Chancellor of the Exchequer


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Chancellor of the Exchequer

The head of HM Treasury in the United Kingdom. He/she is responsible for advising on and executing economic and fiscal policy in the United Kingdom. Through Inland Revenue and Customs, he/she oversees tax collection.

Chancellor of the Exchequer

the UK government official heading the TREASURY whose main responsibility is the formulation and implementation of the government's economic policy Chancellors of the Exchequer since 1970: A. Barber 1970–74 (Conservative); D. Healey 1974–79 (Labour); G. Howe 1979–83 (Conservative); N. Lawson 1983–89 (Conservative); J. Major 1989–90 (Conservative); N. Lamont 1990–93 (Conservative); K. Clarke 1993–97 (Conservative) and G. Brown 1997-to date (Labour).
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The King, who had been due to officiate, was unwell, so Hugh Gaitskell, Chancellor of the Exchequer, presided instead.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer will hold Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) with the Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
Although it is understandable that an economic illiterate, such as Gordon Brown, could attempt to tear up the economic text book, and rather than adopt a monetary policy which attempts to deliver an optimal combination of key factors (interest rates, exchange rate, inflation rate), simply devise a quasi independent means of targeting inflation rate by using a single instrument of interest rates, it is astonishing that a credible Chancellor of the Exchequer beyond 2010 would attempt to pursue Gordon Brown's misguided attempt at policy-making on the hoof.
Summary: Ed Balls has urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to make cuts to income tax in next month's budget in order to prevent lasting damage to the economy.
They found that while 69 per cent of Greek and 55 per cent of Portuguese finance ministers have had a PhD in economics, this was not true of a single Chancellor of the Exchequer.
THE coalition Government is totally committed to the future of Airbus, according to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf met separately yesterday UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and South Korean Minister of Finance Yoon Jeung on the sidelines of semi-annual meetings of the International.
The meeting to be hosted by British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling will begin in St.
Twenty-four percent believe Brown -- who in his previous job as Chancellor of the Exchequer oversaw the longest period of sustained economic growth in modern British history -- would deserve "a great deal of credit.
CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has promised tighter regulation of the financial system as he warned that bankers who return to excessive risk-taking will be "brought back to Earth".
With traditional bank loans being harder to access, the Chamber has welcomed proposals by Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling to make European Investment Bank funding available through high street lenders.

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