Spring budget 2021

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Taxing the lower-paid could stop the economic recovery in its tracks
With a slew of bigger household bills approaching, Sunak is hampering growth and the green transition by being hawkish

Phillip Inman

11, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Australian businesses ‘hungry’ to pay farmers to protect biodiversity in world-first scheme, says Littleproud
Agriculture minister says Australia will be the first to reward farmers for reducing emissions and improving biodiversity on their land

Adam Morton Environment editor

18, May, 2021 @5:29 AM

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Josh Frydenberg signals budget boost for female-dominated care workforce
Treasurer tells business conference government will address ‘some very important workforce needs across the economy’

Katharine Murphy political editor

29, Apr, 2021 @7:39 AM

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Britain 'heading for new era of austerity', thinktank warns
Analysis of budget highlights deep cuts to spending for Whitehall departments and local government

Larry Elliott Economics editor

18, Mar, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Yorkshire Building Society first to bring back 95% mortgages
Riskier product not available for newbuild houses or flats and follows budget offer to back part of the loans

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

16, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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UK scientists attack 'reckless' Tory cuts to international research
Projects tackling some of world’s major problems – including the climate crisis – are set to be cancelled or cut back after budget cuts

Robin McKie

14, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Debt levels are not an issue, and Bailey should tell the Tories why
The Bank of England must be clear about its focus on jobs and growth – and that stimulus needn’t spoil anyone’s sleep

Phillip Inman

13, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Sunak defends budget plans and insists 1% rise for NHS staff is fair
Chancellor tells MPs that his decisions were made in response to £355bn budget deficit

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, Mar, 2021 @7:41 PM

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UK Covid: homeless in England to be prioritised for coronavirus vaccines – as it happened
Matt Hancock announces homeless to be fast-tracked for Covid jabs; Rishi Sunak defends budget during questioning by Commons Treasury committee

Andrew Sparrow

11, Mar, 2021 @6:01 PM

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We desperately need 'levelling up' but it seems the Tories are back to fob-off-the-north mode | Andy Burnham
It’s hard to reconcile Boris Johnson’s 2019 speech with a budget that has left the policy in tatters, says Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burham

Andy Burnham

10, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the public realm: rebuild the people's palaces | Editorial
Editorial: Continued underfunding of public services is undermining the social fabric of our cities and towns


09, Mar, 2021 @6:51 PM

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UK Covid news: Nicola Sturgeon eases some restrictions on outdoor mixing in Scotland – as it happened
Scottish first minister announces limited changes to mixing, in particular for teenagers

Andrew Sparrow

09, Mar, 2021 @4:56 PM

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