City Editor ALEX BRUMMER insists there are some uplifting signs 

You could almost hear the glee in the voices of certain newsreaders yesterday as it was revealed that under a Tory Government, Britain’s output had fallen by more than 20 per cent in the three months ending in June. That not only plunges us into the worst recession since records began but makes the UK … Read more City Editor ALEX BRUMMER insists there are some uplifting signs 

City Editor ALEX BRUMMER insists there are some uplifting signs 

You could almost hear the glee in the voices of certain newsreaders yesterday as it was revealed that under a Tory Government, Britain’s output had fallen by more than 20 per cent in the three months ending in June. That not only plunges us into the worst recession since records began but makes the UK … Read more City Editor ALEX BRUMMER insists there are some uplifting signs 

Rishi’s three Rs for post-lockdown Britain: Chancellor announces plans to ‘relight the economy’

Rishi Sunak has set out his ‘three Rs’ plan for a post-lockdown Britain: ‘Relight’ the economy, ‘Return’ to work, and ‘Re-open’ schools.  The Chancellor’s new programme is intended to save Britain from economic disaster amid the ‘worst ever’ recession brought about during the coronavirus crisis.  Mr Sunak said that Britons should ‘safely’ return to work, … Read more Rishi’s three Rs for post-lockdown Britain: Chancellor announces plans to ‘relight the economy’

Rishi Sunak could delay Autumn Budget if coronavirus surges

Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out delaying Autumn Budget amid fears second wave of coronavirus will throw the country into chaos Rishi Sunak believed to be considering delay to Budget if Covid cases increase Chancellor refused to rule out rescheduling the event in interview this morning Fears mounting over rising number of daily cases in … Read more Rishi Sunak could delay Autumn Budget if coronavirus surges

Cuts to stamp duty sparks 45% rise in first-time buyers

Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty cuts have sparked a surge in the number of home buyers and prompted an all-out bidding war as people fight to get on the property ladder.  The Chancellor last month gave prospective buyers a shot in the arm as he raised the threshold on stamp duty from £125,000 to £500,000 for those … Read more Cuts to stamp duty sparks 45% rise in first-time buyers

Scottish Tory leader heralds furlough scheme as key benefit of being part of Great Britain

New Scottish Tory leader heralds furlough pay for millions of workers as key benefit of being part of Great Britain – while warning Westminster not to neglect the Union Douglas Ross said the furlough scheme was only possible because of the Union He urges Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show Union is ‘inclusive and in … Read more Scottish Tory leader heralds furlough scheme as key benefit of being part of Great Britain

Thousands of NHS nurses and healthcare staff march through UK streets in protest over pay

Thousands of NHS workers are taking to the streets of the UK to protest against their exclusion from a recent public sector pay rise announcement. Anger is mounting as NHS workers were overlooked in the latest round of public sector pay rises – despite more than 500 NHS and social care staff dying from Covid-19. Unite, … Read more Thousands of NHS nurses and healthcare staff march through UK streets in protest over pay

Tory grandees slam government’s ‘unfair’ lack of clarity over France quarantine

Senior Conservative MPs have slammed the government for their ‘unfair’ lack of clarity over quarantine plans, amid fears that France could be added to the list after a spike in infections. Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, and former party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith have called for a ‘proper … Read more Tory grandees slam government’s ‘unfair’ lack of clarity over France quarantine

Tory grandees slam government’s ‘unfair’ lack of clarity over France quarantine

Senior Conservative MPs have slammed the government for their ‘unfair’ lack of clarity over quarantine plans, amid fears that France could be added to the list after a spike in infections. Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, and former party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith have called for a ‘proper … Read more Tory grandees slam government’s ‘unfair’ lack of clarity over France quarantine

Rishi Sunak goes into battle for the union as he plays up UK government Covid support for Scotland

Rishi Sunak was sent in to battle for the union today as he made his first visit to Scotland as Chancellor.  He was the latest minister to head north of the border in recent weeks as Boris Johnson attempts to cut off support for Nicola Sturgeon and independence in the wake of Brexit and coronavirus. … Read more Rishi Sunak goes into battle for the union as he plays up UK government Covid support for Scotland