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After a smooth path to the top, is Sunak now in for a bumpy ride?
The chancellor is caught between ministers who want to spend more as he prepares for a fiscally conservative budget

Michael Savage

24, Oct, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Sunak criticised for failing to deliver on key infrastructure projects
Labour criticises chancellor ahead of budget for ‘lots of announcements and not much delivery’

Peter Walker Political correspondent

24, Oct, 2021 @8:48 AM

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‘Balancing the books’ look goods on paper, Rishi Sunak. But it’s not so pretty on the ground | James Bloodworth
The budget to foot the coronavirus bill will inflict more miseries on the less well-off

James Bloodworth

24, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Fear not: there is little danger of inflation running wild
Retail sales and confidence are falling, and the net effect of the budget will be deflationary. Rate rises will prove unnecessary

Phillip Inman

23, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m package for families
Labour describes plan as ‘smokescreen for the Conservatives’ failure to deliver’ in the past

Lucy Campbell

23, Oct, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Fears grow as UK factories hit by worst supply chain shortages since mid-70s
CBI survey of businesses reveals concern a week before chancellor delivers budget and spending review

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Sunak to cut tax on banks to keep City competitive, say reports
Chancellor said to be planning to slash corporation tax surcharge from 8% to 3% from April 2023

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @11:02 AM

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British households will be £1,000 worse off next year, thinktank warns
Resolution Foundation finds household incomes set to fall by about 2% amid cost of living squeeze

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s Tory popularity slips as he fights Boris Johnson’s urge to splurge
Chancellor said to be keeping wary eye on inflation amid pressure from PM and Tory colleagues to spend

Heather Stewart Political editor

17, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak urged to cut business rates to unlock billions in investment
Employers’ groups warn ahead of budget that failure to take action would hit UK’s economic ambitions

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Hospitality and tourism bosses plead for VAT rate freeze at 12.5%
Coalition of UK industry bodies warns of ‘painful’ job losses if Treasury returns tax to pre-Covid levels in April

Rupert Neate

01, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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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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