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‘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
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
UK deficit to rise to peacetime record
piggy bank broken
In Brief

UK deficit to rise to peacetime record

Treasury quadruples borrowing plans as it grapples with coronavirus fallout
24 Apr 2020
What is Keynesian economics?
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

What is Keynesian economics?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces biggest ‘Budget giveaway’ since 1992
12 Mar 2020

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Instant Opinion: ‘Bigotry entrenched in British society’
A march against racism in London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Bigotry entrenched in British society’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 10 March
10 Mar 2020
Tories spend more on London than the rest of England
Property London
In Depth

Tories spend more on London than the rest of England

New findings will likely be a blow to Boris Johnson’s plans to ‘level up’ the UK economy
6 Mar 2020
What Trump’s budget reveals about his re-election campaign
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In Depth

What Trump’s budget reveals about his re-election campaign

Funding for a border wall and cuts to Medicaid take centre stage
10 Feb 2020
Spending review: what did chancellor Sajid Javid announce?
Sajid Javid
In Depth

Spending review: what did chancellor Sajid Javid announce?

Chancellor hails the ‘end of austerity’
4 Sep 2019
What is the long-term plan for the NHS?
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In Brief

What is the long-term plan for the NHS?

Government claims half a million lives could be saved in next decade by focusing on prevention
7 Jan 2019
Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?
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In Brief

Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?

European Commission takes unprecedented step of blocking high-spending populist budget
24 Oct 2018
Italy’s budget turmoil reaches climax
Italy's finance minister Giovanni Tria
In Brief

Italy’s budget turmoil reaches climax

Finance minister threatens to resign as populist party’s pledge to ‘end poverty’ brings them into conflict with EU
28 Sep 2018
Mark Carney in talks to extend Bank of England tenure
Mark Carney
In Brief

Mark Carney in talks to extend Bank of England tenure

Treasury concerned post-Brexit transition could lead to uncertainty and destabilise markets
4 Sep 2018
Surprise surplus gives Hammond wiggle room to splash cash
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In Brief

Surprise surplus gives Hammond wiggle room to splash cash

Borrowing down and tax revenue up as figures reveal budget deficit lower than expected
22 Aug 2018
Gavin Williamson blackmails Theresa May with £20bn threat
Theresa May meets troops of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment in Salisbury in 2016
In Brief

Gavin Williamson blackmails Theresa May with £20bn threat

Defence secretary says he made PM - and he ‘can break her’
25 Jun 2018
US budget agreement reached
Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer together after reaching budget agreement
In Brief

US budget agreement reached

The bill has been labelled a ‘monstrosity’ by critics of the $300bn spending plan
8 Feb 2018
Donald Trump: ‘I would love to see a shutdown’
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In Brief

Donald Trump: ‘I would love to see a shutdown’

Comments on immigration undermine ongoing budget negotiations
7 Feb 2018
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
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
Michael Gove accused of ‘auditioning’ to be chancellor
Environment Secretary Michael Gove
In Brief

Michael Gove accused of ‘auditioning’ to be chancellor

Environment Secretary is reportedly ‘straying beyond his brief’ as pressure builds on Philip Hammond
16 Nov 2017
Ministers in U-turn on £300m business rate relief
Sajid Javid
In Brief

Ministers in U-turn on £300m business rate relief

After reports of a delay caused by the general election, Sajid Javid tells MPs plan will go ahead as planned
25 Apr 2017
Hammond to announce departure from Osborne policies
Philip Hammond
In Brief

Hammond to announce departure from Osborne policies

Chancellor to tell Tory conference 'we must change with the times' in move away from predecessor
3 Oct 2016
Budget 2016: How will the new Lifetime Isa work?
George Osborne
In Depth

Budget 2016: How will the new Lifetime Isa work?

Government will top up savings for purchase of a first home or to provide a retirement income
16 Mar 2016
How will extended Sunday trading laws work?
Shoppers in Oxford Street, London
In Depth

How will extended Sunday trading laws work?

Consultation proposes either bespoke local deals or blanket devolution
5 Aug 2015
Osborne relaxes planning rules to boost house-building
George Osborne
In Brief

Osborne relaxes planning rules to boost house-building

Overhaul of the country's planning system could see local communities 'forced to accept developments against their will'
10 Jul 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 20 Mar 2013
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 20 Mar 2013

20 Mar 2013
MOLE: when will Tories give up on Coalition?
David Cameron
In Depth

MOLE: when will Tories give up on Coalition?

Behind the scenes in Birmingham, more and more Tories say they'd rather run a minority government
8 Oct 2012