Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a boost after official figures showed an improvement in the public finances.
A cross-party group of senior backbench MPs has launched a bid to allow Parliament to decide what kind of Brexit deal should be negotiated in an expected extension of talks with Brussels.
Scotland’s Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes last night claimed the Chancellor’s Spring Statement offers “no clarity” on funding for Scotland.
It is “certain” that MPs will vote on Thursday to authorise Theresa May to seek a delay to Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.
Britain faces higher unemployment and rising prices unless a Brexit deal is agreed to lift the cloud hanging over the economy, Philip Hammond has said.
Google and Facebook’s stranglehold over the £14 billion digital advertising market will be examined by the UK competition watchdog amid concerns over the dominance of technology giants.
Police will get a £100 million cash injection to tackle the knife crime crisis, the Chancellor has announced.
Philip Hammond has pleaded with MPs to back a Brexit deal to lift the “cloud of uncertainty” hanging over the economy as the Budget watchdog slashed this year’s growth forecast.
The Chancellor is to unveil plans for a £200 million investment in cutting-edge scientific research when he delivers his Spring Statement on Wednesday.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has rebuked demands by Philip Hammond that police should shift existing resources into tackling knife crime rather than expect more funding.
One of Britain’s most senior police officers has demanded “harsh” sentences for criminals caught carrying knives as the country’s stabbings death toll continues to rise.
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s demand that police shift existing resources into tackling knife crime rather than expect more funding has been branded “an insult”, as the country’s stabbings death toll continues to rise.
Ministers are facing demands to spell out which tariffs the Government will cut in the event of a no-deal Brexit ahead of next week’s crunch Commons vote.
Philip Hammond has described the prospect of a no-deal Brexit as “unlikely”, as he cautioned MPs over the “likely shock” of such an outcome.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been given a boost after official figures showed the Government recorded its largest January budget surplus last month, as the Treasury enjoyed a bumper haul of tax receipts.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned that the UK’s relationship with China “has not been made simpler” by Gavin Williamson’s plan to send the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier to the Pacific.
Philip Hammond will not visit China this weekend amid reports that Beijing pulled out of trade talks after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific.
Bill Gates has suggested internet giants cannot be expected to pay more tax than they are legally required to and it will take public and political will to increase their contribution.
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s goal of eliminating the budget deficit and balancing the books has “no credibility” and should be abandoned, MPs have said.
Philip Hammond will have to spend billions of pounds extra if he truly wants to end austerity, an economic think tank has said.
The UK may seek to delay leaving the EU “by a couple of weeks” in order to get Brexit legislation through Parliament, Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has suggested.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has piled fresh pressure on Theresa May by declining to rule out quitting if the UK went through with a no-deal Brexit.
Pressure has mounted on the Prime Minister to rule out a no-deal Brexit after Amber Rudd hinted she could resign from the Government to stop the UK crashing out of the EU without an agreement.
Pressure has mounted on the Prime Minister to rule out a no-deal Brexit after Amber Rudd repeatedly refused to say if she would resign from Government to stop the UK crashing out of the EU without an agreement.
Theresa May has come under increased pressure to rule out a no-deal Brexit, as manufacturing giant Airbus warned it could lead to “very harmful” consequences for the UK.
Chancellor Philip Hammond told business leaders that a no-deal Brexit could be “taken off the table” and Article 50 “rescinded”, according to a transcript of a leaked conference call.
The Government will waive VAT on the X Factor winner’s single and donate the money to charity for the eighth year in a row, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.
The oil and gas sector is bracing for the “extensive impact” of changes to off-payroll working rules announced in the chancellor’s budget, according to a tax expert.
Widening tax gap could see higher-earners declaring their income south of the border, Sturgeon warned
Nicola Sturgeon has been warned the widening tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK risks higher-earners declaring their income south of the border.
This was the chancellor’s final scheduled Budget before Brexit, delivered exactly five months to the day before the UK leaves the EU.
The UK Government will now begin formal negotiations on a Moray Growth Deal, the chancellor has confirmed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an additional £1billion for defence spending in the Budget.