Rishi Sunak

‘An eye-watering waste of money’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘An eye-watering waste of money’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
27 Oct 2021
‘Protect the NHS is Boris Johnson’s war cry. But protect it from whom?’
Man running past 'We love NHS' signs
Instant Opinion

‘Protect the NHS is Boris Johnson’s war cry. But protect it from whom?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
26 Oct 2021
Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
Getting to grips with . . .

Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?

Leaked documents suggest new restrictions could cost UK economy £18bn if in place for five months
26 Oct 2021
‘Resign!’: what are the rules on leaking government budgets?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

‘Resign!’: what are the rules on leaking government budgets?

Deputy speaker suggests Rishi Sunak has breached ministerial code
26 Oct 2021
Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?

Wednesday’s budget and spending review have had ‘more trails than the average James Bond movie’
25 Oct 2021
Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng at BBC Studios
Behind the scenes

Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs

Treasury issues ‘stinging slapdown’ to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
11 Oct 2021
Are taxes set to go up or down?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Are taxes set to go up or down?

PM and chancellor refuse to rule out further hikes - but insiders say they have struck a secret deal
4 Oct 2021

Open. Every issue.

Keep an open mind with The Week magazine. Subscribe today and your first 6 issues are completely free.
The Future Fund
Rishi Sunak: picking winners?
Expert’s view

The Future Fund

Back to the future, eclectica and an awkward case study
16 Sep 2021
Will Boris Johnson demote Rishi Sunak?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Behind the scenes

Will Boris Johnson demote Rishi Sunak?

Ally warns that PM would be signing own political ‘death warrant’ by relegating chancellor
9 Aug 2021
Will a new insurance scheme save live events?
The crowd at Glastonbury Festival
Today’s big question

Will a new insurance scheme save live events?

Music festivals and other live events will be protected by a government-backed insurance scheme if future Covid lockdowns prevent them from going ahea…
6 Aug 2021
‘Blaming young people for vaccine hesitancy is a classic conjuror’s misdirection’
A pop-up vaccination centre at a circus in Halifax
Instant Opinion

‘Blaming young people for vaccine hesitancy is a classic conjuror’s misdirection’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Aug 2021
Travel row, rebellions and a dip in the polls: is Boris Johnson in trouble?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Travel row, rebellions and a dip in the polls: is Boris Johnson in trouble?

Rishi Sunak ‘flexing his muscles’ as prime minister loses support of Tory members
2 Aug 2021
The five most popular political figures in the UK
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson on Downing Street
Profile

The five most popular political figures in the UK

Only one other MP tops Boris Johnson in the quarterly YouGov rankings
7 Jul 2021
Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?
Rishi Sunak removes face mask
Today’s big question

Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?

Ministers keen to drop all coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts
25 Jun 2021
How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies
Boris Johnson on a visit to Kirklees College Springfield Sixth Form Centre, Dewsbury
Behind the scenes

How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies

Ministers urging PM to consult them on key decisions as ‘difficult autumn nears’
21 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
Who’s who in the Greensill scandal
David Cameron
Getting to grips with . . .

Who’s who in the Greensill scandal

Labour pushes for full parliamentary inquiry into lobbying
14 Apr 2021
‘Johnson is an uneasy advocate for his government’s new approach’
Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing
Instant Opinion

‘Johnson is an uneasy advocate for his government’s new approach’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Mar 2021
‘Rave reviews for Rishi Sunak’s budget may age quickly’
Rishi Sunak presents a post-budget press briefing.
Instant Opinion

‘Rave reviews for Rishi Sunak’s budget may age quickly’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week: 27 February - 5 March
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Northern Ireland in 2019
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 27 February - 5 March

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
5 Mar 2021
Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles
Rishi Sunak presents a post-budget press briefing.
The latest on . . .

Tories praise Sunak’s ‘balancing act’ as tax rebellion fizzles

The chancellor is first to increase corporation tax since 1974
4 Mar 2021
In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget
Chancellor Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
In Brief

In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget

The key figures in the spending plan outlined by the chancellor today
3 Mar 2021
‘Chancellors are not just accountants - they have the power to reshape the country’
Chancellor Rishi Sunak visits the Imperial Clinic Research Facility
Instant Opinion

‘Chancellors are not just accountants - they have the power to reshape the country’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Mar 2021
Spring budget: predictions and major talking points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Spring budget: predictions and major talking points

What will Rishi Sunak include in his budget speech on Wednesday?
1 Mar 2021
One year of Rishi Sunak: is the chancellor’s star still rising?
Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street
Behind the scenes

One year of Rishi Sunak: is the chancellor’s star still rising?

Boris Johnson’s Downing Street neighbour has long been tipped to become the next PM
12 Feb 2021
‘Rishi Sunak is a lone voice for fiscal sanity in a Tory party full of spendthrifts’
Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street
Instant Opinion

‘Rishi Sunak is a lone voice for fiscal sanity in a Tory party full of spendthrifts’

<p>Your digest of the best columns,&nbsp;analysis and commentary from the British and international press</p>
28 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November
Boris Johnson washes immunological assays during a visit to the Jenner Institute.
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
27 Nov 2020
Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?
Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to the Conservative Party conference.
In Depth

Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?

Spending watchdog admits Sunak based cut-heavy spending review on forecasts formulated before trial results were in
26 Nov 2020
Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review
Rishi Sunak carries a copy of his Spending Review 2020 as he leaves 11 Downing Street.
In Depth

Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review

Freezing public sector pay increases and cut to foreign aid dominate headlines
26 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain ‘needs a strong chancellor’
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain ‘needs a strong chancellor’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 23 November
23 Nov 2020
Rishi Sunak offers funding olive branch to North’s Tory MPs
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

Rishi Sunak offers funding olive branch to North’s Tory MPs

Chancellor pledge post-pandemic infrastructure investment following demands from angry backbenchers
10 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘is America becoming a failed state?’
Capitol hill
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘is America becoming a failed state?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 6 November
6 Nov 2020
Why everybody’s talking about the cabinet’s lockdown split
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak leave Downing Street to attend a meeting of the cabinet.
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about the cabinet’s lockdown split

Boris Johnson planning for restrictions as Rishi Sunak leads calls to protect the economy
15 Oct 2020
Allegra Stratton: a look at No. 10’s new TV briefings lead
Allegra Stratton appearing at the Policy Exchange think tank
In Brief

Allegra Stratton: a look at No. 10’s new TV briefings lead

Former BBC journalist to front US-style daily updates at Downing Street
9 Oct 2020
The Week Footer Banner