Budget

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Budget monitor: post-lockdown bounce tipped for Australia ahead of deficits hitting $60bn a year
New analysis says ‘ongoing shortfall’ in future budgets could only be wiped out by raising GST to 17% or increasing marginal income tax by 5.5%

Paul Karp

02, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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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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UK borrowers warned: the days of cheap mortgages are over
As interest rate changes are coming ‘thick and fast’, owners may face big rises in their repayments

Hilary Osborne

29, Oct, 2021 @10:03 AM

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The Tories know that the NHS timebomb means taxes must rise further still | Gaby Hinsliff
Privatisation will be the right’s answer to our ageing population. Labour needs a better argument if it is to win this battle, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

29, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘A PR stunt’: public-sector workers on the end of their pay freeze
Chancellor’s announcement seen widely as meaningless without a funded rise above inflation

Clea Skopeliti and Rachel Obordo

29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak faces Tory backlash over ‘big state, high tax’ budget
Chancellor receives lukewarm reception from Conservative grandees over scale of spending

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

28, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s budget ‘hammers’ working people while giving banks a tax cut, says Labour – as it happened
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves says Resolution Foundation report shows this is an ‘out-of-touch, high-tax, low-growth budget’

Kevin Rawlinson

28, Oct, 2021 @4:04 PM

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ECB keeps interest rates on hold, warns of ‘transitory’ higher inflation - as it happened
Oil prices have fallen to their lowest level in two weeks, as carmakers warn over global semiconductor shortages, and Shell vows to halve its emissions by 2030

Joanna Partridge

28, Oct, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Autumn budget 2021: where the money comes from and what it is spent on
Analysis: Sunak’s latest budget details more than £1tn in spending, but rather less in revenue. Here’s a break down of taxes raised and spending by department

Phillip Inman

28, Oct, 2021 @3:19 PM

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‘Not a massive amount of help’: retailers give verdict on budget
Staff at stores selling tools, groceries and toys comment on the help available after a year of lockdowns

Sarah Butler and Zoe Wood

28, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak may have called off austerity, but the Tories will never reverse it
The budget was meant to make us feel good. Give it a closer look, though, and the pledges ring hollow, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

28, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sunak’s surprise boost for Whitehall budgets won’t rectify austerity
Health and education spending now above 2010 levels, but more straitened departments fear 3% cash fillip will be lost to inflation

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @6:08 PM

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