Joe Biden’s pick for key economic adviser had ‘frequent episodes of yelling,’ former staff claim 

Joe Biden’s pick for key economic adviser is ‘phenomenally incompetent’ and had ‘frequent episodes of yelling and swearing,’ former staff claim Biden has selected Heather Boushey to be top economic advisor  She is chief executive and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth  Former coworker accused her of damaging careers of people who ‘stand up … Read more Joe Biden’s pick for key economic adviser had ‘frequent episodes of yelling,’ former staff claim 

Keir Starmer demands PM publish ‘secret’ dossier on Covid economic hit

Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ‘suppressing’ evidence on economic hit from lockdown tiers amid clamour for ‘secret’ dossier to be released Sir Keir Starmer challenged Boris Johnson to release Covid economic dossier He accused PM of ‘trying to suppress the evidence of what is actually going on’  He said if PM does not publish … Read more Keir Starmer demands PM publish ‘secret’ dossier on Covid economic hit

ALEX BRUMMER: When it comes to the economic impact of the tier levels, No10 is flying blind

Finally MPs, the business community, employees and the rest of the country are discovering a terrible truth. When it comes to the economic impact of the tier levels that will determine the future of enterprise up and down the country during the coming months, the Government is clearly flying blind. Yesterday’s ‘impact statement’ was designed … Read more ALEX BRUMMER: When it comes to the economic impact of the tier levels, No10 is flying blind

No10 has a Secret Covid Dossier on economic as MPs are today set to vote on tiers system today

The Government has produced a second top secret dossier laying bare the devastating impact multiple coronavirus lockdowns have had on the British economy – but Boris Johnson won’t release it, it was revealed today.    Ministers are said to have designated a dozen industry sectors as ‘red’ – meaning they face significant job cuts and plunging revenues … Read more No10 has a Secret Covid Dossier on economic as MPs are today set to vote on tiers system today

Boris Johnson faces major revolt after dossier on tier system’s economic impact is slammed

Boris Johnson faces major revolt from MPs after dossier on tier system’s economic impact is slammed for containing no new information Ministers had hoped a 48-page report would head off Tory mutiny over the plans Critics say dossier does not shed enough light on likely impact of tiered system  Sources conceded dozens of Tory MPs … Read more Boris Johnson faces major revolt after dossier on tier system’s economic impact is slammed

Rapid economic recovery next year could allow Rishi Sunak to delay tax rises until 2022

Rapid economic recovery next year could allow Rishi Sunak to delay tax rises until 2022, ministers hope Chancellor Rishi Sunak refused to commit to the Tories’ triple tax lock Senior Treasury ministers are waiting until the end of the coronavirus pandemic A source told The Telegraph tax rises would not come any time soon Mr … Read more Rapid economic recovery next year could allow Rishi Sunak to delay tax rises until 2022

Boris Johnson blasts ‘gloomy’ Covid economic forecast and vows NO income tax or VAT rise before 2024

Boris Johnson has lashed out at ‘gloomy’ predictions of coronavirus woe, telling MPs they were too negative because they were made before last week’s vaccine breakthroughs. The Prime Minister made the comment as he addressed anxious backbenchers last night in the wake of Rishi Sunak’s spending review, which revealed the scale of the problem facing … Read more Boris Johnson blasts ‘gloomy’ Covid economic forecast and vows NO income tax or VAT rise before 2024

HENRY DEEDES sees the Chancellor outlining our economic emergency

Rishi Sunak has developed a flinty side. Unveiling his spending review yesterday, he displayed a grave, gritty mien. Previous Sunak speeches have been sadder affairs – all puppy-dog eyes and regretful delivery. But this time he coarsened his voice and stiffened his brow. He seemed older, weightier, more substantial. High office has hardened him. There … Read more HENRY DEEDES sees the Chancellor outlining our economic emergency

Massive tax shortfall shows Covid’s devastating economic impact

‘Our health emergency is not yet over,’ the Chancellor of the Exchequer said yesterday. ‘And our economic emergency has only just begun.’ Facing the steepest downturn since the Great Frost of 1709 – a slump in output of 11.3 per cent – Rishi Sunak said he was ready to spend, spend, spend to drag the … Read more Massive tax shortfall shows Covid’s devastating economic impact

Get a Brexit deal by December 31 or make Covid economic damage even worse, economists warn ministers

Britain’s coronavirus-ravaged economy will plunge even further if it fails to agree a Brexit trade deal with the EU, ministers were warned today. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said that UK GDP could fall an additional two per cent next year if no agreement is in place before December 31. This is on top … Read more Get a Brexit deal by December 31 or make Covid economic damage even worse, economists warn ministers