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Truss ‘standing by Kwarteng’ as Treasury defends plans despite market turmoil – as it happened
No 10 says PM has faith in chancellor, as Treasury minister says tax cuts are the ‘right plan’

Nadeem Badshah (now); Jamie Grierson and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

28, Sep, 2022 @7:03 PM

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Stick, twist … or sack Kwasi Kwarteng? The choices facing Liz Truss
We rate PM’s likely next steps as she sets about navigating path through crisis of her government’s making

Heather Stewart

28, Sep, 2022 @1:10 PM

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‘Fiscal sustainability’ plus rising borrowing costs could add up to cuts
To make the sums work, some suggest Kwasi Kwarteng may include deep spending reductions in his medium-term fiscal plan

Heather Stewart

27, Sep, 2022 @5:43 PM

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‘Right place at the right time’: freeports model gives fillip to St Helens regeneration scheme
Parkside project conceived almost a decade ago is among hundreds poised to benefit from tax cuts and other incentives

Heather Stewart

23, Sep, 2022 @1:57 PM

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The heat is on after Liz Truss’s extraordinary energy bill gamble
The PM will hope for some credit for taking out the big bazooka, but there are fears it’s missing the target and may backfire

Heather Stewart

17, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Britain’s lowest-paid workers say finances have never been worse
Living Wage Foundation finds 78% of those polled say they are shorter of money than ever

Heather Stewart

16, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Electoral reform group seeks £1m to back MPs who can beat Tories
Win as One hopes to raise money to support candidates from progressive parties who are in favour of change

Heather Stewart Political editor

06, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Private school polish and big dreams: how Rishi Sunak became a contender for PM
Tory leadership candidate is praised as an earnest workaholic, but critics say politically he has a glass jaw and is naive

Heather Stewart, Josh Halliday and Simon Goodley

06, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Truss ‘irresponsible’ for threatening to review Bank of England remit
Labour’s Rachel Reeves says Conservatives are ‘playing blame game’ for UK’s economic problems

Heather Stewart Political editor and Emily Dugan

05, Aug, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Kwasi Kwarteng: the low-tax Tory frontrunner for next chancellor
Truss loyalist is a free marketeer who may clash with public opinion about intervening over cost of living crisis

Jessica Elgot and Heather Stewart

05, Aug, 2022 @11:42 AM

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Sunak scorns Truss’s claims that tax cuts can avert recession
Tory leadership rivals disagree on how to turn economy around and avoid predicted downturn in Sky news debate

Heather Stewart Political editor

04, Aug, 2022 @10:25 PM

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Bank of England hikes interest rates and says inflation will hit 13%
Base rate raised by 0.5 percentage points to 1.75%, as Bank says inflation will hit 13% in October

Larry Elliott, Phillip Inman and Heather Stewart

04, Aug, 2022 @6:26 PM

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