Sadiq Khan is blasted for demanding more money for London

Sadiq Khan has been criticised for demanding more money from the Government after receiving billions in bailouts only last year.  The Mayor of London today lobbied Rishi Sunak to turn on the spending taps in the March Budget – and produced his own wish-list for the Chancellor. He is seeking another financial package for TfL … Read more Sadiq Khan is blasted for demanding more money for London

Boris’s ex-homelessnes tsar warns Tories become ‘nasty party’ again if they cut Universal Credit

Boris Johnson’s former homelessness tsar Louise Casey warns Tories they risk becoming the ‘nasty party’ again if Rishi Sunak axes £20 increase in Universal Credit as Chancellor comes under pressure from Red Wall Conservatives to U-turn She said axing increase in March would be ‘too punitive’ for struggling families Told BBC it was not right, … Read more Boris’s ex-homelessnes tsar warns Tories become ‘nasty party’ again if they cut Universal Credit

Shoppers face online sales tax as Rishi Sunak looks to pay off huge Covid-19 debt

Shoppers face online sales tax to pay off Covid-19 debt as Rishi Sunak looks for new ways to plug the financial hole Rishi Sunak is trying to raise money to pay off the UK’s pandemic debt pile A minister said an online sales tax could be announced at the budget A levy of 2 per cent … Read more Shoppers face online sales tax as Rishi Sunak looks to pay off huge Covid-19 debt

High speed cross-Channel train service Eurostar could go bust within months, experts warn 

Eurostar ‘could fold by April’: High speed cross-Channel train service could go bust within months without a rescue package, experts warn MPs and business leaders have warned Eurostar could go bust without help Passengers have fallen 95 per cent since March and two services now run daily  Sir Roger Gale says French and UK ministers … Read more High speed cross-Channel train service Eurostar could go bust within months, experts warn 

Ministers ‘consider replacing council tax with property levy’

Ministers ‘consider plans to replace council tax and stamp duty with property levy’ which would hit Tory Shires hard as Rishi Sunak ‘weighs up hiking corporation tax’ at Budget on March 3 to start paying for Covid crisis Rishi Sunak will deliver Budget on March 3 amid reports he could increase taxes It is thought … Read more Ministers ‘consider replacing council tax with property levy’

Labour warns Sunak the poorest ‘will be devastated’ if he fails to extend £20-a-week benefit boost

Labour warns Rishi Sunak the poorest Britons ‘will be devastated’ if he fails to extend £20-a-week Universal Credit boost as Chancellor draws up plan for £500 one-off gift to replace it Sunak wants to avoid making the Universal Credit increase a permanent feature  Labour claims uplift introduced in the spring has become a lifeline for poorest … Read more Labour warns Sunak the poorest ‘will be devastated’ if he fails to extend £20-a-week benefit boost

Women sign petition to scrap UK tampon tax on period knickers

Social media users have highlighted an urgency to gather signatures on a petition to scrap the tampon tax on period pants. Rubina Raut who founded UK-based period pants brand WUKA in 2017, has racked up almost 18,000 signatures on an online petition to recognise the reusable underwear as entitled to being taxed fairly. While sanitary … Read more Women sign petition to scrap UK tampon tax on period knickers

Social media users plead for signatures on a petition to scrap tampon tax on period knickers

Social media users have highlighted an urgency to gather signatures on a petition to scrap the tampon tax on period pants. Rubina Raut who founded UK-based period pants brand WUKA in 2017, has racked up almost 18,000 signatures on an online petition to recognise the reusable underwear as entitled to being taxed fairly. While sanitary … Read more Social media users plead for signatures on a petition to scrap tampon tax on period knickers

Price of homes soars by £14k in six months but experts fear it could fade as stamp duty holiday ends

Price of a home soars by £14k in just six months… but experts fear boom could fade away once stamp duty holiday ends Average price of a home in the UK jumped to record £252,211 at the end of 2020 Market was ‘turbocharged’ by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday  Biggest regional annual rise was … Read more Price of homes soars by £14k in six months but experts fear it could fade as stamp duty holiday ends

HENRY DEEDES watches as the Chancellor loses his bonhomie

Doe-eyed Rishi Sunak axed the fluffy bunny act: HENRY DEEDES watches as the Chancellor loses his bonhomie By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 23:27 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 00:42 GMT, 12 January 2021 Usually when Rishi Sunak announces he’s adding another couple of noughts to the country’s spiralling debt, he puts … Read more HENRY DEEDES watches as the Chancellor loses his bonhomie

Rishi Sunak hails chance of ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for City of London after Brexit

Rishi Sunak hails chance of ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for City of London after Brexit as he hints red tape will be slashed to help forge ‘exciting’ future By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 14:57 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 14:58 GMT, 11 January 2021 Rishi Sunak today hailed the potential for a … Read more Rishi Sunak hails chance of ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for City of London after Brexit

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp who used to be Rishi Sunak’s boss will be next BBC chairman

Multi-millionaire ex-Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp who used to be Rishi Sunak’s boss will be next BBC chairman Richard Sharp could be announced in the role as soon as Thursday, say reports The Ex-Goldman Sachs banker used to be the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s boss He has spent the last year as an unpaid economic adviser … Read more Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp who used to be Rishi Sunak’s boss will be next BBC chairman

ALEX BRUMMER: Covid-19 spending and lost tax revenues mean UK will have to borrow more than £400bn

Rishi Sunak is well used to the routine now. For the 13th time since March 17, he’s having to dig deep into the Exchequer in his mammoth effort to keep as many businesses and jobs intact as he can, and to try to limit the long-term damage to Britain’s economic prospects. By the standards of … Read more ALEX BRUMMER: Covid-19 spending and lost tax revenues mean UK will have to borrow more than £400bn