Economy

Boris Johnson has brushed off talk of an impending crisis with the EU and Northern Ireland, saying he is “not worried” it will overshadow this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall and believes a solution is “easily doable”’ As world leaders arrive in the UK, the EU said its patience is “wearing very, very thin” in negotiations to try and resolve...

Sunak hails historic G7 global tech tax deal – protestors ready...

Finance ministers of the G7 countries have signed a deal to make tech giants and multinationals pay a minimum global corporation tax for the first time. Chancellor Rishi Sunak hailed the “historic” agreement - which forces the world’s biggest companies...

One million households fear losing their home as eviction ban ends

One million households in fear losing their homes as England’s eviction ban ended on Monday with warnings from Shelter that homelessness is set to rise “significantly”. The temporary ban on...

Wales to launch universal basic income scheme

Wales is launching the UK’s first universal basic income (UBI) pilot scheme, first minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The policy will “see whether the promises that basic income hold out...

FDF calls on embattled PM to resolve Brexit food crisis – UK exports to...

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on Boris Johnson to restart talks with the EU and sort out the food exports crisis that has seen sales of...

Vaccine passports risk ‘two tier nation of division’, while PM issues Easter warning

Boris Johnson has warned vaccinated people not to meet up indoors this Easter because the jabs “are not 100% effective”. The prime minister’s video message comes as politicians across party divides are uniting to oppose...

US threatens UK with 25% tariff hike in digital tech tax row

The US is threatening to impose up to 25% tariffs on UK exports as retaliation in a row over a digital services tax that has hit US tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook. UK...

Budget 2021 – £65n boost for business but focus is biggest tax hikes for...

Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor with a further £65 billion boost for businesses and workers hit by the pandemic, but the focus has been on the biggest tax rises for half...

Sunak set to extend furlough while PM spends £100k to refurbish flat

Rishi Sunak is set to announce the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September in with the chancellor pledging to use the “full firepower” at his disposal to protect jobs. The chancellor...

Johnson declares ‘the end is in sight’ while Sage says at least 32,000 more...

Boris Johnson has laid out England’s exit from lockdown, declaring “the end is in sight” on the day the UK passed 129,498 deaths of people with Covid-19. The prime minister’s “cautious but also irreversible” road...