Rishi Sunak is urged to axe VAT on post-holiday Covid tests

Rishi Sunak is urged to axe VAT on post-holiday Covid tests to reduce cost of foreign trips as lockdown ends Rishi Sunak was under pressure to axe VAT on Covid tests needed for holidays Ministers are insisting all travellers take the tests on their return to the UK Industry has repeatedly warned this risks pricing … Read more

Rishi Sunak is urged to axe VAT on post-holiday Covid tests

Rishi Sunak is urged to axe VAT on post-holiday Covid tests to reduce cost of foreign trips as lockdown ends Rishi Sunak was under pressure to axe VAT on Covid tests needed for holidays Ministers are insisting all travellers take the tests on their return to the UK Industry has repeatedly warned this risks pricing … Read more

Wave of cash from rich firms will turbocharge the recovery, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak 

Wave of cash from rich firms will turbocharge the recovery, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak By Tom Witherow and Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 23:38 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 01:30 BST, 5 May 2021 Cash-rich companies and consumers will unleash a wave of spending to turbo-charge Britain’s recovery from the pandemic, the … Read more

Wave of cash from rich firms will turbocharge the recovery, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak 

Wave of cash from rich firms will turbocharge the recovery, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak By Tom Witherow and Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 23:38 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 23:38 BST, 4 May 2021 Cash-rich companies and consumers will unleash a wave of spending to turbo-charge Britain’s recovery from the pandemic, the … Read more

David Cameron Greensill lobbying row: Labour accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘running scared’

Labour accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘running scared’ over David Cameron Greensill lobbying row after he dodges grilling in the House of Commons as Government sends junior minister to answer questions Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was granted urgent question on the issue She wanted to get answers from Chancellor Rishi Sunak but he failed to attend … Read more

Greensill lobbying row: Rishi Sunak releases text messages to David Cameron amid row over access

Rishi Sunak was facing accusation of breaking the ministerial code tonight after he released messages he sent to former prime minister David Cameron amid a furious lobbying row. The Treasury released the Chancellor’s texts after a freedom of information request into efforts by the ex-Tory leader to contact ministers in search of millions of pounds … Read more

Greensill lobbying row: Rishi Sunak releases text messages to David Cameron amid row over access

Rishi Sunak released messages he sent to former prime minister David Cameron tonight amid a furious lobbying row involving collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital. The Treasury released the Chancellor’s texts after a freedom of information request into efforts by the ex-Tory leader to contact ministers in search of millions of pounds of extra Covid rescue … Read more

Rishi Sunak launches new loan scheme with £10m business grants to kickstart economy after lockdown 

Rishi Sunak launches new loan scheme with £10m business grants to kickstart economy after lockdown Firms will access loans of between £25,000 and £10million to get back on track  Recovery Loan replaces a string of earlier ones including the Bounce Back loans  Ministers were under pressure to reform the Bounce Back scheme after review By … Read more

Rishi Sunak confirms he helped block calls for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown last year

Rishi Sunak confirms he helped block calls for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown last year after wave of criticism for rejecting Sage advice Ministers faced criticism after rejecting advice from the Sage advisory group Rishi Sunak insisted there ‘wasn’t a clear-cut case’ for shutting down economy Scientists believed a two-three week lockdown could reverse a surge in … Read more

Rishi Sunak breaks his silence over Greensill lobbying row with jab at former Tory leader Cameron

Rishi Sunak broke his silence over the David Cameron lobbying row today with a swipe at the former Tory prime minister. The Chancellor did not deny that Mr Cameron directly contacted him seeking million in Covid aid cash to help bail out financier Greensill Capital before it went bust. But in a cutting comment he … Read more