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British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Rishi Sunak: British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he was previously Chief Secretary to the Treasury from July 2019 to February 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) since the 2015 general election.

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No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns [Video]

No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns

Britons will not be able to enjoy a "normal Christmas" this year due to a second wave of COVID-19, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday (November 22).

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Christmas is not going to be normal, says Chancellor [Video]

Christmas is not going to be normal, says Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says Christmas is "not going to be normal this year"but said it was "good news" England will soon be emerging from a month-longlockdown.

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Chancellor hints 10pm curfew is being reviewed [Video]

Chancellor hints 10pm curfew is being reviewed

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hinted that the Government will review the 10pmcurfew for pubs and restaurants – which was in place before nationalrestrictions were reintroduced. He told the BBC’S..

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How can Rishi Sunak plug the hole in public finances? [Video]

How can Rishi Sunak plug the hole in public finances?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is promising to put the public finances back on a“sustainable path” for the future as he prepares to unveil his first spendingreview.

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Sunak: Government getting on with delivering priorities [Video]

Sunak: Government getting on with delivering priorities

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted that the government is "getting on with delivering the people's priorities" during a visit to Silvertown in east London to promote freeports. Report by Blairm. Like..

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Chancellor lights candles outside Number 11 ahead of Diwali [Video]

Chancellor lights candles outside Number 11 ahead of Diwali

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has lit candles outside 11 Downing Street ahead of Diwali on Saturday. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Sunak: Virus rules have significant impact on economy [Video]

Sunak: Virus rules have significant impact on economy

The UK economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarterdespite posting a record bounceback in the summer, when many of therestrictions that had been placed on businesses to control..

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Chancellor: We've been 'responsive and flexible' to pandemic [Video]

Chancellor: We've been 'responsive and flexible' to pandemic

Rishi Sunak has defended his response to the coronavirus pandemic saying he aims to ensures his economic interventions align with health interventions. The Chancellor has been accused of being 'on the..

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak 'cautiously optimistic' about the UK [Video]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak 'cautiously optimistic' about the UK

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said there are 'reasons to be cautiously optimistic' as he reacted to Thursday's GDP figures. The UK economy grew by a record 15.5% in the third quarter but remains 8.2%..

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PM and Chancellor visit Tesco distribution centre [Video]

PM and Chancellor visit Tesco distribution centre

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak visited a Tesco distribution centre that has been working around the clock to keep shelves stocked and deliver food throughout the Covid..

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Rishi Sunak says financial services will enter a new chapter after leaving EU [Video]

Rishi Sunak says financial services will enter a new chapter after leaving EU

Rishi Sunak says that it is the 'start of a new chapter for financialservices' after of leaving the European Union.

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Sunak: It would be odd to not make changes to economic plan [Video]

Sunak: It would be odd to not make changes to economic plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it would be “odd” to not change the economic plan to reflect the current restrictions. His comments come as the government announced the furlough scheme would be..

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Dodds: The chancellor is "always a step behind" with coronavirus support [Video]

Dodds: The chancellor is "always a step behind" with coronavirus support

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds said the Chancellor is “always a stepbehind”, despite Rishi Sunak extending the furlough scheme until March 2021.She stated it was "the Chancellor’s fourth..

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Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme till March 2021 [Video]

Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme till March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the government is to extend the furlough scheme till March 2021. His comments come while updating MPs in the House of Commons on the UK economy during the..

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until March 2021 [Video]

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers a statement in the House of Commons on theGovernment's support for businesses once lockdown measures end in December.The jobs furlough scheme set up in the wake of the..

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Labour leader criticises Rishi Sunak ahead of England's second lockdown [Video]

Labour leader criticises Rishi Sunak ahead of England's second lockdown

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticised the Chancellor during a speech atthe CBI 2020 annual conference in London, days after it was announced Englandwould be going into a second lockdown. He warned..

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Starmer: PM and Chancellor failed throughout pandemic [Video]

Starmer: PM and Chancellor failed throughout pandemic

Labour leader Keir Starmer has accused the government of making a "catalogue of mistakes" throughout the pandemic, resulting in a loss of lives and livelihoods. Speaking at the annual CBI..

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Sunak declares himself a 'northern Chancellor' [Video]

Sunak declares himself a 'northern Chancellor'

Rishi Sunak has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that he is a "northern Chancellor" as heresponds to demands for a lockdown road map from a group of Northern Tory MPs.

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Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference [Video]

Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference

Boris Johnson holds a press conference regarding the coronavirus situation.The Prime Minister was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak who has announcedbillions of pounds of extra help for firms and..

