budget 2018

What the Modi government’s last budget can do to help ordinary Indians

What the Modi government’s last budget can do to help ordinary Indians

Budget 2019, slated for Feb. 01, will be the last by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government, as India’s general elections are likely to be held…
Giveaway budget leaves low-paid women worse off

Giveaway budget leaves low-paid women worse off

Study by IPPR finds combination of tax cuts and benefits freeze has widened inequalityMillions of women in low-paid, part-time work will be among the main losers from tax and benefit changes that will
UK budget deficit hits three-year high in blow for Hammond

UK budget deficit hits three-year high in blow for Hammond

First reading since chancellor’s ‘gamble’ on future strength is a worrying sign, say analystsBritain’s budget deficit rose to the highest October level for three years, handing Philip Hammond
Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Ex-minister expected to make first speech from backbenches to support amendment to the finance billJo Johnson, the Conservative MP who resigned as a minister to back a second Brexit referendum, will
A Corbyn government, unlike New Labour, would tax the rich properly | Clive Lewis

A Corbyn government, unlike New Labour, would tax the rich properly | Clive Lewis

If we want to create a truly fair tax system, we need to target the top 5%. Our forebears didn’t, the Tories won’t – but we will For all the Tory hype, last month’s budget was extraordinarily thin for
A Corbyn government, unlike New Labour, would tax the rich properly | Clive Lewis

A Corbyn government, unlike New Labour, would tax the rich properly | Clive Lewis

If we want to create a truly fair tax system, we need to target the top 5%. Our forebears didn’t, the Tories won’t – but we will For all the Tory hype, last month’s budget was extraordinarily thin for
The inability to raise tax has become the British political disease | Polly Toynbee

The inability to raise tax has become the British political disease | Polly Toynbee

Paying more for public services is the irreducible choice that no politician dare put to the British peopleTelling truth to power in a democracy is quite easy, though power may not listen. But for
FOBTs: Hammond is 'placing bookmakers' jobs over gamblers' lives'

FOBTs: Hammond is 'placing bookmakers' jobs over gamblers' lives'

Nicky Morgan says decision to delay cut in maximum stakes could cost 300 extra lives The chancellor is prioritising jobs in the gambling industry over the lives of addicts by delaying a cut in maximum
UK won't be seen as 'reliable partner' for trade if it refuses to pay EU after no deal Brexit, Hammond says - Politics live

UK won't be seen as 'reliable partner' for trade if it refuses to pay EU after no deal Brexit, Hammond says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 7.03pm GMT 7.02pm GMT This is from HuffPost’s Paul Waugh.
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Budget tax on landlords could cost them £13,000

Budget tax on landlords could cost them £13,000

Changes could mean shock for owners who have rented out homes when they come to sellThousands of “accidental landlords” could be clobbered with much higher tax bills when they come to sell their
Why can’t the Treasury be honest and say what the budget really means to you? | Patrick Collinson

Why can’t the Treasury be honest and say what the budget really means to you? | Patrick Collinson

We need a straightforward breakdown of how new tax rates will affect the publicAlmost every year the most-read story on the Guardian website on budget day is “What it means to you”. Readers want to
Why can’t the Treasury be honest and say what the budget really means to you? | Patrick Collinson

Why can’t the Treasury be honest and say what the budget really means to you? | Patrick Collinson

We need a straightforward breakdown of how new tax rates will affect the publicAlmost every year the most-read story on the Guardian website on budget day is “What it means to you”. Readers want to
Are you caught in the 60% tax trap?

Are you caught in the 60% tax trap?

Budget changes will hit those earning between £50,000 and £60,000 with childrenThis week’s budget promised an income tax giveaway next year worth nearly £3bn, as the chancellor raised thresholds for
FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

Tracey Crouch ‘furious’ over private meeting between culture secretary and Philip DaviesThe sports minister Tracey Crouch resigned because she believed pro-gambling MP Philip Davies successfully went
Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb

Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb

Tracey Crouch launched review that cut fixed-odds betting terminal stakes from £100 maximum to £2Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned in protest at the government’s “unjustifiable” refusal to
The Brexit budget and Merkel's long goodbye – Politics Weekly podcast

The Brexit budget and Merkel's long goodbye – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Matt Whittaker, Ryan Shorthouse and Anushka Asthana to discuss this week’s budget. Also this week: Jon Henley assesses Angela Merkel’s legacyPhilip Hammond announced this
Tax system overhaul will be needed to fund NHS, says thinktank

Tax system overhaul will be needed to fund NHS, says thinktank

Chancellor told he is gambling with public finances and will be unable to balance books Philip Hammond has been told Britain needs to overhaul the tax system to raise more money for the NHS after
Police to sue government unless it backs down over cuts

Police to sue government unless it backs down over cuts

Chiefs seek order for climbdown on extra £420m pensions billPolice chiefs in England and Wales will take legal action in the high court against the government unless it backs down on plans to deduct
Philip Hammond's budget may just be too good to be true

Philip Hammond's budget may just be too good to be true

IFS among those warning the chancellor he could come to regret his ‘gamble’Napoleon once said it was better for generals to be lucky than good, and by that score, Theresa May picked well when she