Spending review 2020

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With a deal done, can No 10 turn ‘levelling up’ into more than a nebulous phrase? | Isabel Hardman
The government’s strategy for solving the north-south divide is dangerously vague. ‘Red wall’ MPs are right to be worried

Isabel Hardman

27, Dec, 2020 @8:45 AM

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The Guardian view on a national infrastructure bank: proving Keynes right again | Editorial
Editorial: The question is not whether the state picks losers, but whether government failure is better – or worse – than the market failure it seeks to correct


30, Nov, 2020 @6:37 PM

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Rishi Sunak reverted to Tory type when he chose to leave the world’s poor behind | Andrew Rawnsley
By severely squeezing international aid and freezing public sector wages, the chancellor began to reveal his true ideological colours

Andrew Rawnsley

29, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Treasury must release more money – and relinquish more control
Sunak’s plan to pinch pennies in a pandemic is unwise. But the bigger problem is the centralisation of his spending projects

29, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Observer view on Sunak's callous spending review | Observer editorial
This short-sighted chancellor has short-changed those most at risk

Observer editorial

29, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak's failure to give councils the funding they need will cost lives
Spending review’s ‘pork barrel’ handouts mark a new low in the blinkered relationship between central and local government

Richard Vize

27, Nov, 2020 @9:38 AM

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UK's economy suffers in November but Covid vaccine hopes ease gloom
Our latest snapshot of key economic indicators shows travel down and inflation up amid double-dip recession

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Coronavirus vaccine results drive hope for economic recovery
Guardian analysis shows retail sales booming and financial markets picking up around world

Richard Partington

27, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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How are unemployed people supposed to retrain when the Tories cut training? | Polly Toynbee
A joblessness crisis is here. But despite its promises, the government is doing the bare minimum, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Nov, 2020 @6:23 PM

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Dominic Raab says legislation is needed to cut UK aid spending
Foreign secretary says it is not known when 0.7% target, set in law, will be restored

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

26, Nov, 2020 @3:53 PM

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'Build back better'? Sunak's spending review will further impoverish Britain | John McDonnell
The UK is crying out for inspirational leadership, new jobs and investment. But all we get is austerity in disguise, says the former shadow chancellor John McDonnell

John McDonnell

26, Nov, 2020 @11:19 AM

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Sunak's Covid rescue plan 'will fail to help long-term wage stagnation'
Decade-long squeeze on pay packets in UK set to continue despite extra Treasury spending, thinktank says

Phillip Inman

26, Nov, 2020 @9:18 AM

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