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Labour gives its verdict on Sunak's financial measures [Video]

Labour gives its verdict on Sunak's financial measures

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said the government needed to be "far quicker" at delivering new financial measures for businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus areas to avoid "unnecessary economic..

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Rishi Sunak: Tier 2 firms eligible for cash grants [Video]

Rishi Sunak: Tier 2 firms eligible for cash grants

Chancelllor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that businesses in Tier 2areas will receive further financial support. He told MPs: “First, I amintroducing a new grant scheme for businesses..

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Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference' [Video]

Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference'

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the new financial measures he announced today for Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas will make "a significant difference" to jobs and businesses. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses [Video]

Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas which have been hit by the restrictions will be eligible for cash grants of up to £2,100 a month, a move which will..

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Bridget Phillipson: Employment support schemes 'have more holes than a Swiss cheese' [Video]

Bridget Phillipson: Employment support schemes 'have more holes than a Swiss cheese'

The chancellor’s employment support schemes “have more holes than a Swisscheese”, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Bridget Phillipson hasclaimed. Responding, Rishi Sunak told MPs that “we..

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Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester [Video]

Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the support given to Greater Manchester amid resistance from the region to accept Tier 3 restrictions to deal with rising Covid-19 cases. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Britain urgently reviewing distancing rules, could ease quarantine

Britain is urgently reviewing its social distancing rule and might be able to relax quarantine for travellers to help its economy recover from a coronavirus crisis collapse, the country's finance..
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UK might be able to change quarantine rules for travellers: Sunak

Britain's government is looking at options for its two-week quarantine for people entering the country and might be able to make changes to the rules, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.
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Finance minister says Britain to urgently review distancing rule

Britain will urgently review its two-metre social distancing rule as it tries to help the economy recover from a 25% coronavirus crisis collapse, finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
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UK will look at two-meter distancing rule urgently: Sunak

Britain's government will review its two-meter social distancing rule as a matter of urgency as it tries to help the country's economy recover from a 25% collapse after the onset of the coronavirus..
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Britain's Sunak picks ex-official Hughes to head budget watchdog

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday he had picked Richard Hughes, a former senior official at Britain's Treasury and the International Monetary Fund, as the next head of the country's..
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No trade-off between health and economy, Sunak says

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he did not see a trade-off between measures to combat the health impact of the coronavirus and the country's economic wellbeing, after government forecasters..
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UK does not face health versus economics choice over coronavirus: Sunak

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said the government was not facing a choice between slowing the spread of the coronavirus or protecting the economy.
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UK's Johnson 'improving' as he fights COVID-19 in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in..
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UK finance minister Sunak, 39, next in line to lead country after Raab

British finance minister Rishi Sunak would take responsibility for leading the country if Dominic Raab, currently standing in for hospitalised Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were also incapacitated.
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British health minister denies clash with finance chief over lockdown strategy

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday denied there was any disagreement with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak about when lockdown restrictions to fight the coronavirus could be lifted.
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UK finance minister Sunak is not self-isolating: Treasury source

British finance minister Rishi Sunak is not self-isolating after Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus, a source at the finance ministry said.
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Factbox: UK unveils $400 billion loan guarantee plan as coronavirus bites

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak said they were facing an economic emergency due to the coronavirus but that the government would do whatever it takes to..
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UK sees no need for its own U.S.-style travel ban: finance minister Sunak

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that Britain did not see the need for a U.S-style flying ban as part of its response to the spread of coronavirus.
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Britain's new finance minister keeps March 11 budget date

Britain's new finance minister Rishi Sunak said he will stick with the March 11 date for the government's first post-Brexit budget, dispelling speculation that the plans, likely to entail a big..
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Five years ago Britain's new finance minister Rishi Sunak wasn't even a member of parliament, now he is running the world's fifth largest economy.
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Rishi Sunak to be made UK finance minister: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will appoint Rishi Sunak as his new finance minister on Thursday, Sky News reported following the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid during a ministerial..
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Factbox: Five facts about Britain's Rishi Sunak

Following are five facts about Rishi Sunak, who British media said had been offered the job of finance minister by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Brexit law to return to parliament before Christmas: deputy FM Sunak

Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, adding that shortly thereafter the government..
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British PM Johnson's party manifesto will be out by next week: deputy minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election manifesto will be released by next week, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
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UK can afford to boost spending on no-deal Brexit preparations: minister

Britain is "turbocharging" preparations for leaving the European Union without a divorce deal and can afford to spend money doing so, junior Treasury minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.
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Infosys founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak among 3 Indian-origin MPs to join UK PM Boris Johnson's Cabinet

Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, was among three Indian-origin ministers in Boris Johnson's new cabinet.
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