UK Treasury

The Spring Budget: Everything You Need to Know

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Vikram Kumar Khosla

The Autumn budget will be an indicator of how well the economy is doing and we could see some more announcements being made. can also be dubbed the Brexit Budget because the likely impact from Article 50 and negotiations may change the way the Government does business.

Has The Treasury Got Something To Hide?

Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson

The Government has an obligation under the Public Sector Equality Duty to have due regard to the impact of its policies on equality. But they've not exactly been keen to make that a reality... The Treasury refused to send a Minister to answer the Committee's questions about equality impact, saying that individual Government departments were responsible for doing this analysis... do they have something to hide?

Here's How You Can Spot A Fake Pound Coin

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

The new 12-sided pound coin is due to come into circulation in 2017, designed using “cutting-edge technology” to make it harder to counterfeit. Sp...

The Reaction To The New £1 Coin Shows Just How Much People Hate Change

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

People have reacted with outrage and bewilderment at the new design for the pound coin, set to enter circulation in 2017. The new 12-sided coin will r...

The Sugar Tax Is Going to Cost Us All a Lot of Money

Brook Whelan | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Brook Whelan

We know what the inflationary impact of the UK sugar tax is. It is a massive £1 billion of additional national debt interest. We know this because the Guardian newspaper let this slip in one of their sub-headings a few weeks after the sugar tax was announced. People against Sugar Tax wrote to the Office for Budget Responsibility, and they confirmed this was the case. We were genuinely shocked at this astronomical figure.

Entering the EU Debate With Fluster and Squeal

Daniel Singleton | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

Every time there is any political debate, economics takes the front seat, and it's not just economics - it's the markets. We are told the markets don'...

The Treasury Paper - A Basis for Debate

John Watson | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

At long last the referendum battle seems to be joined. Until this week the points were all coming from the Brexit camp and the only riposte seem to b...

Dare to Be Different

Dan Corry | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

The May General Election debate surrounded the way the different parties might approach the public finances. There has always been disagreement on this topic but it was particularly fierce this time.

The Art of Procuring

John Watson | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Politics
John Watson

Try covering up a roof with not quite enough felt. Stretch it to cover the right edge and the left edge becomes uncovered. Pull that side up and a s...

Improvements in End of Life Care Must Be Funded, And 20,000 People Agree With Us

Nikki Hill | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Nikki Hill

At the height of the summer, Marie and I wrote an open letter to the Chancellor George Osborne urging him to include funding for improvements in end o...

Got A Swiss Bank Account? Osborne's 'Super-Tax' Is Coming For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics

Britons who have their money stored in Swiss bank accounts risk having their savings wiped out by HM Revenue & Customs in an unprecedented "super-tax"...

Here's A Very Good Reason Why You Should Go For A Drink Today

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Thousands of pubs, bars and restaurants will slash the price of food and drink by 7.5% today as part of a campaign to show the benefits of cutting VAT...

‘They May Take Our Lives, But They'll Never Take Our, Err, Lego?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition has been accused of being "patronising and stupid" for putting out a 12 point list on why Scots should vote to stay part of the United K...

Will Independence Leave Scots £5 Billion Better, Or Worse, Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could leave the country £5 billion better off in 15 years' time without having to raise taxes, according to its First Minister ...

MP Who Told Osborne To F**K Off Now Made His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new economic secretary to the Treasury in a surprise reshuffle prompted by Maria Miller stepping down as...

Scottish Independence Means 'Walking Out Of The UK Pound'

PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has dismissed the idea of a currency union with an independent Scotland as the UK Government moved to distance itself from damaging com...

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

It's Boris vs George

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Friends of Boris Johnson have sought to play down claims of a feud within the Conservatives amid suggestions the Mayor of London was the victim of a d...

How Much Did Cable Charge You To Train His Team For TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has spent nearly £11,000 since 2010 on media training for his junior ministers at the Department for Business and two senior civil servan...

Hodge Slams 'Two-Faced' Coalition Over Stopping Tax Dodgers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

Margaret Hodge has accused the "two-faced" coalition of not being "assertive" enough in its crack down on corporations avoiding tax. The Public Ac...

What Could Derail The Economic Recovery?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

The UK economy will return to its pre-recession peak within months but "abysmal" productivity levels could throw the recovery off track, according to ...

Why Is Salmond So Happy With The Treasury?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has welcomed the Treasury "starting to come to terms with reality" after pledging to honour all UK debts up to the date of Scotland's ind...

Osborne Launches His Great British Sell-Off

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of planning to "sell off the family silver" over new plans to pay down the budget deficit by potentially selling any o...

Andrew Tyrie: 'Bank Juggernauts Have Yet To Clean Up Their Act'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Big banks have yet to start cleaning up their act following a string of mis-selling scandals and controversies like the fixing of Libor lending rates,...

The Autumn Statement: Will Capping Welfare Help Vulnerable Families?

Dame Clare Tickell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Clare Tickell

If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.