Philip Hammond

Pros and cons of a no-deal Brexit
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In Depth

Pros and cons of a no-deal Brexit

There’s still time to avoid crashing out - but should we?
30 Aug 2019
Aide ‘frogmarched out of No. 10’ after Cummings clash
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In Brief

Aide ‘frogmarched out of No. 10’ after Cummings clash

Sonia Khan had reportedly been accused of leaking Brexit secrets
30 Aug 2019
Cabinet resignations and MP defections await Boris Johnson
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In Brief

Cabinet resignations and MP defections await Boris Johnson

Senior ministers plot to bring down no-deal government amid reports up to six Tory MPs are in talks with Lib Dems
22 Jul 2019
Tories bitterly divided on the cost of no-deal Brexit
Philip Hammond
In Depth

Tories bitterly divided on the cost of no-deal Brexit

Establishment Conservatives like Spreadsheet Phil are becoming the resistance
18 Jul 2019
Does an ageing population mean never-ending tax rises?
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In Brief

Does an ageing population mean never-ending tax rises?

Philip Hammond warns taxes will keep increasing to cover cost of caring for Britain’s elderly
25 Apr 2019
Spring Statement 2019: the key points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond
In Depth

Spring Statement 2019: the key points

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledges £26bn war chest in the event of no-deal Brexit
13 Mar 2019
Theresa May survives no confidence vote: what next?
Theresa May
In Brief

Theresa May survives no confidence vote: what next?

Narrow win changes focus of Brexit strategy after PM calls for ideas
17 Jan 2019

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Budget 2018: three things you might have missed
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In Brief

Budget 2018: three things you might have missed

Beer drinkers will be toasting the Chancellor, but self-employed workers feel short changed
30 Oct 2018
Budget 2018: what has Philip Hammond announced?
Chancellor Philip Hammond
In Depth

Budget 2018: what has Philip Hammond announced?

Chancellor promises economic policies to help ‘hardworking families’
29 Oct 2018
No-deal Brexit would require emergency budget, says Hammond
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In Brief

No-deal Brexit would require emergency budget, says Hammond

Chancellor warns end to austerity plan due to be announced today could be cancelled in a no-deal scenario
29 Oct 2018
End austerity or eliminate the deficit?
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In Brief

End austerity or eliminate the deficit?

Theresa May faces ‘stark choice’ as IFS warns of massive tax hikes needed to ease squeeze on public services
17 Oct 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
Is this the end of austerity?
Public sector workers protesting against the pay cap outside Parliament last year
In Brief

Is this the end of austerity?

Government public sector pay rise labelled ‘derisory’ amid fears it could be funded by further cuts
25 Jul 2018
Has Philip Hammond just signalled the end of austerity?
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In Brief

Has Philip Hammond just signalled the end of austerity?

Chancellor says he could loosen public purse strings in autumn but warns of continued high debt
12 Mar 2018
May jokes about ‘adult’ Boris and David ‘Mad Max’ Davis
David Davis, Boris Johnson and Theresa May
In Brief

May jokes about ‘adult’ Boris and David ‘Mad Max’ Davis

PM takes a swipe at cabinet ministers and tells a ‘bawdy’ canvassing story at black tie event
1 Mar 2018
Brexit ‘war cabinet’ prepares for battle
David Davis, Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson (L-R)
In Brief

Brexit ‘war cabinet’ prepares for battle

Soft and hard Brexiters go head-to-head today to decide Britain’s post-EU future
7 Feb 2018
‘Tortoise’ Theresa May facing no-confidence vote, MPs warn
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In Brief

‘Tortoise’ Theresa May facing no-confidence vote, MPs warn

After Hammond gaffe, both sides of Brexit debate are furious with PM
29 Jan 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
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 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: 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
Brexit: How a 'temporary customs union' might work
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In Depth

Brexit: How a 'temporary customs union' might work

Business groups welcome proposals that mean continuity for several years - but Brexiters may have doubts
15 Aug 2017
OBR calls for continued austerity as UK fails 'stress test'
Phillip Hammond
In Brief

OBR calls for continued austerity as UK fails 'stress test'

Public borrowing could spiral in years to come, warns Treasury watchdog
14 Jul 2017
Chancellor hints at move away from austerity
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In Brief

Chancellor hints at move away from austerity

Philip Hammond says he understands people are 'weary of the long slog' - but does not rule out tax rises
19 Jun 2017
Hammond cancels Mansion House 'warning shot'
Philip Hammond
In Brief

Hammond cancels Mansion House 'warning shot'

Chancellor had been expected to use gala-dinner speech to warn Theresa May about dangers of a hard Brexit
15 Jun 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
Autumn Statement 2016: Real wages 'won't grow for a decade'
In Brief

Autumn Statement 2016: Real wages 'won't grow for a decade'

Think-tank warns of 'dreadful' times ahead, as Resolution Foundation say lower-income families will lose most
25 Nov 2016
Government vows to 'strike back' at cyber-attackers
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In Brief

Government vows to 'strike back' at cyber-attackers

Chancellor Philip Hammond to announce five-year strategy to tackle top-level threat
1 Nov 2016
Philip Hammond ditches help-to-buy scheme
Phillip Hammond
In Depth

Philip Hammond ditches help-to-buy scheme

Chancellor ends George Osborne's flagship policy, saying it has 'successfully' achieved its 'specific purpose'
30 Sep 2016
Withdrawal from Saudi prisons deal 'widens Cabinet rift'
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In Brief

Withdrawal from Saudi prisons deal 'widens Cabinet rift'

Gove and May dispute reportedly reignited over £5.9m contract to train Saudi prison officers
14 Oct 2015
Britain and Iran re-open embassies in London and Tehran
Protesters storm British embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 2011
In Brief

Britain and Iran re-open embassies in London and Tehran

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond will hoist Union flag in embassy compound, four years after incursion
21 Aug 2015
Government to target employers of illegal migrants
Immigration official
In Brief

Government to target employers of illegal migrants

Businesses taking on people with no right to work in UK will face enforcement raids
10 Aug 2015
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