Tax and spending

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What will be in Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget?
Expect measures to help economic recovery but watch out for capital gains tax and other tax rises

Phillip Inman and Richard Partington

27, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sunak to use budget to start repairing UK's public finances
Corporation tax and capital gains tax expected to rise as chancellor begins huge task of repaying Covid debt

Larry Elliott and Heather Stewart

26, Feb, 2021 @10:34 PM

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EU states back plan to expose big companies' tax avoidance
Majority of member states back proposal to bring in country-by-country tax reporting

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

26, Feb, 2021 @5:24 PM

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On tax as on so much else, Keir Starmer's team is fighting yesterday's battles | Owen Jones
Right now, the country needs a bold and positive vision based on the spirit of care and solidarity seen during the pandemic, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

26, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Tony Blair says 'cut Starmer some slack' over tax comments
Exclusive: former Labour leader says the public has no interest in ‘mouthing off’ as if times were normal

Heather Stewart and Richard Partington

25, Feb, 2021 @8:33 PM

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Keir Starmer unites his Labour critics with 'no tax rises' stance
Analysis: party figures fear Labour may be forced to U-turn if chancellor raises business taxes in budget

Heather Stewart Political editor

25, Feb, 2021 @6:33 PM

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Tax rises are no longer taboo in the UK. The party that grasps this could reap huge rewards | James Johnson
Voters are showing a new willingness to sacrifice more of their earnings, says former No 10 pollster James Johnson

James Johnson

25, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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UK businesses plead for further support in run-up to budget
Britain suffering worst economic damage since Covid crisis began, analysis shows

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sunak’s budget needs to focus on business investment, not just government spending
Without fit and competitive firms, there will be no lasting recovery from the Covid crisis

Tony Danker

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Keir Starmer under pressure to back plans for corporation tax rise
Labour leader has faced backlash after saying he would oppose any new tax on business in budget

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Feb, 2021 @7:54 PM

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Rishi Sunak freezes fuel duty over reliance on cars in pandemic
Treasury sources say chancellor aware that people are using their own vehicles as safety measure

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Feb, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Carbon tax would be popular with UK voters, poll suggests
Levies on flying, imports and other high-carbon services could raise £27bn a year by 2030, says Zero Carbon Campaign

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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