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UK's Javid woos voters with £20 billion more a year on infrastructure spending

British finance minister Sajid Javid said a new Conservative government would spend up to 20 billion pounds ($25.7 billion)more each year on road, rail and other infrastructure projects, and there..
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Boris Johnson spared humiliating spotlight on government debt after watchdog blocked from releasing new figures

Chancellor Sajid Javid facing criticism for refusing to release the usual autumn forecasts
Independent - Published

UK finance minister promises tax cuts to voters

Britain's finance minister Sajid Javid said there would be room for tax cuts under new fiscal rules he outlined on Thursday, five weeks before a snap election.
Reuters - Published

General election: Sajid Javid vows to unleash extra spending on public services in major policy shift

Chancellor says goverment will reassess rules again if borrowing costs rise
Independent - Published

UK's Javid says would spend up to 3% of GDP on infrastructure

British finance minister Sajid Javid said a new Conservative government would introduce a fiscal rule allowing it to spend billions of pounds more on infrastructure up to 3% of annual economic output.
Reuters - Published

UK election: Parties clash over investment

John McDonnell pledges billions for schools and hospitals - but Chancellor Sajid Javid calls the proposals a "fantasy".
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Sajid Javid compares Labour to 'anti-vaxxers' over economy

Chancellor seeking to get on the front foot after a bruising few days for the Tories
Independent - Published

Aspiring British finance ministers trade blows over future of the economy

British finance minister Sajid Javid will try to convince voters on Thursday that only the governing Conservative Party can be trusted with the future of the economy, painting the opposition Labour..
Reuters - Published

Sajid Javid condemns magazine column suggesting Muslim people should be deterred from voting

Piece in Spectator was also criticised as unfunny and not worth writing by magazine's own assistant editor
Independent - Published

New economic figures expected to strike blow to government ahead of election

Sajid Javid under fire for refusing to release forecasts on slowing economy - now independent office for budget responsibility will go ahead anyway
Independent - Published

UK Conservatives to seek election again and again if lawmakers reject poll

Britain's governing Conservatives will ask parliament again and again to back an early general election if lawmakers fail to support a snap poll in a vote on Monday, finance minister Sajid Javid said..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson will push 'zombie parliament' into voting for election until they cave in, says Javid

Labour could scupper vote without 'further legislation' to ensure no deal off the table
Independent - Published

UK's Javid scraps November 6 budget plan over Brexit delay, election call

British finance minister Sajid Javid has postponed his first budget statement which he had been due to give on Nov. 6 because of delays to Brexit and the government's attempts to call an early..
Reuters - Published

UK's Javid sees BoE governor appointment this autumn: ITV

The appointment process for the next governor of the Bank of England is on track and an appointment will be made this autumn, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Agreeing Brexit deal 'self-evidently' in UK's economic interest: finance minister

Agreeing the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "self-evidently" in the interest of Britain's economy, finance minister Sajid Javid said in a letter published on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Thousands of small businesses at risk amid 'unprecedented' confidence slump since Brexit vote

Sajid Javid urged to make 'radical interventions' to avoid 'a very bleak winter'
Independent - Published

UK Brexit plan has 'decent chance' in key vote on Saturday: Javid

Britain's new Brexit deal has a "decent chance" of clearing parliament on Saturday and the alternative is to leave the European Union in two weeks' time without anything to soften the economic shock,..
Reuters - Published

Budget to be held in November, government announces

Boris Johnson's government will announce a new budget on 6 November, Sajid Javid has said.
Independent - Published

UK's Javid expected to delay budget until after October 31: Financial Times

British finance minister Sajid Javid's first budget is expected to be delayed until after Oct. 31, due to uncertainty about Britain's exit from the European Union, the Financial Times reported..
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Cost of no deal Brexit pales in comparison to political damage of not leaving: UK finance minister

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday the cost of a no deal Brexit paled in comparison to the political costs of not leaving the European Union on Oct. 31.
Reuters - Published

Conservative conference: National living wage to rise and be available to more people, Sajid Javid announces

Hourly rate to hit 66 per cent of median average and could be worth extra £4,000 to 4 million workers by 2024, says Treasury
Independent - Published

'I don't think anyone really knows': Tory chancellor Sajid Javid admits he cannot say how much no-deal Brexit will cost

The Chancellor says no-one "really knows" how much crashing out of the EU will cost the country – undermining repeated ministerial claims that the damage will be minimal and short-term.
Independent - Published

UK can leave the EU on October 31 without a deal, Javid says

The United Kingdom can leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal despite a law which demands the prime minister ask for a Brexit delay if there is no agreement, finance minister Sajid Javid..
Reuters - Published

UK taking a careful look at the Brexit delay law: Javid says

The British government should obey the law but is taking a careful look at one which forces the prime minister to ask for a Brexit delay if a deal is not struck with the European Union by Oct. 19,..
Reuters - Published

UK can take advantage of low interest rates to invest in infrastructure - Javid

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday the country could take advantage of record low interest rates to borrow to invest in infrastructure.
Reuters - Published

Sajid Javid accused of 'tinkering around edges' with key infrastructure plans

Over £200m will be earmarked for bus services, including £50m for the UK's first all-electric bus town
Independent - Published

UK's Sajid Javid to unveil 16.6 billion pound 'no-deal guarantee': Daily Mail

British finance minister Sajid Javid will unveil a 16.6 billion pound ($20.40 billion) "no-deal guarantee" to make up for a shortfall in European Union grants to British businesses, universities and..
Reuters - Published

Sajid Javid struggles to find anyone to talk to at EU meeting in excruciating footage

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PM Johnson will go to EU to seek a deal, not a Brexit delay: finance minister

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not ask for a Brexit delay at an EU summit next month, but will instead press to secure a deal to smooth Britain's..
Reuters - Published

UK election must not delay Brexit from Oct. 31: Javid

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday that the government could strike a renegotiated Brexit deal with Brussels and get it through parliament before Oct. 31, despite the prospect of an..
Reuters - Published

UK Brexit 'surrender bill' means election now needed: Javid

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday that legislation to delay Brexit which is now set to clear parliament was a "surrender bill" and meant the country would have to hold a national..
Reuters - Published

UK's Javid ramps up spending as election talk mounts

British finance minister Sajid Javid said he was "turning the page on austerity" as he promised the biggest spending increases in 15 years, a move widely seen as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
Reuters - Published

Sajid Javid announces 'end of austerity' with biggest public spending boost for 15 years

A 4.1 per cent hike, worth £13.8bn in 2020-21, is biggest since 2002 - but Labour calls it 'a sham'
Independent - Published

UK finance minister Javid says he is 'turning the page on austerity'

British finance minister Sajid Javid said he was "turning the page on austerity" as he began a speech announcing spending increases for the first financial year after Britain's scheduled exit from the..
Reuters - Published


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