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British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Rishi Sunak: British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rishi Sunak is a British multi-millionaire and politician who has served as Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he stands at a height of five feet two inches. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since the 2015 general election.

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Sunak declares himself a 'northern Chancellor' [Video]

Sunak declares himself a 'northern Chancellor'

Rishi Sunak has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that he is a "northern Chancellor" as heresponds to demands for a lockdown road map from a group of Northern Tory MPs.

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Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference [Video]

Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference

Boris Johnson holds a press conference regarding the coronavirus situation.The Prime Minister was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak who has announcedbillions of pounds of extra help for firms and..

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Labour gives its verdict on Sunak's financial measures [Video]

Labour gives its verdict on Sunak's financial measures

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said the government needed to be "far quicker" at delivering new financial measures for businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus areas to avoid "unnecessary economic..

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Rishi Sunak: Tier 2 firms eligible for cash grants [Video]

Rishi Sunak: Tier 2 firms eligible for cash grants

Chancelllor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that businesses in Tier 2areas will receive further financial support. He told MPs: “First, I amintroducing a new grant scheme for businesses..

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Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference' [Video]

Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference'

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the new financial measures he announced today for Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas will make "a significant difference" to jobs and businesses. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses [Video]

Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas which have been hit by the restrictions will be eligible for cash grants of up to £2,100 a month, a move which will..

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Bridget Phillipson: Employment support schemes 'have more holes than a Swiss cheese' [Video]

Bridget Phillipson: Employment support schemes 'have more holes than a Swiss cheese'

The chancellor’s employment support schemes “have more holes than a Swisscheese”, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Bridget Phillipson hasclaimed. Responding, Rishi Sunak told MPs that “we..

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Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester [Video]

Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the support given to Greater Manchester amid resistance from the region to accept Tier 3 restrictions to deal with rising Covid-19 cases. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street for Treasury Questions [Video]

Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street for Treasury Questions

Chancellor Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street for the House of Commons where he will face Treasury Questions amid criticism over the government's financial support package for Covid affected..

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Chancellor warns second national lockdown would cause ‘permanent damage’ [Video]

Chancellor warns second national lockdown would cause ‘permanent damage’

Rishi Sunak has warned a second national lockdown would create “significantdamage” to people’s lives and livelihoods. The Chancellor took a firm stanceagainst a nationwide shutdown, claiming such..

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PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up [Video]

PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

All you need to know as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19restrictions alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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Sunak: Localised lockdown regions to be given extra funding [Video]

Sunak: Localised lockdown regions to be given extra funding

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced authorities under localised lockdowns will receive half a billion pounds to help with enforcement and compliance of new measures, and contact tracing. Report by..

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Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced [Video]

Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has reaffirmed the Government'sobjectives of providing financial support during the next round of Covid-19restrictions.

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Northern leaders call for more cash to cope with looming lockdowns [Video]

Northern leaders call for more cash to cope with looming lockdowns

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says that accepting Chancellor RishiSunak’s latest financial support package would be to “surrender” people tohardship in the run up to Christmas. Speaking..

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Sir Keir Starmer criticises the Government on Covid-19 U-turns [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer criticises the Government on Covid-19 U-turns

The Labour leader has accused Boris Johnson’s Government of “serialincompetence” when dealing with the pandemic, when speaking at a Co-operativeParty virtual conference. With new restrictions..

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Government to pay two thirds of employees’ wages if businesses forced to shut [Video]

Government to pay two thirds of employees’ wages if businesses forced to shut

The Government will pay two thirds of the wages of staff in pubs, restaurantsand other businesses if they are forced to close under new coronavirusrestrictions, the Chancellor has announced. Rishi..

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Chancellor announces new job protection measures [Video]

Chancellor announces new job protection measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak added additional measures to his ‘Job Support Scheme’ today. Workers will now receive two-thirds of wages if the business they work at is forced to close due to restrictions...

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Chancellor denies rumours he is planning a future move to Number 10 [Video]

Chancellor denies rumours he is planning a future move to Number 10

Chancellor Rishi Sunak denies rumours he is planning a future move to Number10 and provides an update on the recent testing fiasco.

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Sunak insists top priority is jobs not tax rises [Video]

Sunak insists top priority is jobs not tax rises

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted his priority is not to change fiscal policies but to "protect as many jobs as possible". However, he added that once the country was through the Covid pandemic,..

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the Eat Out to Help Out scheme [Video]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the Eat Out To Help Out scheme on BBCBreakfast. He says the Government wants to "strive for normal" and aims tostrike a balance between protecting the economy and..

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Dodds surprised no help for those under localised lockdown [Video]

Dodds surprised no help for those under localised lockdown

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds says she is surprised Rishi Sunak did not announce any support for those struggling with employment in areas under localised lockdowns. She added the chancellor..

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Rishi Sunak speaks of ‘difficult trade-offs’ due to Covid crisis [Video]

Rishi Sunak speaks of ‘difficult trade-offs’ due to Covid crisis

Chancellor Rishi Sunak uses his speech at the Conservative Party virtualconference to stress he cannot protect every job, admitting “the pain ofknowing it only grows with each passing day”. Mr..

