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Boris Johnson’s flagship ’40 hospitals’ policy under threat and may be scaled back under Liz Truss Government

The '40 new hospitals' policy was one of the key domestic pledges Boris Johnson announced before the 2019 election (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/AFP via Getty) → Read More

Kwasi Kwarteng to bring forward debt-cutting strategy following tax cut U-turn

The Chancellor is now likely to set out his 'medium-term fiscal plan' by the end of this month rather than 23 November - but tells the Tory conference he will press on with other tax cuts → Read More

Michael Gove returns to the political fray with bombshell interventions to try and sink Truss tax plans

The experienced former Cabinet minister has denounced the idea of ramping up Government borrowing to pay for tax cuts → Read More

‘The election could be horrific’: Liz Truss unfazed but Tories are dismayed by her terrible start

The Prime Minister remains adamant there is no chance of a U-turn on her controversial economic strategy → Read More

Labour soars to 33-point poll lead in fresh blow to Liz Truss following week of economic chaos

The new Prime Minister has been seeking to reassure MPs, markets and voters about her plan to grow the economy → Read More

Benefits facing real terms cut as Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng try to claw back spiralling costs

The PM and Chancellor. Income for the poorest households would fall well below the increasing cost of living for another 12 months (Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters) → Read More

Keir Starmer vows to deliver promises of Brexit in bid to win back angry Leave voters who abandoned Labour

The Labour leader promised controls on immigration, tight spending rules and a boost to home ownership in his party conference speech → Read More

How Labour is using the party conference to woo big business as it plans for power

Sir Keir Starmer is firmly in control of his party - even if there is disagreement about his dash for green branding → Read More

Pound continues to slide despite Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s attempt to reassure markets

Sterling had dropped to its lowest-ever price against the dollar since decimalisation in 1971, at $1.0327 → Read More

'The biggest f***ing mistake in British political history'? Inside Liz Truss's policy blitz

'She could go for an election next year.... But if things go wrong, they will kill her.' The new PM has crammed weeks of policy announcements into a few days. Now she must wait for the fall-out. → Read More

Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng under pressure to grow economy with mini Budget after recession forecast

The Bank of England has hiked interest rates in order to bring down inflation and suggested Britain may already be in a technical recession → Read More

'Everyone is panicking': Inside a baptism of fire that just made Liz Truss's biggest test even tougher

Meeting Joe Biden, grappling with the cost of living crisis and Northern Ireland Protocol - all on top of handling the response to the Queen's death. And Tory voters are not happy → Read More

Liz Truss speech: Energy bills frozen at £2,500 until 2024, and fracking ban lifted, PM reveals

Liz Truss is setting out the first major policy intervention of her premiership in a bid to protect households and businesses from soaring energy bills → Read More

Jacob Rees-Mogg is tasked with expanding UK's energy supply – but green groups fear for net zero targets

The new Business Secretary has never run a Whitehall department before but will be at the heart of the Government's response to the energy crisis → Read More

Liz Truss in energy bills gamble with £100bn borrowing plan to freeze price cap despite tax warnings

The Prime Minister will use a House of Commons speech to announce details of the support package, which will be funded from general taxation and borrowing → Read More

Liz Truss in energy bills gamble with £100bn borrowing plan to freeze price cap despite tax warnings

The Prime Minister will use a House of Commons speech to announce details of the support package, which will be funded from general taxation and borrowing → Read More

Taxpayers will pay for freezing energy bills despite Liz Truss pledge not to raise taxes, economists warn

Economists have cast doubt on the new PM's ambition to fund the energy freeze and offer support to businesses which are also struggling with their bills, without having to increase taxes → Read More

Liz Truss Cabinet: New PM rewards her allies as she prepares to jet to Balmoral for audience with the Queen

Kwasi Kwarteng, James Cleverly and Thérèse Coffey lined up for top jobs while Priti Patel becomes first senior minister to confirm she will return to the back benches → Read More

Liz Truss draws up plans to freeze energy bills for all at £1,971 until at least the end of January

The move is expected to cost the Treasury around £40bn, will be reviewed after four months, and would be paid back via a long-term levy on household bills, i understands → Read More

'No 10 have completely checked out. It’s really bad': Inside Boris Johnson’s zombie Government

The PM's gone on holiday, key legislation is in limbo, Whitehall offices are half empty and No 10 staff have 'downed tools' - insiders tell i about Britain's administration of the undead → Read More