Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.
With an election ahead and finances stretched to capacity, the prime minister has a difficult balancing act to strike.
Swingeing cuts especially to infrastructure spending after 2025 give Labour some choices to make.
The OBR’s official inflation forecasts include economists’ expectations, but what about yours?
Affordability is a question of political and policy priorities. If we want a fair and adequate social security system, we cannot continue cutting the resources of those who already have the least.
Only months into the job, Prime Minister Liz Truss is on her way out already, leaving her government in search of a new leader and a way to regain public trust.
The UK government has not made things easy for businesses recently.
UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s emergency budget announcement has calmed the market initially but experts see continued challenges.
Conservative MPs vote in the first round and members in the second.
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt is concerned that the U-turn on vaccine mandates for NHS staff will make it harder to implement them in the future.
Two leadership experts weigh up the characteristics of the Conservative Party leadership hopefuls.
One is a lion and the other a fox, but a successful leader must be both.
Why the UK should follow the US lead in plans to issue an annual certificate of Hong Kong’s autonomy.
In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.
Scotland is eyeing another independence referendum and now Wales wants in on the act. England feels left behind and Northern Ireland is at the centre of the Brexit impasse. Things aren’t fine.
Accusations of skullduggery abound, and these findings won’t help matters.
Conservative members will now vote on which of the two candidates will become their party leader – and the prime minister.
Brexit will inevitably dominate this campaign, but the next prime minister also needs positions on austerity, party unity and how to actually survive in parliament.
Party members who support the former London mayor’s leadership bid describe themselves as very right wing, even by Conservative standards.
Jeremy Hunt says he will making press freedom a priority. Good for him There are a few things he can do immediately.