Dominic Raab has denied the Government is “salami slicing” all parts of the UK’s overseas aid spending as he outlined the priorities for the slashed budget.
The impact of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review will feel close to a return to austerity for some public services, financial experts have said.
There are reports that Chancellor Rishi Sunak wants to impose a pay freeze on millions of public sector workers to pay for the astronomical costs of Covid-19.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that millions of pounds are to be spent on a Brexit festival marking the UK’s departure from the European Union.
The Chancellor has insisted Britain is not turning its back on the world’s poorest people as he defended the Government’s plan to cut the foreign aid budget amid a growing Tory backlash.
Boris Johnson is facing a growing Tory backlash over plans to cut the international aid budget as part of a sweeping Spending Review aimed at dealing with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Rishi Sunak has been accused of undermining devolution, after unveiling proposals to bypass the Scottish Government on certain spending decisions.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a Spending Review against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and the massive economic downturn it has triggered.
Scaled back plans for faster broadband speeds across the UK will come as “a blow to rural communities”, internet providers have said following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review.
A minister has resigned and a furious backlash is brewing among Conservative MPs over the Government’s decision to cut billions from the overseas aid budget.
The pledge to "unleash the potential of the Union" ran through the Chancellor's spending review like letters through a stick of rock.
The Chancellor’s Spending Review should have included more support for the creative industries, an entertainment and media union boss has said.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out the budgets for Whitehall departments against the grim economic backdrop of the coronavirus crisis.
Dramatic spending cuts or significant tax hikes will be needed for Rishi Sunak to bring the public finances back under control, experts have warned.
Millions of families on Universal Credit are facing “agonising uncertainty” after the Government’s spending review did not address calls for benefit increases to be extended, charities have warned.
A Foreign Office minister has resigned in protest against the Government’s decision to cut the overseas aid budget, branding the move “fundamentally wrong”.
Cutting Britain’s overseas aid budget risks causing 100,000 otherwise preventable deaths, former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell warned as Boris Johnson faced a growing Tory backlash.
The devastation caused by coronavirus will see the economy shrink by its largest amount for 300 years and Government borrowing reach levels previously unseen in peacetime.
A further £2.1 billion of taxpayers’ money has been allocated to covering private train company losses during the coronavirus pandemic.
A planned inflation shake-up will not be put in place before 2030.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked the Government for its “shameful and wrong” cuts to the foreign aid budget, as Boris Johnson faced intense criticism for reversing one of the pledges in his election manifesto.
The economic emergency caused by coronavirus has "only just begun", Rishi Sunak warned in his spending review as he announced plans to borrow a peacetime record of almost £400 billion to combat the worst recession in more than 300 years.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given his one-year Spending Review to the House of Commons.
Britain’s economy will suffer the biggest plunge in output for more than 300 years and government borrowing will balloon to a peacetime high of £394 billion, the fiscal watchdog has warned.
The amount of furlough money claimed by British employees slowed down over the last month, even as the Government extended the scheme until March next year and England went into a second lockdown.
The economic emergency caused by coronavirus has only just begun and there will be “lasting damage” to the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said as he set out his Spending Review.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is delivering his Spending Review in the House of Commons, laying bare the damage done by coronavirus to the economy and public finances.
Businesses claimed more than £849 million through the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August as customers bought more than 160 million meals, according to official figures.
The damage done by coronavirus to the economy and public finances will be laid bare as Chancellor Rishi Sunak sets out his plans for the next year.
The four devolved nations have now found a way to allow Christmas to happen.