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

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 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

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

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

Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of ‘systematic economic crisis’ with coronavirus

A secret government memo has warned of a ‘systemic economic crisis’ when Britain leaves the European Union in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic’s second wave. The Cabinet Office dossier raises the spectre of a perfect storm: ‘severe flooding, pandemic influenza, a novel emerging infectious disease and coordinated industrial action, against a backdrop of the … Read more Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of ‘systematic economic crisis’ with coronavirus

Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of ‘systematic economic crisis’ with coronavirus

A secret government memo has warned of a ‘systemic economic crisis’ when Britain leaves the European Union in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic’s second wave. The Cabinet Office dossier raises the spectre of a perfect storm: ‘severe flooding, pandemic influenza, a novel emerging infectious disease and coordinated industrial action, against a backdrop of the … Read more Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of ‘systematic economic crisis’ with coronavirus