Tax and spending

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Jeremy Hunt’s debt reduction plan ‘a very big fiscal risk’, says OBR
Treasury’s independent forecaster says uncertain spending plans and higher than expected inflation could scupper cuts

Phillip Inman

28, Nov, 2023 @5:40 PM

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If we want lower taxes in the UK, we should get serious about becoming healthier | Torsten Bell
Whatever Jeremy Hunt may have said in his autumn statement, the more we age and sicken, the more our taxes rise

Torsten Bell

26, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘Not going to help in any way’: Hunt’s tax cuts bring little joy to sole traders
Tradespeople taking their vans to Midlands garage say changes to national insurance are a drop in ocean as costs have soared

Jessica Murray and Josh Halliday

24, Nov, 2023 @12:26 PM

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Suella Braverman calls for annual cap on net migration, saying new figures ‘slap in face to British public’ – as it happened
Former home secretary says pressure on housing, the NHS, schools, wages, and community cohesion, is unsustainable

Andrew Sparrow

23, Nov, 2023 @5:37 PM

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What is national insurance and who will benefit from Jeremy Hunt’s cuts?
With national insurance at the centre of the autumn statement, we explain how this complicated UK tax works

Hilary Osborne

23, Nov, 2023 @3:20 PM

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Hunt’s tax cuts mean austerity ‘more painful’ than under Osborne, warns IFS
Thinktank says £20bn package of tax cuts would be mostly funded by deep reductions in public spending planned from 2025

Richard Partington, Kiran Stacey and Phillip Inman

23, Nov, 2023 @2:30 PM

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Hunt the crap magician can’t escape his own autumn statement illusion | John Crace
Debt is not coming down. We haven’t beaten inflation. Taxes aren’t falling. But Jezza sails through interviews, believing it all

John Crace

23, Nov, 2023 @1:57 PM

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UK households to be £1,900 poorer by end of this parliament, say economists
Warning comes after Resolution Foundation finds autumn statement favours richest 20% of earners

Phillip Inman and Richard Partington

23, Nov, 2023 @12:02 PM

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‘Doesn’t go to fundamentals’: autumn statement misses mark in Southport
Jeremy Hunt’s measures fail to impress small traders in Merseyside town where key tourist sector has been struggling

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

23, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘He’s done nothing to help’: Britain reacts to the autumn statement
A taxpayer, a pensioner, a benefit recipient and a parent explain how the chancellor’s changes affect them – if they do at all

Jedidajah Otte, Sarah Marsh and Zoe Wood

23, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Scotland ‘let down on every front’ by Hunt’s statement, says SNP government
Questions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland about funding for devolved governments

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

23, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Jeremy Hunt cuts national insurance but UK tax burden set to hit high amid plummeting living standards – as it happened
Chancellor cuts national insurance but OBR says UK facing biggest fall in living standards since records began

Nadeem Badshah (now); Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden (earlier)

22, Nov, 2023 @8:19 PM

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