Brexit, Boris and the Budget

Expectations could hardly have been lower going into the Conservative Party Conference. The Boris Johnson show promised to derail any carefully choreographed messaging from Number 10. The Tories themselves seemed desperately short of ideas, particularly following the radical ideas from Labour in Liverpool the previous week and Ministers ranging from Sam Gimyah to Liz TrussRead more

Hammond’s Budget: a sticking plaster for an NHS on life support

The Budget was foreshadowed by persistent calls from the medical royal colleges, health charities and NHS organisations to commit the government to greater funds and find a long-term sustainable funding solution for the NHS and social care. Despite irritating the Treasury with these demands, these calls have not fallen completely on deaf ears. The ChancellorRead more

The Autumn Budget 2017 Rumour Mill – What’s in and what’s out?

To add to a politically tumultuous 2017, in less than three weeks we have the second Budget of the year. The six months since the spring Budget have witnessed enormous political upheaval. The Conservatives have lost their majority, the Brexit negotiations are stuck in deadlock and the Prime Minster has been fundamentally weakened. The post-mortemRead more