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President of the Board of Trade Winston Churchill (L) with Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George (R) - London - 1909


George osborne (1971 - ) a British Conservative Party politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2001... In early March 2015, he announced that the UK had decided to apply to join the Bank, becoming the first major Western country to do so.


Black silk damask robe used by Disraeli as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Bartolozzi Room at Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire, home of prime minister Benjamin Disraeli between 1848 and 1881. Disraeli was Chancellor in 1852, between 1858-9 and again in 1866-68. The robe was believed to have been made for William Pitt in the eighteenth century. ©National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel.


Customers outside a pub in Walworth, London, raising their glasses to celebrate cheaper beer. In his budget the previous day, Neville Chamberlain Chancellor of the Exchequer, lowered the price of beer by a penny a pint. 1933.


Yesterday’s Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne could spell good news for graduate jobs going forward.

Portrait of Churchill wearing his official robes as Chancellor of the Exchequer, by John Singer Sargent, 1929. © National Trust Collections


Blue flag waving-Macmillan brought the monetary concerns of the Exchequer into office; the economy was his prime concern. His One Nation approach to the economy was to seek high or full employment. This contrasted with his mainly monetarist Treasury ministers who argued that any support of sterling required strict controls on money and hence an unavoidable rise in unemployment. Their advice was rejected and in January 1958 the three Treasury ministers Peter Thorneycroft, the Chancellor of…

The original Budget briefcase was first used by William Ewart Gladstone in 1860 and continued in use until 1965 when James Callaghan was the first Chancellor to break with tradition when he used a newer box. Prior to Gladstone, a generic red briefcase of varying design and specification was used. The practice is said to have begun in the late 16th century, when Queen Elizabeth I's representative Francis Throckmorton presented the Spanish Ambassador, Bernardino de Mendoza, with a specially…

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