Philip Hammond today placed a package of measures intended to address the UK’s housing crisis at the heart of a significant giveaway Budget delivered against a backdrop of significant downgrades in the broader economic outlook.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, today placed a package of measures intended to address the UK’s housing crisis at the heart of a giveaway Budget delivered against a backdrop of significant downgrades in the broader economic outlook. Previous criticisms of Hammond have often centred on a supposed lack of political antennae. Today he has tried toRead more
WA’s digest of the key energy sector policies and opportunities within the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.
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With the Government just about being propped up with potential DUP support, May can’t afford to push through as much legislation as she would like. Power is shifting from the chamber to the corridors and the non-legislative measures matter just as much as the new bills. We’ve created a one page cheat sheet to getRead more
The government’s legislative programme for the next two years was announced at the Queen’s Speech a short time ago. The unusually extended (two year) parliamentary session testifies to the size of the Brexit task, with complex and controversial legislation demanding extra time and careful scheduling to move through Parliament. The speech itself had been delayedRead more
Theresa May’s new cabinet is perhaps not exactly what she was hoping it would be. Pre-election speculation had indicated that May was keen to make some significant changes – including perhaps changing her Chancellor. Now in a significantly weaker position, she’s had little choice but to keep most of her cabinet in place. With theRead more
Theresa May has clung on, for now. There is no doubt that the snap election has backfired massively, and the Prime Minister has now found herself in the humiliating position of having to strike a deal with the DUP having lost her majority. Today’s result serves to increase the possibility of another election before BritainRead more