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IFS urges Chancellor to explain how he will pay for tax cuts as Budget nears

IFS urges Chancellor to explain how he will pay for tax cuts as Budget nears

IFS urges Chancellor to explain how he will pay for tax cuts as Budget nears

26 February 2024

Jeremy Hunt is understood to be considering a further squeeze on already tight spending plans in order to pay for more tax cuts.


Martha Kearney to step down from BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Martha Kearney to step down from BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Martha Kearney to step down from BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

26 February 2024

The 66-year-old will continue working for the radio station and front a new interview series.


Food inflation slows to lowest rate since May 2022

Food inflation slows to lowest rate since May 2022

Food inflation slows to lowest rate since May 2022

26 February 2024

Overall shop price inflation eased to 2.5%, down from January’s 2.9% – its lowest rate since March 2022.


Homeowners can face high and unclear estate management charges, says watchdog

Homeowners can face high and unclear estate management charges, says watchdog

Homeowners can face high and unclear estate management charges, says watchdog

26 February 2024

The Competition and Markets Authority raised concerns about charges for the management of facilities such as roads, drainage, and green spaces.


Use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in UK ‘lags behind other countries’

Use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in UK ‘lags behind other countries’

Use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in UK ‘lags behind other countries’

26 February 2024

A study found patients in the UK faced long waits for treatment compared to Norway and some parts of Australia and Canada.


Migrant Channel crossings top 2,000 for year so far

Migrant Channel crossings top 2,000 for year so far

Migrant Channel crossings top 2,000 for year so far

26 February 2024

Figures show 290 people made the journey in five boats on Sunday, the highest number making the crossing in a single day for more than a month.


Financier Lord Jacob Rothschild dies at 87

Financier Lord Jacob Rothschild dies at 87

Financier Lord Jacob Rothschild dies at 87

26 February 2024

The British peer started his career in the family bank, NM Rothschild & Sons, in 1963.


Scots cancer patients receive less care than other countries, study shows

Scots cancer patients receive less care than other countries, study shows

Scots cancer patients receive less care than other countries, study shows

26 February 2024

The UK lags behind the other countries studied.


80% of 85 to 95-year-olds now pay with contactless, says Barclays

80% of 85 to 95-year-olds now pay with contactless, says Barclays

80% of 85 to 95-year-olds now pay with contactless, says Barclays

26 February 2024

Across all age groups, shoppers made 231 contactless transactions on average in 2023, Barclays said.


Rivers in ‘desperate’ state, campaigners warn as they urge public to act

Rivers in ‘desperate’ state, campaigners warn as they urge public to act

Rivers in ‘desperate’ state, campaigners warn as they urge public to act

26 February 2024

The Rivers Trust released a report that allows people to check the status of their local river – and want the public to put pressure on politicians.


Jury in trial of man accused of Emma Caldwell murder deliberates for second day

Jury in trial of man accused of Emma Caldwell murder deliberates for second day

Jury in trial of man accused of Emma Caldwell murder deliberates for second day

26 February 2024

Iain Packer, 51, denies the charges against him.


New report claims investment in social housing could add £50bn to economy

New report claims investment in social housing could add £50bn to economy

New report claims investment in social housing could add £50bn to economy

26 February 2024

Dozens of organisations have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to say support services are shrinking while homelessness surges.


Sunak challenged on NHS as strike continues

Sunak challenged on NHS as strike continues

Sunak challenged on NHS as strike continues

26 February 2024

It comes as junior doctors are staging their 10th strike in their current dispute.


Sunak insists plans to reallocate HS2 funding will be ‘transformational’

Sunak insists plans to reallocate HS2 funding will be ‘transformational’

Sunak insists plans to reallocate HS2 funding will be ‘transformational’

26 February 2024

The Prime Minister defended his decision to scrap the northern leg of the high-speed line and put money into local transport schemes.


Rishi Sunak says MP Lee Anderson’s remarks were ‘wrong’

Rishi Sunak says MP Lee Anderson’s remarks were ‘wrong’

Rishi Sunak says MP Lee Anderson’s remarks were ‘wrong’

26 February 2024

The Prime Minister said the MP had the whip suspended because his comments about Sadiq Khan ‘weren’t acceptable’.


Watchdog opens investigation into eight housebuilders over information-sharing

Watchdog opens investigation into eight housebuilders over information-sharing

Watchdog opens investigation into eight housebuilders over information-sharing

26 February 2024

It came as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said there is a need for ‘significant intervention’ across the sector.


Signalling fault sparks major rail disruption

Signalling fault sparks major rail disruption

Signalling fault sparks major rail disruption

26 February 2024

Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express are affected by the problem.


Charity sees ‘dramatic increase’ in people seeking help for eating disorder

Charity sees ‘dramatic increase’ in people seeking help for eating disorder

Charity sees ‘dramatic increase’ in people seeking help for eating disorder

26 February 2024

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can occur in children, teenagers and adults, according to charity Beat.


What the papers say – February 26

What the papers say – February 26

What the papers say – February 26

26 February 2024

A range of stories feature on the nation’s papers on Monday.


Sunak facing calls to address Lee Anderson’s remarks amid ‘Islamophobia’ row

Sunak facing calls to address Lee Anderson’s remarks amid ‘Islamophobia’ row

Sunak facing calls to address Lee Anderson’s remarks amid ‘Islamophobia’ row

26 February 2024

The former deputy chairman lost the Conservative whip after failing to apologise for claiming ‘Islamists’ had ‘got control’ of Sadiq Khan.


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