Labour turns up the heat on Rishi Sunak over wife’s tax affairs by vowing to ABOLISH non-dom status

Labour have sought to exploit the recent row over Chancellor Rishi Sunak‘s family finances as they vowed to abolish non-dom tax status. Ahead of next week’s local elections, the party’s shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves today pledged to end ‘outdated’ tax perks. She declared that those who make Britain their home should have to pay tax … Read more

Rishi’s popularity with Tory activists slumps amid cost-of-living crisis

Rishi’s popularity with Tory activists slumps amid cost-of-living crisis and backlash at mini-Budget… while Ben Wallace stays top Rishi Sunak has slipped down the Cabinet rankings among the Tory grass roots Regular ConservativeHome survey of readers is closely watched by ministers Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is top amid plaudits for his Ukraine response   By James … Read more

Rishi Sunak hints households may get more help with bills in the autumn if energy price cap rises

Rishi Sunak hints that households may get more help with bills in the autumn if energy price cap rises Rishi Sunak yesterday the government could provide help for UK households The Chancellor was asked what he plans to do if the price cap rises in October Britons are being squeezed financially as energy prices continue to … Read more

Sunak REFUSES to back pleas for workers to shun big pay rises

Rishi Sunak today refused to back the Bank of England‘s plea for workers to shun big pay rises despite soaring inflation. The Chancellor said it was ‘not the government’s role’ to get involved in negotiations between companies and employees. The thinly-veiled rebuke to Bank chief Andrew Bailey – who last week urged ‘restraint’ on salary … Read more

Rishi Sunak leads furious Cabinet revolt over Operation Red Meat plan to scrap BBC licence fee

Rishi Sunak leads furious Cabinet revolt over Operation Red Meat plan to scrap BBC licence fee: Ministers including Therese Coffey blast Nadine Dorries for announcing end of £159 payment in a weekend tweet The Chancellor is said to have hit out at the speed of the announcement   Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey also voiced unhappiness at … Read more

Busy Lizzy meets Big Lizzy: Foreign Secretary Truss lands on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Busy Lizzy meets Big Lizzy: Foreign Secretary Truss lands on HMS Queen Elizabeth as MPs say she and Rishi Sunak ‘are on constant manoeuvres’ in bid for future leadership of Tory party Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, both long tipped as potential leaders, said to be ‘sounding out’ colleagues Allies of Miss Truss, including parliamentary private … Read more

Labour piles pressure on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to axe VAT on domestic fuel bills

Labour piles pressure on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to axe VAT on domestic fuel bills as Rachel Reeves demands they ‘get a grip’ on cost of living crisis hitting families Rachel Reeves called on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to ‘get a grip’ on prices Shadow Chancellor wants VAT axed for six months to … Read more

Rishi Sunak is seeking tips from Boris Johnson’s political consultant Sir Lynton Crosby

Rishi Sunak is seeking tips from Boris Johnson’s election-winning ‘Wizard of Oz’ political consultant Sir Lynton Crosby ahead of battles over the Prime Minister’s spending plan Australian-born Sir Lynton was seen going in to Downing Street on Wednesday This triggered speculation that PM was consulting him about a summer shake-up But once inside Downing Street, … Read more

Rishi Sunak is urged to extend the furlough scheme for the travel sector in letter signed by 77 MPs

Rishi Sunak is urged to extend the furlough scheme for the travel sector in letter signed by 77 MPs and peers who warn industry is facing a ‘cliff edge’ and jobs bloodbath in the autumn 77 MPs and peers warned industry is facing a ‘cliff edge’ at end of September   They said case for extending … Read more

Rishi Sunak says UK will ‘do things differently and better’ outside EU

Rishi Sunak says Britain will ‘do things differently and better’ outside the EU as he suggests the UK has given up on striking a post-Brexit financial services deal with Brussels and will now ‘move forward’ on its own Rishi Sunak wanted financial services deal with EU but ‘that has not happened’  The Chancellor said ‘now, … Read more

UK jobs market bounces back as number of payrolled workers spikes

The number of UK workers on payrolls increased by almost 200,000 between April and May this year as the jobs market continued to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.  There were 197,000 workers added to payrolls last month, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak seizing on the figures as proof that his ‘Plan for Jobs’ ‘is working’.  … Read more

Rishi Sunak ‘wants City of London to be excluded from G7 tax crackdown’

Rishi Sunak ‘is pushing for the City of London to be excluded from new global tax crackdown’ despite leading G7 efforts to make big firms pay more G7 finance ministers agreed plan last weekend to introduce global tax changes Plan designed to make big firms pay their fair share of tax where they operate  But … Read more