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Success for the Chancellor as public sector borrowing falls by £200million

PUBLIC sector borrowing was down £200million to £8.7billion in November. Top economists had predicted the figure would soar to £9billion. A Treasury spokesman said:...

Government hands police £50million funding boost to tackle UK terrorism

HARD-stretched police forces are to get a £50million increase in funding to help the fight against terrorism. The extra cash will boost intelligence and surveillance...

Government to provide extra police funding to protect Brits from terrorism that killed 36 in the UK this year

Five attacks in London and Manchester this year darkened our spring and early summer. Thirty-six people died, ten of them children and teenagers. For those directly...

Chancellor Philip Hammond says Brexit transition deal will ‘replicate the status quo’ between EU trade partners

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond insisted today the UK’s business relationship with the EU would remain largely unchanged even after Brexit. He said the deal sought by the...

Phillip Hammond’s Budget housing plan ‘isn’t going to make a difference’, say home builders

PHILIP Hammond’s housing package was slammed yesterday as a failure by home builders – who said his measures won’t make “a fundamental difference”. National...

Official forecasts for Britain’s economy should be taken with a pinch of salt after a Budget overshadowed by the OBR’s gloomy outlook

THE official forecast for Britain’s economy may be gloomy but we really should take projections for poor growth with a pinch of salt. Who could forget the almost...

Staircase Tax on small business axed by Philip Hammond in victory for The Sun will save tens of thousands of firms £2,500 a year

THE Sun’s successful campaign to axe the Staircase Tax has handed tens of thousands of firms a £2,500 a year windfall. The small print of the Chancellor’s Budget...

Hammond delivered his first Budget for Sun Readers – and must not stop there

WHAT a turn-up for the Treasury books. Chancellor Philip Hammond has at last delivered a Budget for Sun readers. We have not been kind to his previous efforts. They...

Hammond delivered hist first Budget for Sun Readers – and must not stop there

WHAT a turn-up for the Treasury books. Chancellor Philip Hammond has at last delivered a Budget for Sun readers. We have not been kind to his previous efforts. They...

Businesses can raise a glass to a series of tax breaks as small firms set to pay £2.3BILLION less in tax

SMALL firms will pay £2.3billion less in tax after the Chancellor changed the way controversial business rates are calculated. Philip Hammond brought forward plans to...