Office for Budget Responsibility

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Rising energy prices will give Treasury £3.1bn windfall, says Labour
Rishi Sunak urged to spend extra VAT receipts on cutting soaring household bills during winter months

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

27, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The OBR’s Richard Hughes: ‘With a shock like Covid, you get information from wherever you can’
The economic forecaster was once thrown into Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation crisis. Now he faces another fast-moving challenge

Larry Elliott

25, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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End of furlough scheme had smaller than feared impact on unemployment
Supported workers still more likely to lose jobs, but sector shortages cushion worst anticipated effects

Michael Savage

14, Nov, 2021 @6:01 AM

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What have low interest rates done for Britain? Depressingly little
Bank of England stimulus since late 2008 has done more to boost house prices than productive investment

Larry Elliott

07, Nov, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Squeeze on UK incomes to last until late 2023, says OBR
Treasury watchdog predicts inflation will keep real household incomes below 2019 levels for another two years

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Nov, 2021 @8:11 PM

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Brexit is harming the UK economy, say 44% of voters
Poll also shows that more than half believe it is affecting shop prices, as experts forecast it is likely to be twice as costly as Covid

Toby Helm Political editor

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Homeowners face biggest hike in mortgage costs since 2008
Data from government’s independent forecasting unit suggests interest payments could increase by 13% in 2023

Rupert Jones and Phillip Inman

28, Oct, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Tax cuts before next election will require sacrifices elsewhere, Sunak told
Office for Budget Responsibility warns public spending would have to decrease or borrowing go up

Phillip Inman

27, Oct, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Budget 2021 live: ‘many to face living standards squeeze’ despite Sunak spending pledges – as it happened
IFS warns take-home pay will fall due to rising prices and taxes; Sunak announces universal credit taper reduction and fuel and alcohol duty cuts

Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden

27, Oct, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Budget 2021: key points at a glance
Rishi Sunak has announced his budget – here are the main points, with political analysis

Richard Partington and Rowena Mason

27, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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The real message of Rishi Sunak’s budget will be laying groundwork for next election | Richard Partington
Chancellor will want to show government is looking to future despite supply crisis and Covid

Richard Partington

24, Oct, 2021 @1:10 PM

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The real challenges for Rishi Sunak lie ahead despite drop in public borrowing
Analysis: sense of foreboding will gnaw away at chancellor’s Treasury team as October spending review looms

Phillip Inman

20, Aug, 2021 @9:57 AM

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