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British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Rishi Sunak: British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he was previously Chief Secretary to the Treasury from July 2019 to February 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) since the 2015 general election.

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No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns [Video]

No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns

Britons will not be able to enjoy a "normal Christmas" this year due to a second wave of COVID-19, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday (November 22).

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Christmas is not going to be normal, says Chancellor [Video]

Christmas is not going to be normal, says Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says Christmas is "not going to be normal this year"but said it was "good news" England will soon be emerging from a month-longlockdown.

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Chancellor hints 10pm curfew is being reviewed [Video]

Chancellor hints 10pm curfew is being reviewed

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hinted that the Government will review the 10pmcurfew for pubs and restaurants – which was in place before nationalrestrictions were reintroduced. He told the BBC’S..

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How can Rishi Sunak plug the hole in public finances? [Video]

How can Rishi Sunak plug the hole in public finances?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is promising to put the public finances back on a“sustainable path” for the future as he prepares to unveil his first spendingreview.

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Sunak: Government getting on with delivering priorities [Video]

Sunak: Government getting on with delivering priorities

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted that the government is "getting on with delivering the people's priorities" during a visit to Silvertown in east London to promote freeports. Report by Blairm. Like..

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Chancellor lights candles outside Number 11 ahead of Diwali [Video]

Chancellor lights candles outside Number 11 ahead of Diwali

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has lit candles outside 11 Downing Street ahead of Diwali on Saturday. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Sunak: Virus rules have significant impact on economy [Video]

Sunak: Virus rules have significant impact on economy

The UK economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarterdespite posting a record bounceback in the summer, when many of therestrictions that had been placed on businesses to control..

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Chancellor: We've been 'responsive and flexible' to pandemic [Video]

Chancellor: We've been 'responsive and flexible' to pandemic

Rishi Sunak has defended his response to the coronavirus pandemic saying he aims to ensures his economic interventions align with health interventions. The Chancellor has been accused of being 'on the..

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak 'cautiously optimistic' about the UK [Video]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak 'cautiously optimistic' about the UK

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said there are 'reasons to be cautiously optimistic' as he reacted to Thursday's GDP figures. The UK economy grew by a record 15.5% in the third quarter but remains 8.2%..

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PM and Chancellor visit Tesco distribution centre [Video]

PM and Chancellor visit Tesco distribution centre

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak visited a Tesco distribution centre that has been working around the clock to keep shelves stocked and deliver food throughout the Covid..

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Rishi Sunak says financial services will enter a new chapter after leaving EU [Video]

Rishi Sunak says financial services will enter a new chapter after leaving EU

Rishi Sunak says that it is the 'start of a new chapter for financialservices' after of leaving the European Union.

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Sunak: It would be odd to not make changes to economic plan [Video]

Sunak: It would be odd to not make changes to economic plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it would be “odd” to not change the economic plan to reflect the current restrictions. His comments come as the government announced the furlough scheme would be..

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Dodds: The chancellor is "always a step behind" with coronavirus support [Video]

Dodds: The chancellor is "always a step behind" with coronavirus support

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds said the Chancellor is “always a stepbehind”, despite Rishi Sunak extending the furlough scheme until March 2021.She stated it was "the Chancellor’s fourth..

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Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme till March 2021 [Video]

Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme till March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the government is to extend the furlough scheme till March 2021. His comments come while updating MPs in the House of Commons on the UK economy during the..

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until March 2021 [Video]

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers a statement in the House of Commons on theGovernment's support for businesses once lockdown measures end in December.The jobs furlough scheme set up in the wake of the..

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Labour leader criticises Rishi Sunak ahead of England's second lockdown [Video]

Labour leader criticises Rishi Sunak ahead of England's second lockdown

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticised the Chancellor during a speech atthe CBI 2020 annual conference in London, days after it was announced Englandwould be going into a second lockdown. He warned..

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Starmer: PM and Chancellor failed throughout pandemic [Video]

Starmer: PM and Chancellor failed throughout pandemic

Labour leader Keir Starmer has accused the government of making a "catalogue of mistakes" throughout the pandemic, resulting in a loss of lives and livelihoods. Speaking at the annual CBI..

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Sunak declares himself a 'northern Chancellor' [Video]

Sunak declares himself a 'northern Chancellor'

Rishi Sunak has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that he is a "northern Chancellor" as heresponds to demands for a lockdown road map from a group of Northern Tory MPs.

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Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference [Video]

Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference

Boris Johnson holds a press conference regarding the coronavirus situation.The Prime Minister was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak who has announcedbillions of pounds of extra help for firms and..

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Labour gives its verdict on Sunak's financial measures [Video]

Labour gives its verdict on Sunak's financial measures

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said the government needed to be "far quicker" at delivering new financial measures for businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus areas to avoid "unnecessary economic..

