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.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he wants to provide “breathing space” for businesses struggling during the pandemic by giving them more time to make the first repayment on Government support loans.
Stamp duty rules should be reformed in the Budget to help boost the supply of homes to rent, landlords have urged.
There is a risk that people will not self-isolate when they catch Covid-19 if relaxations of lockdown rules are not joined up with improved sick pay, MPs have been told.
Rishi Sunak has insisted further economic support is coming in response to Covid-19, although he remained tight-lipped on the detail when challenged by MPs.
Rishi Sunak has told MPs that “mums everywhere” are owed a debt of thanks for “juggling childcare and work” during lockdown.
Britain’s unemployment rate has soared to its highest level for more than four years as official figures showed more than 200,000 workers lost their jobs in the three months to November.
This week’s budget will help Scotland to “recover and renew” from the Covid-19 pandemic, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has said.
Universal Credit has driven hundreds of thousands of families into poverty and to foodbanks, Scottish welfare charities claim.
Scotch whisky bosses are calling on Rishi Sunak to give the industry a boost and slash spirits duty in his March budget.
Rishi Sunak has been urged to bail out struggling fish exporters who have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds in sales due to Brexit red tape.
A row has erupted between the UK and Scottish Governments over funding for hospitality after it emerged the north-east could receive no fresh money.
Rishi Sunak has been left red-faced after Treasury officials wrongly announced £375 million of "additional" coronavirus support cash for Scotland.
The hospitality sector will take up to two years to begin its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry spokesman claims.
This week - for the first time in months - people have had a genuine sense of hope.
Regarding the story about Old Aberdeen Medical Practice (OAMP). Dreadful news.