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Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'no unemployed' remark attacked

Media playback is unsupported on your device Opposition parties have criticised Chancellor Philip Hammond after he said “there are no unemployed people” during a BBC interview.Mr Hammond made the comment as he played down the threat posed to people’s jobs by new technology.He later insisted the government had not …

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Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Media playback is unsupported on your device Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year.But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and the government would not simply “pour money in”.Ministers want …

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Philip Hammond says there are 'no unemployed people'

Speaking to Andrew Marr, the chancellor says “there are no unemployed people”, when asked about the threat to jobs posed by new technology.Asked to clarify, he said the government had not forgotten the 1.4m unemployed in the UK, saying people were finding work “at a remarkable rate”.Opposition parties have …

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Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing

The testing of driverless cars on UK roads is expected to be given the green light in Wednesday’s Budget.Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to test the vehicles.Writing in the Sun, he said investment would “prepare the ground” for the cars to be …

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Cleaning up

The tiny factory for Meow Meow Tweet in the New York countryside can be a little misleading. Full pots of melted ingredients simmer on electric stoves. An employee switches between using a whisk, an electric beater and a spatula.Canisters storing coconut oil, baking soda and arrowroot powder line the …

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Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

A tax on takeaway boxes is to be considered in an attempt to tackle the problem of plastic waste.In Wednesday’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to call for evidence on whether a tax on the use of the most environmentally damaging single-use plastics would help.Single-use plastics include packaging, …

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Hammond to back help for 'scale-up' champions

The Chancellor will give his backing next week for a multibillion-pound support package aimed at transforming the prospects of some of Britain’s fastest-growing companies. Sky News has obtained a confidential paper submitted to the Treasury by a group of leading private sector bosses‎ as part of the Patient Capital …

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Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?

Speculation is swirling that the Murdoch family is open to breaking up its entertainment business.Shares in 21st Century Fox gained more than 6% on Friday, after several sources reported interest from Comcast, Sony and Verizon.Last week the company, which is led by the family of Rupert Murdoch, was said …

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Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Chancellor Philip Hammond plans to use “headroom” in the public finances to target spending on housing and health, a close friend has told the BBC.Stephen Hammond – a former transport minister – said the chancellor wants to use next Wednesday’s Budget to …

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