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Rishi Sunak: Tier 2 firms eligible for cash grants [Video]

Rishi Sunak: Tier 2 firms eligible for cash grants

Chancelllor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that businesses in Tier 2areas will receive further financial support. He told MPs: “First, I amintroducing a new grant scheme for businesses..

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Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference' [Video]

Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference'

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the new financial measures he announced today for Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas will make "a significant difference" to jobs and businesses. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses [Video]

Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas which have been hit by the restrictions will be eligible for cash grants of up to £2,100 a month, a move which will..

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Bridget Phillipson: Employment support schemes 'have more holes than a Swiss cheese' [Video]

Bridget Phillipson: Employment support schemes 'have more holes than a Swiss cheese'

The chancellor’s employment support schemes “have more holes than a Swisscheese”, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Bridget Phillipson hasclaimed. Responding, Rishi Sunak told MPs that “we..

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Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester [Video]

Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the support given to Greater Manchester amid resistance from the region to accept Tier 3 restrictions to deal with rising Covid-19 cases. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages

Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.
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Rishi Sunak expected to increase tier 2 jobs support

The hospitality industry has described tier 2's restrictions as the "worst of all worlds".
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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak at odds over changes to pensions triple lock, report says

Changes to earnings during pandemic mean cost of state pensions could soar in coming years
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'Hard times are here,' says Rishi Sunak as UK enters deepest recession on record

'Many more people' will lose their jobs in coming months, says downbeat chancellor
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Rishi Sunak says he doesn't want to become next PM: 'Oh gosh, I don't have that desire'

'What we've said, in all cases, there won't be a return to austerity,' chancellor adds on government spending plans
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Coronavirus: UK 'will not hesitate' to add France to quarantine list

The government "will not hesitate to take action" and add more countries to its quarantine list, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said, when asked about speculation that France could follow Belgium, Andorra..
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Coronavirus news - live: UK ready to extend quarantine to France after more countries added and Rishi Sunak 'completely' rules out extending furlough scheme

Travellers returning to UK from Belgium, Andorra and Bahamas must now quarantine for 14 days after overnight announcement
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Chancellor heads to Scotland to fight independence as over a million companies receive government loans

SNP says Sunak should apologise to people in Scotland 'paying the price' for his party's Brexit policy
Independent - Published

Financial support for jobs and businesses must be Rishi Sunak's 'number one goal' even if UK debt worsens, says shadow chancellor

Exclusive: Anneliese Dodds urges chancellor to look to example of French and German schemes stretching years into the future
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak has 24 hours to backtrack on furlough scheme rollback and avoid unemployment spike, Labour warns

'One-size-fits-all' approach to withdrawal of furlough starting on Saturday will threaten jobs, warns shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Nearly 900,000 public sector workers to receive pay rise, Rishi Sunak says

Doctors and teachers given raise of around 3% in thanks for their sacrifices – but many NHS staff get nothing
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak spending big money to keep doomed businesses open would be 'complete folly', warns Ken Clarke

Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke warns of return of inflation and high interest rates, predicts 3 million unemployed by end of year
Independent - Published

'We can no longer be absent': Labour demand government take leading role in international response to coronavirus

Exclusive: Calling on Sunak and Raab to follow the example of Gordon Brown in 2008, shadow cabinet ministers warn: 'We used to step up to the plate, now we've stepped off the stage'
Independent - Published

Government accused of 'corrosive' lack of transparency over £30bn plan to save jobs

Rishi Sunak's 'plan for jobs' only contains just £10bn to £12bn of additional spending with another £10bn from cutbacks elsewhere, experts say
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: No help for workers excluded from government support, says chancellor

'It is not as if there is no support available,' Rishi Sunak says as he confirms self-employed people, freelancers and company directors will not be given a leg-up
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak looks to target rich with review of capital gains tax to fill budget black hole

Wealthy exploit tax avoidance to pay too little for sale of second homes, works of art and stocks and shares, critics say
Independent - Published

Chancellor 'to set up 10 deregulated freeports' in Brexit tax cut plans

Rishi Sunak reportedly planning to open bidding for towns, cities and regions to become designated zones where UK taxes and tariffs will not apply
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak is most popular chancellor since Gordon Brown

Chancellor's approval rating 'envy' of Westminster' says YouGov – but £10 meal deal is least popular mini-budget move
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak urged to reverse £1.3bn 'bung' to second homeowners and landlords

Little-noticed detail of emergency financial statement could save buy-to-let and holiday-home purchasers thousands of pounds
Independent - Published

HRMC says benefits of Rishi Sunak's job retention £1,000 bonus scheme 'highly uncertain'

Chief taxman tells chancellor he cannot approve the payments as 'value for money'
Independent - Published

First time buyers will be left 'worse off' by Rishi Sunak's stamp duty axe, think-tank warns

