Autumn budget 2021

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Youth services suffer ‘stealth cut’ of more than £400m, Labour claims
The opposition says £560m promised in last week’s budget includes the cost of running pre-existing services

Heather Stewart

02, Nov, 2021 @8:55 PM

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Why the silence over support for the jailed climate activist James Brown? | Letter
Letters: Christine Sanders on the nightly vigil held outside Wandsworth prison for the Extinction Rebellion protester


02, Nov, 2021 @6:07 PM

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The answer to business rates? A tax on land | Letters
Letters: Michael Meadowcroft outlines the alternative that has been available for more than a hundred years, and Mike Wake asks about the shortfall faced by councils if rates are reduced


01, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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As Cop26 begins, it’s time to face inconvenient truths | Letters
Letters: The UK is failing to lead the way with its climate policies, says David Humphreys, while Michael Stone calls for a more realistic way to measure the country’s carbon footprint. Plus letters from Dr Steve Hyer and Drusilla Long


31, Oct, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Sunak’s budget has drinkers over a barrel | Brief letters
Brief letters: Alcohol duty | Sleeper trains | Acronyms | Recycled rolling pins | Facebook


31, Oct, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Mr Sunak, rising taxes and soaring prices do not add up to an Age of Optimism | Andrew Rawnsley
There will be no feelgood factor for the Tories at the next election unless the government can improve economic growth

Andrew Rawnsley

31, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Johnson’s foreign quarrels can’t conceal the truth about Brexit
Fishing rows notwithstanding, much of Europe looks on at the UK’s plight with astonishment – and even, still, sympathy

William Keegan

31, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sunak isn’t planning for business – he’s budgeting for the next election
The chancellor is politically astute, but there is less substance in his investment plans than it appears

31, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s not going to help anyone here’: the Yorkshire town unmoved by Rishi Sunak’s £20m ‘largesse’
Despite the chancellor’s ‘levelling up’ cash, there were few signs of optimism in Pudsey market

Robyn Vinter

30, Oct, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Is smooth Sunak’s honeymoon period coming to an end?
Analysis: many Tory MPs are frustrated with the chancellor’s attitude to spending, and his focus on self-image

Rowena Mason and Aubrey Allegretti

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Better or worse off? There’s nothing in it | Brief letters
Brief letters: Autumn budget | Shambolic governments | Oscar Wilde | Raspberry picking

29, Oct, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Craft beer brewers say alcohol duty changes threaten their business
Small breweries and artisanal spirit makers say Sunak’s reforms will favour large corporations

Rob Davies

29, Oct, 2021 @4:12 PM

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