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Sunak vows to support jobs through Covid crisis [Video]

Sunak vows to support jobs through Covid crisis

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised to "create support and extend opportunity" to people who are struggling with employment throughout the Covid crisis". He added the pain of knowing he could not..

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Boris Johnson: Labour would have ‘bankrupted the country' [Video]

Boris Johnson: Labour would have ‘bankrupted the country'

Boris Johnson slams Sir Keir Starmer saying Labour “would have bankrupted the country” after being questioned over the Winter Economic Plan set out by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Report by Browna. Like..

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Hospitality sector react to new financial measures [Video]

Hospitality sector react to new financial measures

For many businesses and workers in the struggling hospitality sector, the support announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has come too late, but for others, the new scheme could yet be a lifeline. Report..

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New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages

Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.
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Rishi Sunak expected to increase tier 2 jobs support

The hospitality industry has described tier 2's restrictions as the "worst of all worlds".
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The Guardian view on a just transition: make the red wall green

the guardian view on a just transition: make the red wall green
As Britain confronts the unemployment crisis that will blight so many lives this winter, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has promised to be “creative” in introducing new measures to support jobs. Mr..
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UK tells Rishi Sunak now is not the time to raise taxes

uk tells rishi sunak now is not the time to raise taxes
London — Investors, economists and legislators in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party are sending Rishi Sunak a simple message: now is not the time for major tax rises. In August, the chancellor..
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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak at odds over changes to pensions triple lock, report says

Changes to earnings during pandemic mean cost of state pensions could soar in coming years
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'Hard times are here,' says Rishi Sunak as UK enters deepest recession on record

'Many more people' will lose their jobs in coming months, says downbeat chancellor
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Rishi Sunak says he doesn't want to become next PM: 'Oh gosh, I don't have that desire'

'What we've said, in all cases, there won't be a return to austerity,' chancellor adds on government spending plans
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Coronavirus: UK 'will not hesitate' to add France to quarantine list

The government "will not hesitate to take action" and add more countries to its quarantine list, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said, when asked about speculation that France could follow Belgium, Andorra..
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Coronavirus news - live: UK ready to extend quarantine to France after more countries added and Rishi Sunak 'completely' rules out extending furlough scheme

Travellers returning to UK from Belgium, Andorra and Bahamas must now quarantine for 14 days after overnight announcement
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Chancellor heads to Scotland to fight independence as over a million companies receive government loans

SNP says Sunak should apologise to people in Scotland 'paying the price' for his party's Brexit policy
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Financial support for jobs and businesses must be Rishi Sunak's 'number one goal' even if UK debt worsens, says shadow chancellor

Exclusive: Anneliese Dodds urges chancellor to look to example of French and German schemes stretching years into the future
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Rishi Sunak has 24 hours to backtrack on furlough scheme rollback and avoid unemployment spike, Labour warns

'One-size-fits-all' approach to withdrawal of furlough starting on Saturday will threaten jobs, warns shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds
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Coronavirus: Nearly 900,000 public sector workers to receive pay rise, Rishi Sunak says

Doctors and teachers given raise of around 3% in thanks for their sacrifices – but many NHS staff get nothing
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Rishi Sunak spending big money to keep doomed businesses open would be 'complete folly', warns Ken Clarke

Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke warns of return of inflation and high interest rates, predicts 3 million unemployed by end of year
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'We can no longer be absent': Labour demand government take leading role in international response to coronavirus

Exclusive: Calling on Sunak and Raab to follow the example of Gordon Brown in 2008, shadow cabinet ministers warn: 'We used to step up to the plate, now we've stepped off the stage'
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Government accused of 'corrosive' lack of transparency over £30bn plan to save jobs

Rishi Sunak's 'plan for jobs' only contains just £10bn to £12bn of additional spending with another £10bn from cutbacks elsewhere, experts say
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: No help for workers excluded from government support, says chancellor

'It is not as if there is no support available,' Rishi Sunak says as he confirms self-employed people, freelancers and company directors will not be given a leg-up
Independent - Published

Rishi Sunak looks to target rich with review of capital gains tax to fill budget black hole

Wealthy exploit tax avoidance to pay too little for sale of second homes, works of art and stocks and shares, critics say
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Chancellor 'to set up 10 deregulated freeports' in Brexit tax cut plans

Rishi Sunak reportedly planning to open bidding for towns, cities and regions to become designated zones where UK taxes and tariffs will not apply
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Rishi Sunak is most popular chancellor since Gordon Brown

Chancellor's approval rating 'envy' of Westminster' says YouGov – but £10 meal deal is least popular mini-budget move
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Rishi Sunak urged to reverse £1.3bn 'bung' to second homeowners and landlords

Little-noticed detail of emergency financial statement could save buy-to-let and holiday-home purchasers thousands of pounds
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HRMC says benefits of Rishi Sunak's job retention £1,000 bonus scheme 'highly uncertain'

