The Mayor of London's latest radio appearance saw him leave the door open to making a bid for Parliament at next year's General Election.
After long-awaited good news on the economy, an esteemed report paints a worrying picture of the huge problems the country still faces.
The Chancellor has said he is in favour of a rise in the minimum wage above the rate of inflation in an apparent turnaround.
Ruling out a currency union with an independent Scotland would cost businesses south of the border "many hundreds of millions", Alex Salmond has warned.
The Scottish First Minister hit back at Chancellor after he last week ruled out doing a deal on currency if there is a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.
In a speech in Edinburgh last week, Mr Osborne declared: "If Scotland walks away from the UK, it walks away from the UK pound."
Mr Salmond said George Osborne had presented a "caricature" of research by economic experts which had backed a currency union.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will join ITV News Political Editor Tom Brady on The Agenda, which returns to ITV tonight.
Former BBC Economics Editor turned JP Morgan strategist Stephanie Flanders, historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes and money saving expert Martin Lewis will also be on the panel.
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George Osborne has said Derby-based Bombardier's contract to supply Crossrail trains is "great news for British manufacturing, and a real boost for the British economy".
The Chancellor claimed the £1 billion deal was also a "vote of confidence" in the Government's economic plan.
George Osborne has said the Government will be "on the case" of dealing with the problems of potential future storms.
The Chancellor said David Cameron chaired a meeting of the emergency committee Cobra yesterday to discuss the weather conditions.
The impact of the Government's planned cuts in public services after the next election will be "hugely challenging", a leading economic thinktank has said, warning against a "false sense that all is now well".
The Institute for Fiscal Studies railed against overconfidence after a return to healthy growth in the economy, saying 60% of Chancellor George Osborne's cuts are still due to take effect from next year.
However, figures from Oxford Economics predicted 2.6% growth in GDP this year, raising the prospect that continued growth could remove the need for Mr Osborne's austerity plans to be implemented in full.
Chancellor George Osborne has insisted that he is prioritising the living standards of people on lower-middle incomes by addressing job security and a "tax policy that leaves them with more money in their pocket".
Economics Editor Richard Edgar asked for his response to an ITV News Index that found that 61% of respondents believe that only the wealthy have benefited from the economic recovery:
Chancellor George Osborne says that where the government can "help people on lower-middle incomes" it is "taking action".
Responding to an ITV News Index that found that 61% of respondents think the economic growth has only benefited wealthy people, he said:
You can't have an improvement in people's living standards if you don't have an improvement in the economy and that ... is taking place.
He said that raising the personal allowance to £10,000 from April 2014 and freezing fuel duty were further evidence of the action the government is taking to improve living standards.
Chancellor George Osborne made a joke at Ed Balls' expense after figures showed that Britain's economy went up by 1.9% last year.
Mr Osborne claimed that the shadow chancellor had missed all of his economic forecasts and suggested Labour needed "new crystal balls."
Chancellor George Osborne has tweeted:
0.7% growth in GDP is a boost for the economic security of #hardworking people. Our long term plan is delivering a brighter economic future
Growth is broadly based with manufacturing growing fastest. The job is not done & the biggest risk to recovery would be abandoning the plan