Schools in the east of England are to receive £250m in government cash to create more places and improve tired buildings.

Business leaders in parts of Suffolk hit hardest by changes in rate payments say they are a “kick in the teeth” and threaten the diversity of rural towns.

A cross-party select committee of MPs has published a damning report into social care. Political Editor Annabelle Dickson looks at what the report found and some of the solutions being put forward.

George Osborne’s growing number of new jobs might be the talk of politics – but there’s one role he won’t be getting . . . new team boss at Norwich City!

Transport secretary Chris Grayling reaffirmed the government’s commitment to Lowestoft’s third crossing project when he visited the town today (Friday, March 17).

George Osborne has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard.

Chancellor Philip Hammond conducted a major budget u-turn over plans for a hike in National Insurance Contribution for the self-employed.

Workers in North Norfolk could be the hardest hit by the chancellor’s controversial National Insurance Contribution revenue raiser.

Here is Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget at a glance:

Chancellor Philip Hammond stood accused of breaking a Conservative manifesto pledge after putting a controversial tax hike for the self-employed at the heart of his pre-Brexit budget.

Philip Hammond had a hard act to follow in delivering his first budget.

Chancellor Philip Hammond shed his strait-laced image and showed a more humorous side as he took to the despatch box to deliver his first Budget.

The Budget sets out a plan for a “brighter future” as the UK leaves the European Union, the Chancellor has told MPs.

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his first spring budget today. Here are a few of the things he is expected to announce.

Cash to teach young people about the importance of universal suffrage almost 100 years after women first got the vote will be announced in the chancellor’s International Women’s Day budget.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis could be asked to return to the shadow cabinet, John McDonnell has said.

It has already been revealed that investment in science and free schools will be among the announcements in Philip Hammond’s first full budget.

Millions of pounds to create more free schools will be unveiled in the budget this week.

Norfolk MP Norman Lamb wants an extra £4bn to be pumped into the NHS and social care by the chancellor on Wednesday.

Cash to develop cutting-edge batteries for electric cars to combat air pollution will be unveiled in this week’s budget.

At least 40 more officers are to be recruited to top security Whitemoor Prison in March, Justice Secretary Liz Truss revealed during a two hour visit today.

Theresa May’s Article 50 game-plan was dealt a blow by Lords after it amended the plan to start negotiations on leaving the EU at the end of this month.

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