Budget

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Sunak cleans up The Convict’s party debris with a bailout package | John Crace
Chancellor used Labour’s proposed budget plans to sweep Johnson’s mess under the carpet

John Crace

26, May, 2022 @5:16 PM

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Rishi Sunak is taking us for mugs. £180 smart mugs | Stewart Lee
The wealth that sustains the chancellor’s fancy coffee cup is in no immediate danger, no matter how long the war in the east continues

Stewart Lee

27, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Sunak’s ‘jam tomorrow’ offer won’t taste sweet in 2024 | Phillip Inman
The chancellor is keen to show he’s a tax cutter, but with war and the aftermath of Covid, who will believe his 1p reduction is in any way affordable?

Phillip Inman

26, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Adding fuel to the fire: customers at the forecourt react to Sunak’s statement
The chancellor hoped motorists would welcome drop in fuel duty, but rising price elsewhere loom large

Ben Quinn

24, Mar, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s most pressing task? Cleaning up his own mess | Gaby Hinsliff
Only lack of judgment can explain the chancellor’s failure to help those worst affected by the cost of living crisis, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

24, Mar, 2022 @4:09 PM

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Rishi Sunak tackled on LBC Radio by mother who cannot afford to heat home
Chancellor faces warnings that he has not done enough to address biggest fall in living standards on record

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

23, Mar, 2022 @8:50 PM

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Fuel price cuts in the UK will largely benefit the SUV-driving elite | Alex Chapman
Rishi Sunak’s expected fuel tax cuts won’t benefit those in need. The top fifth of households spend almost five times each year as the bottom fifth, says economics researcher Alex Chapman

Alex Chapman

22, Mar, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Treasury considers ways to ease cost of living in spring statement
Reluctant to make big fiscal changes, chancellor Rishi Sunak considers tax adjustments and fuel duty cut

Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

21, Mar, 2022 @9:02 PM

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Six measures Rishi Sunak could take to combat UK’s cost-of-living crisis
The chancellor is facing growing demands to tackle the effects of inflation and the effects of the Ukraine invasion

Richard Partington

19, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Observer view on Rishi Sunak and rising energy bills | Observer editorial
The chancellor can and must do more in his next budget to save us from crushing fuel poverty

Observer editorial

13, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Budget monitor: post-lockdown bounce tipped for Australia ahead of deficits hitting $60bn a year
New analysis says ‘ongoing shortfall’ in future budgets could only be wiped out by raising GST to 17% or increasing marginal income tax by 5.5%

Paul Karp

02, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Squeeze on UK incomes to last until late 2023, says OBR
Treasury watchdog predicts inflation will keep real household incomes below 2019 levels for another two years

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Nov, 2021 @8:11 PM

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