Britain’s fiscal watchdog has confirmed it will publish a new outlook of the public finances on November 7 despite next week’s Budget being cancelled.
Plans for cash-strapped Dundee City Council to close down some of its buildings in a bid to save money have attracted criticism amid fears the measures would be undemocratic.
Candice Brown has called on the Government to protect the “lifeline” of local pubs by cutting “astronomical” levels of beer tax.
Chancellor Sajid Javid has been dealt a pre-Budget blow as official figures showed the first September hike in Government borrowing for five years.
The new Scottish National Investment Bank is on track to open this time next year – despite the UK Government “stymieing” work to set up the new institution.
Ireland’s budget was dominated by preparations for Brexit.
The challenges faced by single parents will not be remedied by an extra 15 euro per week, it has been claimed.
The priority for Ireland’s budget must be sailing the nation through the “Brexit storm”, the opposition finance spokesman has said.
The Irish Government has insisted it stands ready to absorb the impact of a no-deal Brexit as it unveiled a budget with a 1.2 billion euro fund to help weather the storm.
Efforts to absorb the impact of a no-deal Brexit in Ireland have made striking a budget particularly challenging, the Irish Finance minister has said.