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British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Rishi Sunak: British Conservative politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has served as Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Chancellor Sajid Javid from July 2019 to February 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since the 2015 general election.

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Sunak: ‘Endlessly extending furlough’ isn’t the right thing [Video]

Sunak: ‘Endlessly extending furlough’ isn’t the right thing

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he won’t pretend it will be possible for people to return to the job they had as statistics show that around 695,000 UK workers have been removed from the payrolls of..

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Chancellor: Tax rumours are "pure speculation" [Video]

Chancellor: Tax rumours are "pure speculation"

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said rumours about possible tax hikes is "pure speculation" that he would not comment on, returning focus instead to the Kickstart scheme launching today, which will fund..

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Chancellor launches Kickstart job scheme [Video]

Chancellor launches Kickstart job scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak launches the Kickstart scheme, which will provide 6 month work placements to 18-24 year olds on state benefits, during an event in Canary Wharf, London today. Report by Connerv...

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Sadiq Khan calls on Government to extend furlough scheme [Video]

Sadiq Khan calls on Government to extend furlough scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calls on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to followFrance and Germany and entend the furlough scheme, or "hundreds of thousands"of Londoners face losing their job.

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Sunak on Brexit talks: ‘There remain gaps’ on big issues [Video]

Sunak on Brexit talks: ‘There remain gaps’ on big issues

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government is making “good progress” on Brexit deal negotiations with the European Union ahead of the December 31st deadline but adds that “there remain gaps on a..

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Sunak: We want to ‘provide fairness’ for school students [Video]

Sunak: We want to ‘provide fairness’ for school students

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government wants to provide “as much fairness as possible” for school students receiving their GCSE and A-level grades at a “very difficult time for young..

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Chancellor confirms 'hard times are here' as UK plunges into economic recession [Video]

Chancellor confirms 'hard times are here' as UK plunges into economic recession

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that the ONS figures confirm that "hard times arehere" as Britain officially entered into the largest recession on record. Thefigures showed the coronavirus pandemic sent..

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‘Hard times are here’ as UK falls into recession [Video]

‘Hard times are here’ as UK falls into recession

The UK has fallen into recession for the first time in 11 years after the coronavirus crisis saw the economy contract by a record 20.4% between April and June. Chancellor Rishi Sunak says today’s..

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Government’s plan for jobs aims to give public ‘fresh hope’ [Video]

Government’s plan for jobs aims to give public ‘fresh hope’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that the government’s plan for jobs aims to give the British public “new opportunities and fresh hope during an unquestionably difficult time”. Report by Patelr...

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Sunak asked whether France could be next on quarantine list [Video]

Sunak asked whether France could be next on quarantine list

Rishi Sunak has said that the government “keep everything under constant review” when asked whether France could be added to the UK’s quarantine list. France has seen a spike in coronavirus cases..

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Sunak: ‘We all want to see these crossings reduced’ [Video]

Sunak: ‘We all want to see these crossings reduced’

Rishi Sunak has said that he “sympathises with people’s frustrations” at seeing migrant boats crossing the English Channel. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Britain is urgently reviewing its social distancing rule and might be able to relax quarantine for travellers to help its economy recover from a coronavirus crisis collapse, the country's finance..
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UK might be able to change quarantine rules for travellers: Sunak

Britain's government is looking at options for its two-week quarantine for people entering the country and might be able to make changes to the rules, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.
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Finance minister says Britain to urgently review distancing rule

Britain will urgently review its two-metre social distancing rule as it tries to help the economy recover from a 25% coronavirus crisis collapse, finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
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UK will look at two-meter distancing rule urgently: Sunak

Britain's government will review its two-meter social distancing rule as a matter of urgency as it tries to help the country's economy recover from a 25% collapse after the onset of the coronavirus..
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Britain's Sunak picks ex-official Hughes to head budget watchdog

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday he had picked Richard Hughes, a former senior official at Britain's Treasury and the International Monetary Fund, as the next head of the country's..
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No trade-off between health and economy, Sunak says

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he did not see a trade-off between measures to combat the health impact of the coronavirus and the country's economic wellbeing, after government forecasters..
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UK does not face health versus economics choice over coronavirus: Sunak

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said the government was not facing a choice between slowing the spread of the coronavirus or protecting the economy.
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UK's Johnson 'improving' as he fights COVID-19 in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in..
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UK finance minister Sunak, 39, next in line to lead country after Raab

British finance minister Rishi Sunak would take responsibility for leading the country if Dominic Raab, currently standing in for hospitalised Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were also incapacitated.
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British health minister denies clash with finance chief over lockdown strategy

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday denied there was any disagreement with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak about when lockdown restrictions to fight the coronavirus could be lifted.
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UK finance minister Sunak is not self-isolating: Treasury source

British finance minister Rishi Sunak is not self-isolating after Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus, a source at the finance ministry said.
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Factbox: UK unveils $400 billion loan guarantee plan as coronavirus bites

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak said they were facing an economic emergency due to the coronavirus but that the government would do whatever it takes to..
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UK sees no need for its own U.S.-style travel ban: finance minister Sunak

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that Britain did not see the need for a U.S-style flying ban as part of its response to the spread of coronavirus.
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Britain's new finance minister keeps March 11 budget date

Britain's new finance minister Rishi Sunak said he will stick with the March 11 date for the government's first post-Brexit budget, dispelling speculation that the plans, likely to entail a big..
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Loyal and ready to spend, meet Britain's fast-track finance minister

Five years ago Britain's new finance minister Rishi Sunak wasn't even a member of parliament, now he is running the world's fifth largest economy.
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Meet Rishi Sunak, Britain's fast-track finance minister

Five years ago Britain's new finance minister Rishi Sunak wasn't even a member of parliament, now he is running the world's fifth largest economy.
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Rishi Sunak to be made UK finance minister: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will appoint Rishi Sunak as his new finance minister on Thursday, Sky News reported following the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid during a ministerial..
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Factbox: Five facts about Britain's Rishi Sunak

Following are five facts about Rishi Sunak, who British media said had been offered the job of finance minister by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Brexit law to return to parliament before Christmas: deputy FM Sunak

Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, adding that shortly thereafter the government..
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British PM Johnson's party manifesto will be out by next week: deputy minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election manifesto will be released by next week, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
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UK can afford to boost spending on no-deal Brexit preparations: minister

Britain is "turbocharging" preparations for leaving the European Union without a divorce deal and can afford to spend money doing so, junior Treasury minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.
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