Public finance

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Rail cuts are another sign of the Treasury’s bias against the north of England | James Meadway
The transport shakeup is chancellor Rishi Sunak’s latest weapon in the Treasury’s war with No 10, says James Meadway of the Progressive Economy Forum

James Meadway

19, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s budget: more politics than economics | Editorial
Editorial: The chancellor’s speech was all about the next election, stupid


27, Oct, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Budget 2021: what’s really going on in the UK economy?
Rishi Sunak will be looking at key indicators such as GDP growth, public debt levels and inflation as he draws up his autumn budget

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak will use budget to declare ‘age of optimism’
Chancellor to strike upbeat tone despite cost-of-living crisis, with spending pledges worth billions

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

26, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Deprived schools in England ‘getting less money after funding overhaul’
Commons report says changes have resulted in per-pupil funding increasing for better-off schools

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @7:18 AM

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UK public borrowing falls despite fuel crisis and supply chain issues
Stronger tax receipts and end to furlough scheme credited with faster than expected fall

Phillip Inman

21, Oct, 2021 @7:35 AM

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Stop making councils plead for ‘levelling up’ cash, ministers urged
Exclusive: Infrastructure adviser says town halls in England should be given £30bn to spend on transport projects

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Johnson’s hopes of banishing NHS backlog likely to remain wishful thinking
Analysis: Persistent understaffing and ageing estate means drive to slash waiting lists will be very hard to achieve

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

09, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Boris Johnson unveils £12bn-a-year tax rise to pay for NHS and social care
PM makes statement to MPs after cabinet agreed to 1.25 percentage point increase in national insurance contributions

Heather Stewart Political editor

07, Sep, 2021 @4:39 PM

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‘It’s unfair’: Stoke-on-Trent voters see social care tax rise as unjust but necessary
People in the newly Tory seat react to the national insurance hike with a mix of realism and resentment at the effect on the low-paid

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

07, Sep, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Revealed: £6bn NHS glove contract shows rocketing cost of PPE
Extraordinary sum reveals PPE cost pressures and raises fears of forced labour in overseas factories

Heather Stewart Political editor

28, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Britain faces ‘decades of financial risk’ as £370bn pandemic bill mounts
MPs call for immediate inquiry into Covid response to learn the lessons of what went wrong

Toby Helm

24, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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