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Rishi Sunak

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 served as Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Chancellor Sajid Javid from July 2019 to February 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since the 2015 general election.

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Sunak: ‘Endlessly extending furlough’ isn’t the right thing [Video]

Sunak: ‘Endlessly extending furlough’ isn’t the right thing

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he won’t pretend it will be possible for people to return to the job they had as statistics show that around 695,000 UK workers have been removed from the payrolls of..

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Chancellor: Tax rumours are "pure speculation" [Video]

Chancellor: Tax rumours are "pure speculation"

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said rumours about possible tax hikes is "pure speculation" that he would not comment on, returning focus instead to the Kickstart scheme launching today, which will fund..

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Chancellor launches Kickstart job scheme [Video]

Chancellor launches Kickstart job scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak launches the Kickstart scheme, which will provide 6 month work placements to 18-24 year olds on state benefits, during an event in Canary Wharf, London today. Report by Connerv...

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Sadiq Khan calls on Government to extend furlough scheme [Video]

Sadiq Khan calls on Government to extend furlough scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calls on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to followFrance and Germany and entend the furlough scheme, or "hundreds of thousands"of Londoners face losing their job.

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Sunak on Brexit talks: ‘There remain gaps’ on big issues [Video]

Sunak on Brexit talks: ‘There remain gaps’ on big issues

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government is making “good progress” on Brexit deal negotiations with the European Union ahead of the December 31st deadline but adds that “there remain gaps on a..

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Sunak: We want to ‘provide fairness’ for school students [Video]

Sunak: We want to ‘provide fairness’ for school students

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government wants to provide “as much fairness as possible” for school students receiving their GCSE and A-level grades at a “very difficult time for young..

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Chancellor confirms 'hard times are here' as UK plunges into economic recession [Video]

Chancellor confirms 'hard times are here' as UK plunges into economic recession

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that the ONS figures confirm that "hard times arehere" as Britain officially entered into the largest recession on record. Thefigures showed the coronavirus pandemic sent..

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‘Hard times are here’ as UK falls into recession [Video]

‘Hard times are here’ as UK falls into recession

The UK has fallen into recession for the first time in 11 years after the coronavirus crisis saw the economy contract by a record 20.4% between April and June. Chancellor Rishi Sunak says today’s..

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Government’s plan for jobs aims to give public ‘fresh hope’ [Video]

Government’s plan for jobs aims to give public ‘fresh hope’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that the government’s plan for jobs aims to give the British public “new opportunities and fresh hope during an unquestionably difficult time”. Report by Patelr...

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Sunak asked whether France could be next on quarantine list [Video]

Sunak asked whether France could be next on quarantine list

Rishi Sunak has said that the government “keep everything under constant review” when asked whether France could be added to the UK’s quarantine list. France has seen a spike in coronavirus cases..

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Sunak: ‘We all want to see these crossings reduced’ [Video]

Sunak: ‘We all want to see these crossings reduced’

Rishi Sunak has said that he “sympathises with people’s frustrations” at seeing migrant boats crossing the English Channel. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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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
Independent - Published

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.
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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'

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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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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'
Independent - Published

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'
Independent - Published

'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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Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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'
Independent - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
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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

Britain's Sunak picks ex-official Hughes to head budget watchdog

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday he had picked Richard Hughes, a former senior official at Britain's Treasury and the International Monetary Fund, as the next head of the country's..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Alok Sharma held 'socially distanced' meeting with Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak before falling ill to suspected Covid-19

Business secretary Alok Sharma had a meeting with Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak shortly before falling ill with suspected coronavirus on Wednesday, but the talks in No 10's cabinet room were..
Independent - Published


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