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Chancellor explains 'new role' for government amid tax rise [Video]

Chancellor explains 'new role' for government amid tax rise

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak explains the "permanent new role" the government is taking on amid tax rises to pay for social care. He says the country needs to share the cost of care..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:09Published
Johnson visits care home ahead of social care announcement [Video]

Johnson visits care home ahead of social care announcement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a care home ahead of his announcement to raise National Insurance by 1.25% to fund social care. Accompanied by Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Rishi..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:58Published

Sunak 'not complacent' over economic growth [Video]

Sunak 'not complacent' over economic growth

The UK economy grew by 4.8% in the second quarter of 2021 as lockdowns lifted, getting people back into pubs, the Office for National Statistics has said.The country’s gross domestic product (GDP)..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:26Published

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Five Indian-origin personalities, including Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde and UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak, and an Indian activist feature in TIME magazine's annual list of 100 “emerging..
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Europe's second wave of Coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say,..
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Rishi Sunak hands UK key workers a COVID-19 crisis pay rise

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