Sajid Javid

Under-30s railcard, stamp duty hiatus: Hammond is about to unveil the most millennial Budget yet

After years of giveaways for the older generations, pressure is ramping up on Philip Hammond to attract younger voters by giving them a helping hand …

Philip Hammond

Chancellor help us pay for tower block sprinklers after Grenfell

Chancellor Philip Hammond should put up the £31 million Birmingham needs to fit fire safety sprinklers at its 213 tower blocks when he delivers his …

Birmingham, UK

Inside the Government’s machinations to solve the UK’s housing crisis – which is threatening to tear the Tory Party apart

While Europe might traditionally have been the biggest dividing line within the Conservative Party, housing policy has recently opened a fair few schisms. In the lead-up to this week’s Budget, the Government, consumed by fear that it is losing the youth vote, has been riven with divisions over how …

Housing

Grenfell tragedy: Councils plan £380m fire safety spend

<b>Councils across the capital will be spending a total of about £383m to make social housing safer following the Grenfell fire, research by BBC Radio London has found.</b><p>About half of London's boroughs have asked for financial help, which the government has not yet agreed to.<p>Of 33 London boroughs …

Grenfell Tower

Bristol's housing crisis: 'The idea you would own a home is ridiculous'

Soaring property prices, rising rents, austerity and an influx of London émigrés are putting the squeeze on young people<p>Bristol’s economy has been booming in recent years, fuelled in part by its proximity to the capital’s booming economy and overheating housing market. The west of England, and the …

Housing

UK Autumn Budget 2017 checklist: Six things we can expect from Philip Hammond's speech

Hammond will deliver the first Autumn Budget in 20 years when he speaks to the Commons on Wednesday.<p>On Wednesday (22 November), Philip Hammond will …

Brexit

Lucky to survive his first budget, Hammond cannot botch his second

Surrounded by critics, the chancellor will have little room for manoeuvre but is likely to be as upbeat as he thinks he can be<p>Philip Hammond faces an all but impossible job when he delivers his budget on Wednesday. Behind him will sit critics on the right and even to the left of the party, and he …

Brexit

Commentary: In defence of indulgent grandparents who help raise grandchildren

LONDON: When a friend came downstairs one morning to discover his son dressed for school and tucking into breakfast, only one thing soured the scene …

Parenting

Welcome to Tory Britain - where rich people live 22 years longer than poor people in Grenfell constituency.

On Thursday, after months of speculation, the Metropolitan Police released the official death toll for the Grenfell disaster, putting the total …

Lily Allen

Philip Hammond could solve the housing crisis without spending a single penny

Philip Hammond

Here's what Budget 2017 could mean for the UK housing market

As with most Budgets, this Wednesday's fiscal extravaganza has been heavily trailed by the government - so it should come as a surprise to few that …

Housing

Private Renters Aren't Going Away - The Budget Needs Policies To Help Them Now

The sooner we start to reform the private rented sector alongside building more homes, the sooner we’ll be making progress towards a genuine, …

Housing

Merkel in crisis — Brexit war cabinet — Barnier double-header

<b>By JACK BLANCHARD</b><p><b>BREAKING OVERNIGHT:</b> Angela Merkel’s political future has been thrown into doubt after coalition talks in Germany dramatically …

Brexit

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond pledges to build 300,000 homes a year

Credits Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesAlt Text Philip Hammond will hope to avoid any further missteps or gaff's at Wednesday's budgetBut the …

Brexit

Philip Hammond dismisses NHS chief's call for £4bn emergency cash injection

The chancellor told the BBC that heads of public services always predict ‘Armageddon’ in the run-up to a budget<p>Philip Hammond has dismissed calls from the head of the NHS for an emergency cash injection of £4bn, as he said people running public services always predict ”Armageddon” before a …

Brexit

What's in store for homeowners in the Budget?

Housing has been widely tipped to steal the show in Wednesday's Budget, with the Prime Minister saying this week it's now her 'personal mission' to …

Housing

Rosamund Urwin: Be bold, Philip Hammond, and borrow to build

There's a conversation I keep having with friends. Each time it follows the same path. They begin by talking about their housing struggles: the …

Housing

Sunday shows round-up: John McDonnell – Labour’s nationalisation programme is ‘not a magic card trick’

<b>Philip Hammond – ‘We are delivering homes at record numbers’</b><p>Philip Hammond is set to deliver his second budget on Wednesday, which many believe will be make or break for his future at No. 11 Downing Street. He faces a difficult balancing act with challenges on many different fronts, including how …

Brexit

Budget 2017: What do we know of Philip Hammond's plans so far?

So, what plans are expected to be within Mr Hammond's Red Box later this week?<p><b>HOUSING:</b> The Chancellor will pledge to build 300,000 homes per year, …

UK News

What to expect from Philip Hammond's Budget this week

• <b>Chancellor Philip Hammond</b> <b>is hamstrung by his own deficit reduction targets, which mean he is unable to announce any major spending plans.</b>• <b><br>However, housebuilding is one area where he is expected to take action, with reports that building on green belt land could be announced.</b>• <b><br>The government's official</b> …

U.S. Politics

Lex in depth: The false promise of a UK house building boom

in London<p>The cost and availability of housing has become a potent political issue in the UK, where younger people especially are being priced out of …

Housing

To meet the UK’s challenges, Philip Hammond’s Budget needs to be ‘big’ not ‘boring’

The days when the run-up to a Budget were marked by the secrecy of “purdah” are long gone. In recent times, Chancellors have realised that they can …

Brexit

The Guardian view on the housing crisis: Fiscal Phil’s last chance

The chancellor claimed there were no unemployed people. That’s 1.4m reasons to do something bold about the catastrophic shortage of homes<p>The chancellor approaches his second budget on Wednesday from a position of vulnerability. A little like the polar bear on the thawing iceberg, but less cuddly, …

Opinion

Philip Hammond signals UK will make improved offer on Brexit divorce bill before crunch EU summit in December

Philip Hammond has signalled the UK will make an improved offer to the European Union on the Brexit divorce bill before a crunch summit in December.<p>The Chancellor conceded time is running out to break the deadlock over the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc as he reiterated Theresa May’s repeated …

Brexit

Hammond Vows to Boost U.K. Homebuilding in Next Week's Budget

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will announce an almost 40 percent increase in housebuilding as his Conservative Party seeks to woo …

Housing

This is what the Government has said about overruling Cornwall Council's decision on Tintagel Bridge - Cornwall Live

The Government has announced that it will not step in after Cornwall Council's decision to give planning permission for the controversial Tintagel …

Millennials could be be poorer than their parents, Philip Hammond warns as Budget announcement looms

ES News Email<p>Millennials may be the first generation to be poorer than their parents since the Black Death unless the UK’s housing crisis can be …

Philip Hammond

Tory Chancellor vows to build 300,000 homes a year - but doesn't say how many will be affordable - Mirror Online

Chancellor Philip Hammond will use the Budget to announce plans to get 300,000 homes built a year.<p>Mr Hammond said fixing the housing market was a …

Housing

The state of the Tory party is the only grand reveal of this budget

Hammond’s colleagues are setting him up to fail so that he can be blamed for all their problems and deficiencies<p>Budget day used to mean something. It was one of the big ceremonial occasions of British politics, second only to the Queen’s Speech as parliamentary theatre and very often much more …

Opinion

A National Investment Bank should be at the top of the chancellor’s to-do list