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Budget 2021: Sunak softens universal credit cuts to tackle squeeze on families
Chancellor announces measures to help households, with lower alcohol and fuel duties

Richard Partington and Jessica Elgot

27, Oct, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Budget 2021: key points at a glance
Rishi Sunak has announced his budget – here are the main points, with political analysis

Richard Partington and Rowena Mason

27, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Treasury minister skips pre-budget photo citing agoraphobia
Simon Clarke says condition ‘prevents me being comfortable in some open spaces’

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Rishi Sunak giving with one hand and taking away with the other, says Labour
Opposition says rise in national living wage will not make up for universal credit cut amid cost-of-living crisis

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Northern Ireland Office may directly instruct trusts to offer abortion services
Exclusive: Brandon Lewis warns he will soon have ‘no alternative but to take further steps’ to ensure services are provided

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @8:08 AM

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Priti Patel pressed to explain award of spy agencies contract to Amazon
US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, raising sovereignty concerns

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

27, Oct, 2021 @7:23 AM

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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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What will be in the chancellor’s budget and spending review?
Analysis: measures will affect the NHS, public sector pay, business rates, climate, levelling up and the cost of living

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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Mother of murdered sisters backed by ex-police chiefs over bias claim
Three former senior officers agree errors in search for missing women were due to biased policing

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @7:43 PM

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Met’s failings have ripple effect across UK on confidence in policing
Analysis: leaders of other forces are saying trust is down following series of policing disasters in the capital

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Brand Rishi lives on: that’s just your luck when You Are The Man | John Crace
Simon Clarke makes Maggie Throup look competent as chancellor leaves him to take flak for budget briefing

John Crace

26, Oct, 2021 @5:39 PM

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