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 WednesdayThis triggered speculation that PM was consulting him about a summer shake-upBut once inside Downing Street, Sir Lynton … Read more

Rishi Sunak plans to replace our cash with official digital currency

The Britcoin revolution! Rishi Sunak plans to replace our cash with official digital currency in ‘biggest upheaval in the monetary system for centuries’ Bank of England would establish a direct digital equivalent to physical moneySupporters say the move will give the economy a boost during a financial crisis Could slash cost and time it takes to … Read more

Committees from UK’s four parliaments call for £20 increase in Universal Credit to be made permanent

Committees from UK’s four parliaments call for £20 increase in Universal Credit to be made permanent after it was brought in during pandemic MPs are urging the £20 increase in Universal Credit to be made permanentCommittees at UK’s four parliaments say payments are ‘lifeline for millions’Rishi Sunak is trying to bring spending under control after … 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 furlough … Read more

Sajid Javid hints tax rise could pay for long-awaited social care plan

Sajid Javid hints tax rise could pay for long-awaited social care plan as he says he won’t let ‘ideology’ stand in the way of a ‘sustainable settlement’ Sajid Javid said there must be a ‘sustainable’ settlement to social care fundingHealth Secretary suggested ‘ideology’ would not prevent him backing tax riseBoris Johnson and Rishi Sunak believed … 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, we … Read more