Public finance

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Covid support schemes left ‘open goal’ to fraudsters, says watchdog
Public Accounts Committee report says business department efforts to identify fraud came after trails had ‘long ago gone cold’

Kalyeena Makortoff

17, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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England’s crumbling schools are a ‘risk to life’, officials warn No 10
Exclusive: Leak reveals that the education department is battling with the Treasury for £13bn needed for rebuilding projects

Toby Helm

14, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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John Lewis boss calls for Covid-style cost of living aid package
Dame Sharon White follows Tesco head in urging UK government to help with rising energy and grocery bills

Mark Sweney

12, May, 2022 @8:22 AM

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Local government in England ‘hollowed out’ under Conservatives
Major report finds poorer areas worst affected by deep cuts in government funding

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Challenge’ for banks that used taxpayer cash to cover fraudulent Covid loan losses
British Business Bank to ‘call out’ lenders that failed to carry out due diligence when awarding pandemic support loans

Kalyeena Makortoff

27, Apr, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Fraud in Covid bounceback loan scheme not being addressed, say MPs
Public accounts committee say government must devote more resources to recovering nearly £5bn

Jasper Jolly

27, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How has the UK economy fared in the two tumultuous years since Covid?
Analysis: the country suffered its worst recession in a century and inflation made an unwelcome return

Richard Partington

23, Mar, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Rishi Sunak to promise ‘security for working families’ in spring statement
Chancellor expected to announce fuel duty cut in package of measures to tackle cost of living crisis

Larry Elliott and Heather Stewart

22, Mar, 2022 @10:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s politics: profits above wages | Editorial
Editorial: The chancellor has revived the Thatcherite ploy that successfully blamed the inflation caused by oil shocks in the 1970s on high public spending


10, Mar, 2022 @7:04 PM

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We know little about the real Rishi Sunak … but that may change this week
It is time for the Tory chancellor to stand up – and there’s no better opportunity than the Mais lecture

Larry Elliott

20, Feb, 2022 @11:57 AM

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UK borrowing figures heap pressure on Rishi Sunak to ditch national insurance hike
Latest public finance data shows government borrowing £13bn less this year than forecast in October budget

Larry Elliott Economics editor

25, Jan, 2022 @2:19 PM

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Free market, tax-cutting economics will not ease the UK’s cost of living squeeze | Richard Partington
Reaching for the tax-cutting playbook won’t solve Britain’s problems – the current crisis was a decade in the making before Covid

Richard Partington

09, Jan, 2022 @1:38 PM

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