Budget 2017: Hammond masks gloomy outlook with stamp duty cut

Philip Hammond placed a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers at the heart of his budget on Wednesday as he sought to mask Britain’s deteriorating economic prospects by pledging to “revive the homeowning dream”. Faced… Read More

The ‘no unemployment’ chancellor needs a budget of compassion

Like one of those gloomy American highways lined with liquor stores and gun shops, the road this government limps along is distinguished only by a series of last-chance saloons. Since the Conservatives’ disastrous performance in… Read More