Spending review 2021

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Conservatives accused of ‘levelling up’ stunt to save Boris Johnson’s job
Lisa Nandy slams claim of boost for 20 towns saying ‘new’ fund for poorer areas is recycled pledge

Toby Helm and Mark Townsend

29, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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England’s north-south divide is deepening, says new report
Despite Boris Johnson’s persistent levelling-up rhetoric, the figures show government has not put its money where its mouth is

Julian Coman

17, Jan, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Rishi Sunak’s autumn budget 2021 – the panel verdict | Miatta Fahnbulleh and others
The chancellor says it’s a package for the ‘new age of optimism’. Our panellists give their view

Miatta Fahnbulleh, Polly Toynbee, Katy Balls, Carys Roberts and Frances O'Grady

27, Oct, 2021 @2:51 PM

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It's Boris Johnson’s path or Rishi Sunak's way: the Tories can't have both | John Harris
The spending review will expose the tensions between the interventionist prime minister and his traditionalist chancellor, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

25, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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After a smooth path to the top, is Sunak now in for a bumpy ride?
The chancellor is caught between ministers who want to spend more as he prepares for a fiscally conservative budget

Michael Savage

24, Oct, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m package for families
Labour describes plan as ‘smokescreen for the Conservatives’ failure to deliver’ in the past

Lucy Campbell

23, Oct, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England
Creative arts and other courses in England may be targeted to rein in loan debts, a plan critics deride as ‘anti-intellectual’

Anna Fazackerley

23, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Early 2000s baby boom will soon flood UK universities, warns former Tory minister
Expansion in education must be funded to avert young people getting stuck in low-paid work, says David Willetts

Richard Adams Education editor

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits
Exclusive: ministers also looking at giving Ofsted more powers and accelerating academisation

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

01, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Architect of £9,000 tuition fees calls for faster loan repayments
David Willetts says taxpayers footing too much of the bill for university students’ unpaid loans

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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