Alistair Darling

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Mervyn King says Covid furlough scheme may be needed throughout 2021
Former Bank of England governor says government should ditch spending limits until crisis passes

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, Oct, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Rishi Sunak is riding high, but history shows No 11 can be a dangerous address
From Barber’s boom to Gordon Brown’s financial crisis, Britain’s current chancellor is treading a well-worn and precarious path

William Keegan

16, Aug, 2020 @6:25 AM

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Former chancellor Alistair Darling calls for emergency VAT cut
Move to stimulate spending as part of Covid-19 recovery plan makes sense, says politician

Larry Elliott

21, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Prepare for 1980s-level unemployment, former chancellors warn
Hammond, Osborne and Darling say urgent measures needed to cushion post Covid-19 job losses

Richard Partington

03, Jun, 2020 @7:23 PM

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The Guardian view on entrepreneurs’ relief: the UK’s worst tax break | Editorial
Editorial: It cannot be right that those who own their own company are asked to pay less in tax – proportionately – than those who work for them. Time to scrap an expensive, regressive and inefficient sop to the wealthy

Editorial

04, Mar, 2020 @6:53 PM

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PM's Treasury power grab doomed to fail, warn former insiders
Ex-Labour government aides say No 10 is too small to battle all-powerful, well-staffed ministry for long

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, Feb, 2020 @3:15 PM

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Omnishambles: five big budget bust-ups of recent years
Poor George Osborne – he worked so hard on the 2012 budget, but in the end it was all about pasties

Richard Partington

26, Oct, 2018 @4:46 PM

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Darling and Howard back call for post-Brexit carbon tax
Policy Exchange report calls for steadily rising levy to help tackle climate change

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Oct, 2018 @11:01 PM

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The Great Crash changed politics more than it reformed finance | Andrew Rawnsley
The big winners of post-crisis politics have been the insurgent populists who have fed on and amplified the injustice felt by many voters

Andrew Rawnsley

16, Sep, 2018 @6:59 AM

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Lehman Brothers collapse: where are the key figures now?
Ten years ago this weekend the investment bank’s bankruptcy caused panic in US and UK

Sean Farrell

11, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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For sale: one Brexit, wheels falling off, loads of miles on the clock | John Crace
David Davis channelled a used car dealer when he told Lords they shouldn’t worry their pretty little heads about hypotheticals

John Crace

31, Oct, 2017 @6:32 PM

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Darling: Brexit would not have happened without banking crisis
Former chancellor admits government lost control for a few days 10 years ago and says people have felt ‘badly treated’ since

Jill Treanor

13, Sep, 2017 @5:12 PM

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