Chancellor Rishi Sunak was accused of believing “nurses are worth less now” than before the Covid-19 pandemic, amid pressure for NHS workers to receive a 15% pay rise.
There are significant risks to the Government’s spending plans laid out in last week’s Budget by failing to cost up any post-pandemic spending beyond March next year, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has said.
A Budget triple whammy of tax hikes, allowance freezes and pay changes means an NHS worker could be more than £300 worse off over the next two years, according to Labour.
The Government is being challenged by the organisation representing NHS Trusts in England over its defence of a controversial 1% pay offer to health workers.
A leading union has warned of industrial action amid mounting anger over the Government’s recommendation of a 1% pay rise for nurses and other health workers.
The Government is facing a furious backlash after calling for NHS staff in England to be restricted to a pay rise of just 1%.
Boris Johnson's "levelling up" plan could see Aberdeen, Dundee and the Highlands handed millions of pounds in extra cash.
Work on reforming funding of social care has been set back by the pandemic, despite Boris Johnson promising he had a plan ready to go when he became Prime Minister in July 2019 – months before coronavirus struck.
Rishi Sunak has been warned that his plans to address the UK’s battered public finances following the coronavirus crisis “do not look deliverable” without “considerable pain”.
The allocation of £1 billion funding to mainly Conservative seats will look “fishy” to the public, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer claimed.
Boris Johnson revealed his ancestors were bakers from Darlington as he visited the North East of England to talk about his levelling up agenda.
Labour has accused the Chancellor of failing patients due to planned cuts to day-to-day spending in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).
Rishi Sunak has revealed he enjoyed a stuffed crust pizza for his post-Budget dinner.
The biggest tax-raising Budget for 28 years has made the Chancellor look less like “Santa Sunak” and “more like Scrooge Sunak”, according to an economic think tank.
The extended cut to stamp duty for house-buyers south of the border will not be replicated in Scotland, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has confirmed.
It is “too early” to say whether the Government can support rolling out vaccine passports while a review is under way, the Chancellor has said.
The Government has yet to devise a solution to the social care crisis despite Boris Johnson saying he had a “clear plan” when he became Prime Minister, the Chancellor has suggested.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted that freezing income tax thresholds is a “progressive” form of taxation amid warnings that he needs to do more to tackle the sluggish growth in living standards.
Rishi Sunak has “big questions still to answer” with analysis suggesting more needs to be done to tackle the sluggish growth in living standards and a further potential squeeze on the public sector.
Rishi Sunak has vowed to build a “fairer and more just” country in the memory of those who lost their lives to coronavirus, after setting out plans to begin repairing the nation’s finances after the pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has rejected claims that he has concentrated support in his Budget on Tory-supporting areas.
With all the demands on Rishi Sunak in this Budget, the Chancellor certainly did not forget the north-east and support for the Aberdeen economy.
A new £300million recovery package for sport in England was announced by the Government on Wednesday as Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget in the House of Commons.
British households and businesses will shoulder the biggest tax burden since the 1960s after Rishi Sunak set out plans to begin repairing the nation’s finances after the coronavirus crisis.
Rishi Sunak has delivered a Budget which set out billions of extra spending to help the economy through the coronavirus crisis – but then massive tax hikes to pay for it.
The “storm clouds of austerity are on the horizon” following the Chancellor’s Budget, Kate Forbes has said.
Rishi Sunak arrived in the Commons carrying what surely must have been the lightest red box in Budget history.
Moving hundreds of Treasury jobs to Darlington proves the area deserves a place “at the top table of Government”, a senior North East Tory has said.
The Chancellor’s decision to freeze personal tax thresholds will create a “fiscal drag”, bringing 1.3 million people into the tax system, the fiscal watchdog has said.
Taxes are likely to reach their “highest sustained level in history” as the Government seeks to repair the damage to the public finances caused by the coronavirus crisis, a leading economist warned.