First time buyers will be left "worse off" by the scrapping of stamp duty for most purchases during the pandemic, a think-tank is suggesting.
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Outrage after Rishi Sunak serves food without wearing mask

'What the hell is Rishi Sunak doing clowning around in a restaurant without a mask?'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Brexit plans could face international legal challenge, letter reveals, as Sunak admits UK entering 'very significant recession'

Follow all the latest developments
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Rishi Sunak warns 'hardship lies ahead' and apologises to those left out of his mini-budget

Chancellor risks controversy claiming it would hurt workers to leave them 'just sitting there on furlough'
Independent - Published

UK Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an "eat out to help out" discount as part of wider measures.
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Rishi Sunak's mini-budget: what he said – and what he really meant

Our chief political commentator guesses at the chancellor's internal monologue as he delivered his 'summer economic update' speech
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The way out of the coronavirus crisis is clear: Rishi Sunak pays for everything forever

The chancellor's immunity to coronavirus is a lesson for us all. Just spend huge amounts of other people's money and you'll be invincible too
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak introduces £1,000 bonus per furloughed employee kept on

Businesses will be paid a £1,000 bonus for every furloughed employee they bring back to work, the chancellor has announced.
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak's emergency mini-budget at a glance, from stamp duty to meal vouchers

Here The Independent looks at some of the key announcements in the chancellor's update to MPs
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Rishi Sunak ditches plan to charge income tax on coronavirus tests in latest government u-turn

HM Revenue and Customs were planning to tax employees for tests as 'benefit in kind'
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak accused of 'staggering lack of self-awareness' over £180 smart mug

Chancellor poses with Bluetooth-enabled beaker costing more than a week's wages for young people on his new 'kickstart' fund
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Rishi Sunak to unveil £2bn youth unemployment scheme as devolved nations demand 'crucial' fiscal powers from Westminster

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Coronavirus: Chancellor under pressure to extend furlough scheme as he unveils £2bn plan for youth jobs

Rishi Sunak sets out Covid-19 economic recovery plan in statement to MPs
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak under fire over £1bn energy-efficiency plan after Tory manifesto pledged nine times as much

Cash is fraction of tens of billions being spent on a green recovery in Germany and France, campaigners warn
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak's hint at stamp duty cut risks bringing housing market to halt, warns think tank

Fears buyers will delay purchases in the hope of cutting their tax bill
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak to boost vacancies at job centre

Plan expected to be unveiled in 'mini-Budget' next week.
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Pity poor Rishi Sunak for being charged with delivering Boris Johnson's slogan 'build back greener'

The behaviour changes required by coronavirus and those needed for the climate emergency seem similar, but the analogy is flawed
Independent - Published

Lockdown: Rishi Sunak urges public to head back to pubs and restaurants to help save economy

Chancellor says UK needs to 'relearn what it's like to go out again'
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak must extend furlough arrangements in areas like Leicester with local lockdowns, Labour urges

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds to call for a 'jobs, jobs, jobs' economic plan from the government
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to set 'exceptionally high' bar for company bailouts in warning to corporate giants

'This is taxpayers' money. I shouldn't be sitting here trying to pick winners'
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'I can't wait to get back to the pub': Rishi Sunak puzzles Twitter with photo giving thumbs-up outside hardware store

Surreal post mocked, but not everyone's laughing: 'My dad will never go to a pub again because of multiple government failures,' writes one person, 'this self congratulatory tone is sickening'
Independent - Published

UK politics news – live: Priti Patel to give update on Reading terror attack, and Rishi Sunak urged to cut VAT

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Rishi Sunak plans emergency VAT cut in bid to rescue economy

Report says Treasury and HMRC officials to prepare options for reducing value-added tax
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak urged to consider four-day working week in response to pandemic

Exclusive: Signatories including John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas say 'shorter working time has been used throughout history as a way of responding to economic crises'
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UK borrowing soars to record high of £55bn in May

Moves to 'safely reopen our economy' will put public finances on better footing, says chancellor Rishi Sunak
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Britain urgently reviewing distancing rules, could ease quarantine

Britain is urgently reviewing its social distancing rule and might be able to relax quarantine for travellers to help its economy recover from a coronavirus crisis collapse, the country's finance..
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UK might be able to change quarantine rules for travellers: Sunak

Britain's government is looking at options for its two-week quarantine for people entering the country and might be able to make changes to the rules, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.
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Finance minister says Britain to urgently review distancing rule

Britain will urgently review its two-metre social distancing rule as it tries to help the economy recover from a 25% coronavirus crisis collapse, finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
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UK will look at two-meter distancing rule urgently: Sunak

Britain's government will review its two-meter social distancing rule as a matter of urgency as it tries to help the country's economy recover from a 25% collapse after the onset of the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson is in trouble inside and outside his own party

The prime minister's stock is falling, while Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are riding high
Independent - Published


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