Economic policy

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The Guardian view on Tory austerity: an unpopular policy returns | Editorial
Editorial: Public spending is needed to green the economy and repair public services. But the chancellor plans £100bn in cuts


27, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Jeremy Hunt says tax cuts will only come ‘when the time is right’
Chancellor aims to temper Tory backbenchers’ hopes as he blames UK woes on ‘economic headwinds’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Jeremy Hunt overdoes the Es: why his economic plan is a letdown
Speech on ‘enterprise, education, employment and everywhere’ contained only vague, empty promises

Phillip Inman

27, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Jeremy Hunt to promote low-tax and private sector ‘retooling’ of industry
Chancellor also expected to tell markets that government spending will remain within strict limits

Phillip Inman

26, Jan, 2023 @11:53 PM

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Britain is on track in the race to £1tn in exports | Letter
Letter: Minister for exports Andrew Bowie responds to a report saying the UK will reach its £1tn target 15 years late

26, Jan, 2023 @6:11 PM

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Scotland may have to rethink free university places pledge, analysis shows
IFS says if Holyrood’s health and climate policies remain in place other public spending will also suffer

Phillip Inman

26, Jan, 2023 @12:24 PM

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UK households will face more pain, says Bank’s former chief economist
Andy Haldane says starting mortgage rate rises sooner would have nipped inflation in the bud

Jasper Jolly and Julia Kollewe

26, Jan, 2023 @10:20 AM

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Biden’s clean energy brainwave paves Britain’s way to post-Brexit growth. Dare we copy him? | Larry Elliott
Where the US leads in using state aid and subsidies, the EU is now following. But the UK will need a change of mindset, says the Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

26, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Drop in UK growth forecast limits chancellor’s budget wriggle room
OBR tells Jeremy Hunt he will have £9bn less income to factor amid falling tax receiptstax receipts

Phillip Inman

25, Jan, 2023 @12:42 PM

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North of England ‘would rank second worst for investment’ if OECD country
Thinktank says of advanced economies, only Greece would have lower public and private investment

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

25, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Councils freeze levelling up projects as soaring costs exceed grants
Exclusive: Half a billion pounds lost from projects funded by government schemes due to inflation and rising costs

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Jan, 2023 @6:44 PM

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Levelling-up grants don’t make up for cuts to regional funding | Letters
Letters: Jim Bamford says mainstream funding needs to be rebalanced; plus letters from John Marriott, Joanna Christina and Les Bright

23, Jan, 2023 @4:16 PM

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