Eat out to help out

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HMRC accused of ‘ignorance and inaction’ over £6bn Covid fraud
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves condemns tax authority after billions in scam business loans written off

Rob Davies

11, Feb, 2022 @8:07 AM

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Over £5.5bn of Covid support funds lost to fraud or error
HMRC says nearly 9% of furlough scheme was fraudulently claimed or otherwise wrongly paid out last year

Rupert Neate

04, Nov, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Inflation is back, but Sunak is intent on taking money out of pockets
Analysis: Britain faces universal credit cut, public sector pay freeze and national insurance rise

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @3:31 PM

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UK inflation in record August jump as food and drink prices rise
Leap to 3.2% from July’s 2% is largest increase in annual rate from one month to next since records began

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @7:39 AM

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Sunak’s letter to PM puts desire to crack down on Covid subsidies on record
Latest move by chancellor to wrest back some control of public finances will raise eyebrows in Westminster

Jessica Elgot

01, Aug, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Pubs and restaurants haven’t reached the post-Covid champagne moment yet | Kate Nicholls
The sector is beginning to bubble but will still need government goodwill to prosper, says insider

Kate Nicholls

27, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bob Pape was a beloved father and foster carer. Did 'eat out to help out' cost him his life?
Last August, Pape and his family went on a city break to Birmingham, making the most of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s discount scheme. The day after he arrived home, his symptoms began

Sirin Kale

30, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak indicates furlough scheme could remain beyond April
Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, UK chancellor says he would ‘do whatever it took’ to support workers

Rajeev Syal

28, Feb, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Is Rishi Sunak the most dangerous man in government? | Sam Bowman
A serial backer of attempts to ‘get back to normal’ during a deadly pandemic, the chancellor’s strategy threatens lives, says Sam Bowman of the International Center for Law & Economics

Sam Bowman

05, Feb, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar
The UK needs to come up with a concrete plan to avert a disastrous third wave, says health expert Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

27, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Covid leaves Boris Johnson with an expensive 'levelling down' problem
The prime minister’s promise to level up the UK north will be four times more difficult, warns thinktank

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Jan, 2021 @5:59 AM

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Scrap benefit cap to lift 150,000 children out of poverty, says charity
Suspension of cap on universal credit would cost less than summer’s ‘eat out to help out’ scheme

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

22, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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