The Universal Credit trip could be Rishi Sunak’s ‘rabbit out of the hat’

Four days from the start of the Cop26 climate summit, this budget will be forensically analyzed for its “green” appeal, writes The Telegraph’s Deputy Political Editor Lucy Fisher. New funding frameworks for nuclear power plants, additional investments in renewable energy, cash for charging stations for electric cars and a subsidy scheme for heat pumps are … Read more

Climate activists ‘occupy’ London Science Museum over sponsorship of fossil fuels

Young climate activists have “occupied” London’s Science Museum in protest of its sponsorship deals with fossil fuels. Members of the London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN London) said they were holding a candle at the famous landmark on Tuesday night for “the victims of the museum’s sponsors of fossil fuels: Shell, BP, … Read more

NHS Test and Trace criticized as ‘conspicuous’ waste of cash

The NHS Test and Trace has been a “conspicuous” waste of taxpayers’ money, failing to meet its targets, despite £ 37 billion in funding, a damning report has warned. The funding – equivalent to almost a fifth of the entire health care budget – was used to hire more than 2,000 consultants employed at prices … Read more

Latest policy news: Speaker summons Rishi Sunak to Commons as budget briefing war breaks out

Tthe country should not “base a recovery on the backs of the lowest paid”, a minister has said – echoing some of the prime minister’s comments that business has been dependent on cheap labor for too long. Paul Scully, the small business minister, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that it was “not fair” to … Read more

HSBC is trying a delicate balancing act to keep both London and Beijing happy

The investment bank has recently won approval to take 100 per cent. ownership of its securities joint venture in China, and joined an industry-wide push to gain a larger foothold in the country. “You would expect me to say this, but we are huge bulls in Asia,” Stevenson says. But a former senior HSBC director … Read more

Met police to apologize for mistakes over sisters murdered in London Park

Metropolitan Police will apologize to the family of two murdered sisters after a watchdog found the police response to reports that they were missing was “unacceptable”. Last June, sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry were murdered by Danyal Hussein in a park in north London as they celebrated Mrs Henry’s birthday. Their family and friends … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak raises living wage to £ 9.50 an hour in budget – Telegraph.co.uk

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak raises living wage to £ 9.50 an hour in budgetTelegraph.co.uk Budget 2021: The NHS in England receives 5.9 billion. Pounds to reduce waiting listsBBC news Billions more to the NHS, but where should the staff do the work?The independent It’s Boris Johnson’s way or Rishi Sunak’s way: the Tories can’t … Read more

Rishi Sunak suggests public sector wages could rise in this week’s budget

On Monday, the chancellor is also expected to receive recommendations from independent advisers for an increase of more than five percent in the national level wage, the minimum wage for people over 23 years. He is expected to back them up as part of the prime minister’s efforts to shake off the “old broken model … Read more

Britain cannot depend on China

Mrs Truss spoke about the hope of building “a network of freedom around the world with like-minded partners” through economic ties to counter hostile countries. A challenge in London-Beijing relations is nuclear power in Britain, which Mr Johnson wants to grow to achieve its carbon reduction targets, and where China has traditionally played a key … Read more

Fears are growing that Glasgow summit on climate change will not meet its lofty goals

Russia, a major producer of fossil fuels, has also not committed to more ambitious emissions cuts. Vladimir Putin, its president, has said he will not attend the event. ‘Everything is ready for a pretty ugly fight’ Perceived failure at the summit would undermine the British government’s attempt to present itself as a global climate leader … Read more