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Budget 2021: Chancellor Rishi Sunak vows address will deliver strong economy 'fit for a new age of optimism'
Rishi Sunak has claimed his budget will deliver a stronger economy "fit for a new age of optimism".
Budget 2021: What we already know, what could be announced - and what could be missing from Rishi Sunak's statement
Rishi Sunak will deliver his autumn budget and spending review to MPs in the Commons today, setting out the government's spending and financial strategy.
Budget 2021: A monumental deluge of figures is expected - but it's only really about £36bn
This is, technically speaking, Rishi Sunak's third budget. But it might better be thought of as his first.
Budget 2021 analysis: Leaks give parliamentarians a better chance of holding the government to account
By my tally there have been at least 15 different parts of the budget trailed in advance of Wednesday's speech by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, from a boost in transport spending outside London to minimum wage rises to skills spending.
COVID-19: NHS Test and Trace failed in its 'main objective', highly-critical report from committee of MPs finds
NHS Test and Trace has failed to achieve its "main objective" of helping break chains of COVID transmission and allowing people to return to normality despite being given an "eye-watering" amount of money, a highly-critical report from MPs has said.