Budget 2021

Nurses say levelling up is ‘lip service’ if lessons aren’t learnt from Covid health inequalities
Social Justice

Nurses say levelling up is ‘lip service’ if lessons aren’t learnt from Covid health inequalities

The chancellor’s Budget statement did nothing to address the health inequality and staffing crisis laid bare by the pandemic, unions said.

Ministers ‘happy to spend millions on drones’ but ignore refugees in Budget
Politics

Ministers ‘happy to spend millions on drones’ but ignore refugees in Budget

Rishi Sunak did not mention refugees in his Budget speech and announced “nothing” which will address the UK’s asylum crisis, experts say.

‘It’s going to be a dark winter’: Universal credit claimants respond to the Budget
Social Justice

‘It’s going to be a dark winter’: Universal credit claimants respond to the Budget

The government will let working people on benefits keep more of their earnings – but it won’t undo the damage of the universal credit cut, claimants said.

Yes, Rishi Sunak has made domestic flights cheaper just before COP26
Environment

Yes, Rishi Sunak has made domestic flights cheaper just before COP26

What are T-levels? Breaking down the new qualification given £1.6bn funding in the Budget
Employment

What are T-levels? Breaking down the new qualification given £1.6bn funding in the Budget

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Sunak announces support for working universal credit claimants in Budget speech
Politics

Sunak announces support for working universal credit claimants in Budget speech

Rishi Sunak said homelessness funding is increasing. It’s actually being cut
News

Rishi Sunak said homelessness funding is increasing. It’s actually being cut

£1,000 minimum wage rise will only be worth £265 for full-time workers on universal credit
Employment

£1,000 minimum wage rise will only be worth £265 for full-time workers on universal credit

‘We need business rates reform not crippling hikes’ trade groups tell Rishi Sunak ahead of Budget
News

‘We need business rates reform not crippling hikes’ trade groups tell Rishi Sunak ahead of Budget

Nurse’s pay: 76% of workers facing pay cut are women, says Labour
Politics

Nurse’s pay: 76% of workers facing pay cut are women, says Labour

Nobel laureate economist warns UK Budget fails to end austerity
Politics

Nobel laureate economist warns UK Budget fails to end austerity

What does the Budget mean for poverty in the UK?
Opinion

What does the Budget mean for poverty in the UK?

Vulnerable youngsters to be given more cash to ‘break cycle of homelessness’
Politics

Vulnerable youngsters to be given more cash to ‘break cycle of homelessness’

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Sunak’s Budget will ‘pull 500,000 into poverty’
Politics

Sunak’s Budget will ‘pull 500,000 into poverty’

What does the 2021 Spring Budget mean for the big issues facing the UK?
Politics

What does the 2021 Spring Budget mean for the big issues facing the UK?

This Budget does nothing to help women at the sharp end of the pandemic
Opinion

This Budget does nothing to help women at the sharp end of the pandemic

Chancellor has just ‘postponed the pain’ for poorest with benefits extension
Politics

Chancellor has just ‘postponed the pain’ for poorest with benefits extension

ExcludedUK: Budget self-employment support is ‘too little, too late’
Politics

ExcludedUK: Budget self-employment support is ‘too little, too late’

Will the Budget’s stamp duty holiday help buyers? Don’t bet on it.
Opinion

Will the Budget’s stamp duty holiday help buyers? Don’t bet on it.

What does the Budget mean for the environment?
Politics

What does the Budget mean for the environment?

Internet reacts to ‘weird’ Treasury team photo
Politics

Internet reacts to ‘weird’ Treasury team photo

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3 million ‘excluded’ from pandemic support demand help in Spring Budget
Politics

3 million ‘excluded’ from pandemic support demand help in Spring Budget

Sunak’s ‘mishandling’ of furlough caused redundancy spike, says Labour
Politics

Sunak’s ‘mishandling’ of furlough caused redundancy spike, says Labour