There are still 60 days to go until the budget on November 22, but people are already second-guessing the chancellor’s plans. A tax grab is expected, despite the surprise fall in public borrowing, which was supposed to spare the nation another squeeze. Philip Hammond must demonstrate to public sector workers and students that he feels their pain, which probably means cutbacks to the tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthy. It’s not the season to make nice to rich homeowners and investors.
The Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye Getty ImagesThe northernmost island in the Inner Hebrides, Skye has suddenly become sexy. Not, however, because of the gobsmacking beauty, the food or the wonders of Lewisian gneiss — which is a rock, not a traditional pudding. As with many other places, its new-found sex appeal comes thanks to American television. This time it’s Outlander, the tartan-noir drama, which is shot in Scotland and has made the Highlands and, in particular, Skye, a new hotspot.
First, the good news. The government is said to have recognised that housing is a priority. Insiders make the surprising claim that previous statements on the issue may not have been based on a full awareness of the size of the crisis and its impact on electoral prospects. The bad news is that ministers’ room for manoeuvre may be limited.
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Selecting a term
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