Budget 2017

Hammond ‘rigging Parliament’ by blocking budget amendments
Protesters dressed as Philip Hammond and Theresa May outside parliament ahead of last week's budget
In Brief

Hammond ‘rigging Parliament’ by blocking budget amendments

Power grab just the latest attempt by Government to avoid proper parliamentary scrutiny
29 Nov 2017
UK debt ‘will not fall to pre-2008 levels for 50 years’
Ominous times ahead of the nations finances
In Depth

UK debt ‘will not fall to pre-2008 levels for 50 years’

Resolution Foundation condemns two decades of wage stagnation and says productivity worst since Napoleonic War
24 Nov 2017
Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut will ‘drive up prices’
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In Brief

Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut will ‘drive up prices’

Budget watchdog says Chancellor's plan to help first-time buyers will mainly benefit existing homeowners
23 Nov 2017
Budget 2017: Best Twitter reaction
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In Depth

Budget 2017: Best Twitter reaction

Politicians, journalists and voters weigh in on the contents of Philip Hammond’s Red Box
22 Nov 2017
Budget 2017 summary: stamp duty, diesel tax and NHS funding
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In Depth

Budget 2017 summary: stamp duty, diesel tax and NHS funding

Highlights and instant analysis as the Chancellor presents his second Budget of 2017
22 Nov 2017
Budget 2017: grim growth forecast eclipses Hammond giveaways
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In Depth

Budget 2017: grim growth forecast eclipses Hammond giveaways

Chancellor offers extra £3bn for Brexit, £2.8bn for NHS in England, and a mea culpa on Universal Credit
22 Nov 2017
‘Millennial’ railcard due to launch in 2018
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‘Millennial’ railcard due to launch in 2018

New digital-only card will knock a third of rail travel for 26- to 30-year-olds
22 Nov 2017

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Budget 2017: what’s in Hammond’s red box?
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In Depth

Budget 2017: what’s in Hammond’s red box?

In Depth: Chancellor weighs changes to corporate tax, student loans and pensions
22 Nov 2017
Budget 2017: Hammond pledges to build 300,000 homes a year
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In Brief

Budget 2017: Hammond pledges to build 300,000 homes a year

But the Chancellor was criticised for saying ‘there are no unemployed people in the UK’
20 Nov 2017
Labour sets outs ‘emergency budget’ for public services
McDonnell says people are angry after seven years of austerity and cuts
In Depth

Labour sets outs ‘emergency budget’ for public services

John McDonnell pledges to spend an extra £17bn a year on the NHS, social care, schools and local government
17 Nov 2017
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