Budget 2020

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Rishi Sunak to promise £150m extra spending on homelessness
Funds will boost ‘rough sleeping initiative’, councils and prison leavers – Treasury

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

22, Nov, 2020 @10:30 PM

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Fact check: has the Coalition delivered on its spending promises?
Labor maintains the government is ‘there for the photo op, not for the follow-up’. We examine some of the pledges where the speed of delivery has been questioned

Paul Karp

01, Nov, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Barnaby Joyce blasts Coalition for 'deal' with Pauline Hanson to announce $23m stadium grant
The Nationals MP has accused the government of using the Rockhampton funding to buy One Nation support on an unrelated matter

Paul Karp

11, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Australia would have its own centre for disease control under a Labor government
Anthony Albanese says the nation could have been better prepared for Covid-19 if it had a national body to monitor infectious diseases

Katharine Murphy

05, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Sunak axes budget in scramble for urgent measures to save jobs
Chancellor to revamp support for jobs and economy owing to tightening of restrictions

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

23, Sep, 2020 @6:54 PM

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Sunak urged to stump up £15bn to protect 1m from unemployment
Chancellor must use autumn budget to create new roles for workers after furlough scheme ends, says thinktank

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Sep, 2020 @11:08 AM

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Government will maintain commitment on aid, says Raab
Foreign secretary denies reports of end to aid commitment in order to give MoD more funding

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Sep, 2020 @3:57 PM

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UK failed to plan for economic impact of flu-like pandemic, says watchdog
Cross-party MPs conclude government schemes drawn up ‘on the hoof’ amid Covid-19 crisis

Rajeev Syal Whitehall correspondent

22, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Five key areas Sunak must tackle to serve up economic recovery
With bad economic news coming hard on the heels of the ‘mini-budget’, we look at the issues the chancellor must address in time for autumn

Richard Partington

18, Jul, 2020 @3:05 PM

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UK triples coronavirus response fund for NHS and public services
Chancellor Rishi Sunak raises allocation amid outcry over lack of hospital equipment

Simon Goodley

13, Apr, 2020 @3:10 PM

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The government's Covid-19 plan is full of holes – we must look after these four groups | John McDonnell
The self-employed and dependent contractors, workers on reduced hours, carers and temps all need clarity and security, says shadow chancellor John McDonnell

John McDonnell

25, Mar, 2020 @2:43 PM

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The coronavirus outbreak has made the budget irrelevant
This emergency demands good judgment, not the usual obsession with debt and deficit levels

William Keegan

22, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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