Public finance

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Britain has missed out on £400bn of growth since 2010, says TUC
Tories blamed for creating economic ‘doom loop’ that fails to recognise negative impact of spending cuts

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @8:54 AM

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Two more members of the old boys’ club who brought Britain low | Letters
Letters: Gary Woodhouse laments the impact of austerity imposed by David Cameron and George Osborne, and Roger McGarva exalts Nesrine Malik’s skewering of Tory sleaze

01, Feb, 2023 @6:40 PM

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‘Tell us which schools could collapse’: Labour will force ministers to reveal data
Teachers and parents voice fury over risk to life in England’s crumbling classrooms as DfE keeps survey details from public scrutiny

Toby Helm Political editor

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Row growing after third historic rail bridge filled in with concrete
National Highways faces third intervention by a local authority over infilling, after burying Congham bridge in Norfolk in tonnes of concrete

Matthew Weaver

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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North of England ‘would rank second worst for investment’ if OECD country
Thinktank says of advanced economies, only Greece would have lower public and private investment

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

25, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Cash and the crown estate: a look at the British monarchy’s funding deal
The taxpayer funded sovereign grant will not accrue extra money from the monarch’s £1bn-a-year offshore wind leases. But the crown still has revenue from oil and gas drilling rights and real estate

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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King Charles grants us a windfall from wind: now it is crucial we question ownership of the seabed | Molly Scott Cato
A monarchy ‘gift’ to the Treasury should not detract from the anachronistic convention of crown estate rights over land and sea

Molly Scott Cato

19, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Sunak strives to be reassuring but is five-point plan all sleight of hand?
PM plans a ‘no tricks’ reset but with an inflation fall already expected this is more about hanging on at an election

Pippa Crerar Political editor

04, Jan, 2023 @7:09 PM

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Scottish councils urge Sturgeon to suspend plans for national care service
Umbrella body for country’s 32 councils says plans would be too costly and disruptive at time of financial crisis

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

04, Jan, 2023 @1:17 PM

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An alternative to government borrowing? Just print more money | Letter
Letter: Fawzi Ibrahim on why printing money doesn’t have to cause a rise in inflation

03, Jan, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Five charts that show the UK’s economic prospects in 2023
Inflation, faltering GDP and rising unemployment are all on the cards for the country this year

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

29, Dec, 2022 @1:03 PM

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In 2022 Liz Truss tried to bin economic orthodoxy – but what is it?
Rishi Sunak soon rowed back from his predecessor’s chaotic experiment, reasserting the seven pillars of UK Treasury wisdom

Larry Elliott Economics editor

27, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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