The UK’s coronavirus vaccine rollout will receive a £1.65 billion boost to help it meet the target of offering a dose to every adult by July 31.
With Scotland’s vaccine roll-out powering ahead, and lockdown measures gradually easing, attention is turning to the economic recovery from Covid-19 and the question of what sort of country we should be after the pandemic.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown is urging the Chancellor to extend job support schemes in his Budget this week or risk “betraying a generation of unemployed”.
Rishi Sunak has indicated he will extend emergency job and benefit support packages at Wednesday's Budget.
Rishi Sunak has indicated he will extend emergency support packages as the coronavirus lockdown is unwound, and did not rule out first raising taxes before cutting them ahead of the next election.
Pubs, restaurants, shops and other businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic will be boosted by a £5 billion grant scheme to help them reopen as the lockdown is eased.
Britain’s public finances will face “enormous strains” in the wake of the third national lockdown, the Chancellor has warned.
The Chancellor is set to announce a fast-track visa for highly skilled migrants in the Budget next week, as the UK tries to attract staff for rapidly growing new companies.
A senior Tory MP has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to announce additional support for festivals as part of the Budget next week.
Pension savers may need to brace themselves for a “stealth tax” if the lifetime allowance is frozen in next week’s Budget, experts are warning.
Labour has said denying NHS staff a pay rise in next week’s Budget would be a “kick in the teeth” after months on the frontline during the pandemic.
The Chancellor should use the budget for a major overhaul of four key tax areas to avoid stifling any recovery after the pandemic, according to a new think tank report.
Civic leaders in the North have made overtures to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to send Treasury jobs their way.
A Tory elected mayor has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to avoid another “metropolitan city” and set up his Treasury North project in the Tees Valley.
Downing Street has warned Conservative MPs they could lose the party whip if they vote against next week’s Budget, amid suggestions there could be a rebellion over a possible increase to corporation tax.
Tory former chancellor Philip Hammond has urged the Prime Minister to tell the public “some difficult home truths” ahead of next week’s Budget.
Scottish free ports could be short-changed by millions of pounds under an "unfair" Westminster funding formula, a senior MP has claimed.
Secondary schools are to be given funding to run summer schools under plans to help children in England catch up on lost learning.
Conservative former leader William Hague has said “you can smell” the improvement in the Government since the departure of Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged not to end the stamp duty holiday which is due to finish next month.
Rishi Sunak should “definitely not” increase taxes at the Budget but must outline his “road map” to pay back pandemic borrowing, according to a senior Conservative MP.
Business rates for retailers on the high street should be cut by 35% with the commercial property tax increased for online rival warehouses instead, according to the chief executive of Next.
A new partnership between business and the state is needed as the country rebuilds from the coronavirus crisis, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will say.
Hair salons in the north-east and Tayside have joined calls for the UK Government to temporarily reduce VAT in a bid to ensure businesses survive the pandemic.
The UK needs to quadruple its planned crisis spending to restore jobs, investment and services amidst the pandemic, according to a think tank report.
Lower-income households are facing a higher risk of unemployment this year, as “deferred” company failures line up as the furlough scheme ends, experts will warn on Tuesday.
More than a third of business managers believe the Government has failed to do enough to support firms through the pandemic in a “loud cry for help” from UK corporates, research has revealed.
Experts have said that the 9.9% slowdown in the UK economy last year is likely to be the worst among major economies in 2020, but are still hopeful of a bounceback this spring.
Amsterdam overtook London as the largest financial trading centre in Europe last month as Brexit-related changes to finance rules came into force.
Amazon and other internet retail giants could be hit with an online sales tax in a move designed to claw back money the UK owes after heavy borrowing during the pandemic.