DAN HODGES: It’s time Tory MPs told Boris that stumbling from lockdown to lockdown isn’t a strategy

Last week a dejected Tory MP was sitting in the House of Commons lobby when the Prime Minister appeared.  ‘He saw me and said, ‘Don’t worry. Everything will be all right in the end,’ the former Minister recounted, ‘then just ambled off.’ Things are not going to be all right. It was left to Rishi … Read more DAN HODGES: It’s time Tory MPs told Boris that stumbling from lockdown to lockdown isn’t a strategy

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

Rishi Sunak’s wife is richer than the Queen: Her shares in family’s tech firm are worth £430million

Rishi Sunak’s wife is richer than the Queen: Her shares in family’s tech firm are worth £430million making her one of Britain’s wealthiest women Chancellor’s wife Akshata Murty owns shares worth £430million in family firm Former standards chairman Sir Alistair Graham claims Sunak took a ‘minimalist approach as possible’ when declaring his financial interests last … Read more Rishi Sunak’s wife is richer than the Queen: Her shares in family’s tech firm are worth £430million

Rishi Sunak slammed for not facing MPs over Covid Spending Review

Rishi Sunak is under fire after REFUSING to appear in front of MPs to answer questions on his controversial Spending Review as the Chancellor ‘faces questions over his family’s finances’ Spending Review sparked major controversy as Rishi Sunak cut foreign aid Treasury Select Committee asked the Chancellor to come and answer questions But Mr Sunak … Read more Rishi Sunak slammed for not facing MPs over Covid Spending Review

Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out raising income tax, VAT or National Insurance

Is Rishi Sunak ditching the triple tax lock? Chancellor refuses to rule out raising income tax, VAT or National Insurance to plug coronavirus black hole Rishi Sunak did not rule out raising income tax, VAT or National Insurance He told BBC Breakfast the scale of borrowing this year was ‘not sustainable’ The ‘triple lock’ against … Read more Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out raising income tax, VAT or National Insurance

Average 2025 wages to be £1,200 a year lower than prior predictions

The Covid-19 pandemic will hit the average worker’s pay packet by £1,200 by 2025, analysis by a think tank has revealed today. A report published by the Resolution Foundation has hinted the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the finances of individual Britons, alongside damaging public economics. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow says that by … Read more Average 2025 wages to be £1,200 a year lower than prior predictions

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

Downing Street urges EU to resume face-to-face trade talks

Downing Street today urged Michel Barnier to come to London to resume face-to-face Brexit trade talks amid reports the EU’s chief negotiator had threatened to walk away from discussions.  Top-level talks between Mr Barnier and UK counterpart Lord Frost were suspended last week after a member of the EU team tested positive for coronavirus.  Negotiations … Read more Downing Street urges EU to resume face-to-face trade talks

IFS warns UK is in ‘wholly uncharted territory’ after Covid crisis

Rishi Sunak will need to find £40BILLION a year in tax rises and spending cuts by the middle of the decade if he wants to balance the books in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, says IFS as it warns UK is in ‘uncharted territory’ Institute for Fiscal Studies said the UK economy is in … Read more IFS warns UK is in ‘wholly uncharted territory’ after Covid crisis

Furlough numbers SURGE in second lockdown with 15 per cent of workers now paid off

Furlough numbers SURGE in second lockdown with 15 per cent of workers now paid off – the highest level since JUNE – and it is set to go even HIGHER Firms said 15% on average were on furlough between November 2 and 15 Figure up fom 9% in previous survey which covered the second half … Read more Furlough numbers SURGE in second lockdown with 15 per cent of workers now paid off