Economic policy

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How Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget hit UK economy – in numbers
Reckless ‘fiscal event’ may have damaged Liz Truss’s government beyond repair

Jamie Grierson

30, Sep, 2022 @12:46 PM

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Tory conference cheat sheet: all you need to know about party summit
Under-fire Liz Truss must face the Conservative faithful in Birmingham from Sunday. Here’s what to expect

Ben Quinn

30, Sep, 2022 @10:29 AM

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Treasury minister claims OBR could not have assessed mini-budget in time
Andrew Griffith contradicts finance watchdog, saying plans too ‘chunky’ to assess before publication

Jamie Grierson

30, Sep, 2022 @8:43 AM

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Early Liz Truss comments on scrapping benefits stoke fears of further cuts
Proposals from 1995 condemning ‘recycling’ of taxpayers’ money add to concerns for universal credit increase

Pippa Crerar Political editor

30, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Parents ‘eating cold meals’ to save on UK energy costs
Quarter of adults with at least one child under 18 have also cut back on food shopping, study finds

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

29, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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OBR: we offered to update forecasts in time for ‘mini-budget’ – as it happened
Watchdog said it was ready to supply information, but was not asked to do so by Kwasi Kwarteng

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

29, Sep, 2022 @8:41 PM

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Liz Truss to hold emergency talks with OBR after failing to calm markets
Exclusive: in unusual move, PM and Kwasi Kwarteng will meet fiscal watchdog after mini-budget sparked investor panic

Pippa Crerar, Peter Walker and Phillip Inman

29, Sep, 2022 @8:06 PM

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Germany unveils €200bn help for consumers and says it won’t follow UK’s route
Finance minister announces €200bn fund to protect citizens from rising gas prices driven by Russia’s war in Ukraine

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, Sep, 2022 @6:37 PM

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The Guardian view on the UK economy: sack Kwarteng, oust Truss | Editorial
Editorial: The crisis was created by the new government. But the British people, not ministers, are paying the price

Editorial

29, Sep, 2022 @5:52 PM

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Treasury watchdog to ask Kwarteng to hand over growth forecasts
Tory chair Mel Stride says committee needs to hear how chancellor will boost growth, and suggests one option might be via immigration

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

29, Sep, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Doom loops and margin calls: 10 terms that explain the market meltdown
Your one-stop shop for all the jargon you’ve been reading since Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget

Larry Elliott Economics editor

29, Sep, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Rationale behind abolition of 45p tax rate reflects failed ideology | Arun Advani, David Burgherr and Andy Summers
Figures show the cut to top tax rate will not reduce avoidance, bring people to the UK or make people work harder

Arun Advani, David Burgherr and Andy Summers

29, Sep, 2022 @2:42 PM

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