Chief taxman tells chancellor he cannot approve the payments as 'value for money'
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First time buyers will be left 'worse off' by Rishi Sunak's stamp duty axe, think-tank warns

First time buyers will be left "worse off" by the scrapping of stamp duty for most purchases during the pandemic, a think-tank is suggesting.
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Coronavirus: Outrage after Rishi Sunak serves food without wearing mask

'What the hell is Rishi Sunak doing clowning around in a restaurant without a mask?'
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Boris Johnson news – live: Brexit plans could face international legal challenge, letter reveals, as Sunak admits UK entering 'very significant recession'

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Rishi Sunak warns 'hardship lies ahead' and apologises to those left out of his mini-budget

Chancellor risks controversy claiming it would hurt workers to leave them 'just sitting there on furlough'
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UK Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an "eat out to help out" discount as part of wider measures.
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Rishi Sunak's mini-budget: what he said – and what he really meant

Our chief political commentator guesses at the chancellor's internal monologue as he delivered his 'summer economic update' speech
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The way out of the coronavirus crisis is clear: Rishi Sunak pays for everything forever

The chancellor's immunity to coronavirus is a lesson for us all. Just spend huge amounts of other people's money and you'll be invincible too
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Rishi Sunak introduces £1,000 bonus per furloughed employee kept on

Businesses will be paid a £1,000 bonus for every furloughed employee they bring back to work, the chancellor has announced.
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Rishi Sunak's emergency mini-budget at a glance, from stamp duty to meal vouchers

Here The Independent looks at some of the key announcements in the chancellor's update to MPs
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Rishi Sunak ditches plan to charge income tax on coronavirus tests in latest government u-turn

HM Revenue and Customs were planning to tax employees for tests as 'benefit in kind'
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Rishi Sunak accused of 'staggering lack of self-awareness' over £180 smart mug

Chancellor poses with Bluetooth-enabled beaker costing more than a week's wages for young people on his new 'kickstart' fund
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Boris Johnson news – live: Rishi Sunak to unveil £2bn youth unemployment scheme as devolved nations demand 'crucial' fiscal powers from Westminster

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Coronavirus: Chancellor under pressure to extend furlough scheme as he unveils £2bn plan for youth jobs

Rishi Sunak sets out Covid-19 economic recovery plan in statement to MPs
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Sterling near three-week highs before government releases spending plans

sterling near three-week highs before government releases spending plans
LONDON — Sterling held near a three-week high against the dollar and gained against the euro on Tuesday as investors waited for more details of the government’s plans to support the British..
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Rishi Sunak under fire over £1bn energy-efficiency plan after Tory manifesto pledged nine times as much

Cash is fraction of tens of billions being spent on a green recovery in Germany and France, campaigners warn
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Rishi Sunak's hint at stamp duty cut risks bringing housing market to halt, warns think tank

Fears buyers will delay purchases in the hope of cutting their tax bill
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak to boost vacancies at job centre

Plan expected to be unveiled in 'mini-Budget' next week.
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Pity poor Rishi Sunak for being charged with delivering Boris Johnson's slogan 'build back greener'

The behaviour changes required by coronavirus and those needed for the climate emergency seem similar, but the analogy is flawed
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Lockdown: Rishi Sunak urges public to head back to pubs and restaurants to help save economy

Chancellor says UK needs to 'relearn what it's like to go out again'
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak must extend furlough arrangements in areas like Leicester with local lockdowns, Labour urges

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds to call for a 'jobs, jobs, jobs' economic plan from the government
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to set 'exceptionally high' bar for company bailouts in warning to corporate giants

'This is taxpayers' money. I shouldn't be sitting here trying to pick winners'
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'I can't wait to get back to the pub': Rishi Sunak puzzles Twitter with photo giving thumbs-up outside hardware store

Surreal post mocked, but not everyone's laughing: 'My dad will never go to a pub again because of multiple government failures,' writes one person, 'this self congratulatory tone is sickening'
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UK politics news – live: Priti Patel to give update on Reading terror attack, and Rishi Sunak urged to cut VAT

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Rishi Sunak plans emergency VAT cut in bid to rescue economy

Report says Treasury and HMRC officials to prepare options for reducing value-added tax
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak urged to consider four-day working week in response to pandemic

Exclusive: Signatories including John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas say 'shorter working time has been used throughout history as a way of responding to economic crises'
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UK borrowing soars to record high of £55bn in May

Moves to 'safely reopen our economy' will put public finances on better footing, says chancellor Rishi Sunak
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Britain urgently reviewing distancing rules, could ease quarantine

Britain is urgently reviewing its social distancing rule and might be able to relax quarantine for travellers to help its economy recover from a coronavirus crisis collapse, the country's finance..
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UK might be able to change quarantine rules for travellers: Sunak

Britain's government is looking at options for its two-week quarantine for people entering the country and might be able to make changes to the rules, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.
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