Kwasi Kwarteng denies plans to relax environmental rules in push for growth | Environment

Kwasi Kwarteng has tried to play down concerns that ministers plan to tear up a series of environmental regulations in their push for growth, after a furious backlash from wildlife and green groups. “We’re not going to relax environmental rules,” the UK chancellor told BBC One’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show, arguing the only aim … Read more

Liz Truss plans more immigration in effort to fill vacancies and drive growth | Immigration and asylum

Liz Truss is preparing to increase immigration to fill job vacancies and boost economic growth in a move that will anger some of her ministers and MPs. The prime minister plans to raise the number of workers allowed to enter the UK, government sources have confirmed. Reports claim the government will lift the cap on … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng mulls more beneficial tax cuts for high earners | Tax and spending

The government is considering a series of further tax cuts that could hand thousands of pounds to high earners, shortly after it announced the biggest giveaway in 50 years. Plans under consideration could include bringing back a tax-free allowance for workers paid more than £100,000 a year, and lifting the amount pensioners can save before … Read more

EuroMillions lottery: UK winner picks up £171m jackpot | National lottery

A ticket holder has come forward to claim the £171m jackpot from Friday’s EuroMillions draw, operator Camelot has said. Their win makes them the UK’s third biggest lottery winner of all time and instantly richer than the singers Harry Styles, who is worth an estimated £100m, and Adele, worth an estimated £150m. Andy Carter, a … Read more

Kwarteng: UK economy must expect more tax cuts and deregulation | Economic policy

Liz Truss plans to radically reshape the UK economy with even more tax cuts and fewer regulations, her chancellor has said, declining to set a limit on how much public debt could be incurred in the process. “There’s more to come,” Kwasi Kwarteng told BBC One’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, two days after his unofficial … Read more