Economy

The government’s Christmas Eve announcement that it will relax immigration rules for care workers - to bolster a sector double hit by the pandemic and Brexit and left struggling to keep and attract staff – has been denounced as “a sneaky admission of failure” by the Labour party. High vacancy rates and staff turnover is being exacerbated by the Omicron...

Damaged PM dithers and delays over new Covid curbs for England...

Boris Johnson’s authority has been so weakened by recent events that he appears willing to gamble the nation’s health service and people’s lives in order to appease right wing Tory tabloids and his own backbench MPs. The embattled prime minister’s...

Sunak ‘missing in action’ as interest rates rise and businesses battle against inflation and...

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak is under fire for being “missing in action” in California while British businesses battle against the Omicron variant’s devastating impact on Christmas spending...

Fact-checking 4 Biden claims about the economy

President Joe Biden has spoken regularly about the economy in the past month -- trying at once to reassure Americans about inflation, draw attention to job growth and earn...

Markets fall after Moderna boss admits vaccine fears; military to assist ‘jab army’ in...

The London FTSE 100 index has fallen further following concerns raised about the effectiveness of Covid vaccines against the new Omicron variant. The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Moderna has predicted...

No 10 denies PM is ‘unwell’ after Peppa Pig gag-gaffe – the porkie that...

The prime minister of the United Kingdom is not unwell, according to a statement from his spokesperson who insists Boris Johnson  “is focused on the issues that we face as we come up to...

A ‘new age of optimism’ or a budget for ‘bankers on short-haul flights sipping...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the UK economy is entering a “new age of optimism” as he delivered a budget that Labour said only benefitted “bankers on short haul flights sipping champagne”. Sunak said the government’s...

Sunak reveals £26bn Budget pledges and rejects need for Covid plan B despite top...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced almost £26 billion of public spending commitments ahead of Wednesday’s (October 27) budget and spending review. Strong investment in public services, business support and help for working families will be...

UK’s carbon-zero plan for 440,000 jobs and £90bn investment; PM’s £400m deal with Bill...

The UK’s plan to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 will “secure” 440,000 green jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in private investment, according to ministers. With the start of Cop26 in Glasgow less than two...

UK warns EU of ‘historic misjudgement’ on eve of pivotal talks – trade war...

The UK has issued a warning to the EU over the future of Northern Ireland at the start of a pivotal week of talks between Brexit minister Lord David Frost and Maroš Šefčovič, vice...