Live: Rishi Sunak delivers the Budget

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

The Independent published this video item, entitled “Live: Rishi Sunak delivers the Budget” – below is their description.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is unveiling his autumn Budget in the House of Commons, where he is expected to pledge “a new economy” in the wake of Covid-19.

A number of details surrounding the government’s plan have already been reported, with Mr Sunak set to announce a rise in the National Living Wage from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour.

The treasury has also said it will be lifting a pay freeze imposed on public sector workers as a result of the pandemic and it’s also expected almost £6bn will be set aside for the NHS.

Watch more: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent

Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

The Independent YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Omicron threat in the U.S.: ‘We can presume it’s here,’ physician says
  • MOFA spokesperson: China open to pandemic treaty communication
  • Two Omicron cases reported in Brazil
  • UK ramps up booster shot program to combat Omicron amid 22 confirmed cases
  • Covid booster: Hospitals and pharmacies urged to ramp up rollout @BBC News live 🔴 BBC
  • In This Story: NHS

    The National Health Service is the publicly funded healthcare system in England, and one of the four National Health Service systems in the United Kingdom. It is the second largest single-payer healthcare system in the world after the Brazilian Sistema Único de Saúde.

    The NHS was founded on 5th July 1948. Current annual budget: £134 billion (2019).

    3 Recent Items: NHS

  • Former NHS boss Stephen Dorrell says he DOESN’T aspire to be health secretary again
  • Omicron variant: Commentator warns ‘nobody will recognise’ what normal looks like
  • Omicron variant: ‘No evidence’ Government action will work says expert
  • In This Story: Rishi Sunak

    Rish Sunak is a British Conservative Party MP, who was originally elected as a Member of Parliament in the Richmond (Yorks) constituency in 2015.

    His father-in-law is billionaire founder of Indian IT giant, Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy.

    Sunak experienced a meteoric rise, first to be selected for the “safest” Conservative seat in the UK, he would later become the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in under five years.

    Brief Biography Here.

    7 Recent Items: Rishi Sunak

  • PMQs in full: Boris Johnson challenged over broken promises and social care
  • Rishi Sunak: Government ‘needs to do better’ amid Tory ‘sleaze’ allegations | ITV News
  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government knows it ‘needs to do better’
  • Bloomberg Green: COP26 Special
  • UK financial firms forced to publish net zero plans from 2023 to halt ‘greenwashing’ | ITV News
  • COP26: Financial system to be ‘rewired’ for net zero, says Sunak
  • Cop26: Sunak pledges to make UK world’s first net zero financial centre
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please verbalise where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....