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The Treasury is the United Kingdom's economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the Government's financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.

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4G sale delivers blow to the March Budget
At the same time, Osborne is being urged by retailers to do something to rescue the high street

British troops to get bionic legs
British amputees who have lost their legs while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are to get technologically advanced prosthetics

''Brown was wrong to scrap 10p tax rate''
Ed Miliband says he would bring back the 10p starting rate of tax if he replaced Cameron in 2015

Treasury ''experiments'' with public money
The Treasury can'y explain the benefits of pumping £375bn into the economy through quantitative easing

Gift aid claims move online for charities
Charities will be able to claim gift aid repayments more quickly and with less administrative hassle, says minister


Choice comes to the public – you can eat or pay the rent
In an economy with insufficient housing, rents have spiralled ever upwards, says Phil Shanks, who warns that the government's decision to cap benefit increases will force people to choose between eating or paying rent.

Austerity or debt? There has to be a better way
We can either cut government spending to balance the budget, or borrow and spend vast sums of money to get the economy going again. Dan O'Neill and Rob Dietz explain why they believe it's time we looked at a different approach

In the market for a new model of university funding
Markets can be a useful mechanism for encouraging innovation, providing choice and raising quality. But they are not perfect and reforms to funding are needed to drive up quality, says Ryan Shorthouse of the Social Market Foundation