Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on Thursday.
Chancellor George Osborne talks to Craig Mackinlay, Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Thanet during a General Election campaign visit to Ramsgate in Kent
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during a campaign stop at Arriva TrainCare in Crewe in northern England
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Chancellor George Osborne watches as old oil is drained from a car that is being serviced in the service and repair workshops as he meets apprentices at Hawkins garage near St Austell on Thursday
Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands with his Treasury team outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in central London.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (R), and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announce their Long Term Economic Plan for London, at the Tate Modern in London.
British minister Hugh Robertson shoos away Freya, the cat of Britain’s chancellor George Osborne, as he waits to greet participants of a Friends of Syria meeting at the Foreign Office in London.
Media wait outside 11 Downing Street, the official London residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of George Osborne’s Budget speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
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George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, talks to Harry Bryden during a visit to Haas-Tek, an export-driven business in Lockerbie, Scotland, that specialises in the relocation and installation of industrial machinery and equipment. Earlier on Thursday, Osborne said in a speech that he would not sign up to a currency union with an independent Scotland, saying such a deal would ‘not work’ and was ‘not going to happen’
George Osborne, UK chancellor, and Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, make their way to the House of Commons to deliver the 2013 Autumn Statement.
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and George Osborne, chancellor of the UK exchequer, hold a Q&A at Peking University in Beijing.
Delegates listen to speeches in the main hall on the second day of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, England. George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a plan for the long-term unemployed to undertake work placements in order to receive their benefits.
George Osborne, UK chancellor, left, and Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s finance minister, are lowered into a shaft on the Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail construction site in east London on Thursday