Cost of living – latest: Rishi Sunak will face calls from Wales for more winter support

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Rishi Sunak is expected to face a new wave of pressure to provide more help during the winter period to those struggling due to the cost of living crisis.

Welsh Prime Minister Mark Drakeford will use the Anglo-Irish Council summit on Thursday to re-establish a “constructive dialogue with the Prime Minister” following a breakdown in communication between the two countries under former Prime Minister Liz Truss.

A Welsh Government spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister will raise the impacts of the cost of living crisis and the further action that is needed to help people cope with the very difficult challenges of the winter period.

It comes after Sir Iain Duncan Smith warned of a wave of ‘deep concern’ through Conservative Party ranks if Rishi Sunak announced tax hikes in next week’s autumn budget.

The former Conservative leader said Sky News that it is now ‘pretty clear’ there will be a recession in Britain, but warned ministers that if they ‘try to hammer us too hard with tax hikes they will actually sink us deeper deep in recession” – simultaneously hurting the party’s chances in the next general election.

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Rishi Sunak will face calls from Wales for more winter support

Rishi Sunak is expected to face a new wave of pressure to provide more help during the winter period to those struggling due to the cost of living crisis.

Mark Drakeford will use the Anglo-Irish Council summit on Thursday to restore “a constructive dialogue with the Prime Minister” following a breakdown in communication between the two countries under Liz Truss.

A Welsh Government spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister will discuss a range of issues with the Prime Minister later this afternoon.

“In particular, the Prime Minister will raise the impacts of the cost of living crisis and the additional actions that are needed to help people cope with the very difficult challenges of the winter period.

“The Prime Minister also welcomes the return of a constructive dialogue with the Prime Minister.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 11:53 am

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‘Not the Brexit I wanted’ – Next boss says UK needs more foreign workers

The boss of the distribution giant Next appealed to the Government to let more foreign workers into the UK as he warned Brexit immigration policies were hurting the economy.

Lord Simon Wolfson, who was a prominent Brexit supporter, told the BBC that it was ‘not the Brexit I wanted’ given the immigration crackdown that has worsened Britain’s labor shortage.

He said: “We have people lining up to come to this country to pick crops that are rotting in the fields, to work in warehouses that otherwise wouldn’t be usable, and we’re not letting them in.

“And we need to take a different approach to economically productive migration.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 11:25 a.m.

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Matt Hancock takes on ‘Tentacles of Terror’ in latest ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ trial

Matt Hancock is seen trapped in a cage partially submerged in underwater water as he dives to collect stars in his latest I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! test.

The former health secretary, who was first seen on screen on the ITV show on Wednesday night, was elected to stand in Thursday’s Tentacles of Terror Bushtucker trial.

As a preview of the challenge, the 44-year-old chases stars to earn meals for camp while dodging the claws of small crayfish.

Hosts Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin watch Hancock tackle the lawsuit, with Donnelly commenting: “You have to hold your breath for a long time…”

He later adds, “Well, we’re coming down, your air pocket is getting smaller…”, to which McPartlin jokes, “What did you call it?” and Donnelly jokingly replies, “Air hole…”

Matt Hancock tackles ‘terrifying’ underwater task in second bushtucker try

Emily Atkinson10 November 2022 11:02

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UK not doing its part to tackle global hunger crisis, warns David Miliband

The world has looked away from the spiraling global hunger crisis for too long, David Miliband warned, as the “tell-tale signs” of famine profile East Africa.

Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are facing the longest drought in 40 years. Water sources are drying up, crops are failing and livestock are dying in a place where agriculture and smallholder farming are the norm.

Louise Boyle has this exclusive report:

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 10:40 am

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‘Whore !’ – Tory minister doesn’t like Hancock singing

The Northern Ireland Secretary joked he could vote to see Matt Hancock face bushtucker trials the I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! based on his singing.

Charlie Heaton-Harris played an audio clip from the show during an appearance on AML in which Mr. Hancock can be heard singing an excerpt from “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.

Asked if the former Health Secretary had ever sung to him, Mr Heaton-Harris replied: ‘Not like that. Crikey. It deserves a vote, doesn’t it. Whore.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 10:25 am

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Social care promise in doubt as Rishi Sunak ‘to delay cost cap until 2025’

A Tory promise to ‘fix’ broken Britain Social Protection system by imposing a cost cap has been questioned, with Rishi Sunak is about to announce a major delay.

Boris JohnsonThe flagship social care policy would not be introduced until 2025, which is expected to save at least £1billion a year.

This means that the Prime Minister and his Chancellor Jeremy Hunt won’t have to present the cap in the fall of next week Budget – postpone the question until the next spending review.

Emily Atkinson10 November 2022 10:00

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Matt Hancock ‘drove dyslexia into the realm of failure’, says Labor

Matt Hancock ‘drove dyslexia into the realms of failure’ by continuing I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!said a Labor shadow minister.

Asked if he thought the former health secretary’s time on the show would make a difference for people with dyslexia, Peter Kyle replied: ‘No, no, I don’t. not.

“I think everyone knows it’s not believable to say he’s going to the jungle to talk about dyslexia.”

The Northern Ireland shadow secretary explained that as a dyslexia himself it is ‘hurtful’ that Mr Hancock claims he joined the ITV reality show to draw attention to the learning difficulty.

“I want dyslexia to be associated with success,” he said. “Because those of us who have overcome the obstacles that dyslexia, or severe dyslexia, puts in our way, I think we can point to the attributes we have gained from that experience – that actually help us in life. .

“But, again, Matt Hancock just dragged dyslexia into the realm of failure,” Mr Kyle said.

“He is there because he failed as a politician elsewhere. We know why he is there. It pains me that dyslexia is attached to failure again.

Mr Kyle said he, along with other people with dyslexia, wants to ‘change the conversation’ to focus on the positives and the ‘pathways to success’ it can open up.

“But, unfortunately, Matt Hancock dragged him into the gutter,” he said.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 09:39

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Sir Iain Duncan Smith warns of ‘deep concern’ if Sunak raises taxes

Sir Iain Duncan Smith has warned of a wave of “deep concern” through Conservative Party ranks if Rishi Sunak announces tax hikes in next week’s autumn budget.

The former Conservative leader said Sky News that it is now ‘pretty clear’ there will be a recession in Britain, but warned ministers that if they ‘try to hammer us too hard with tax hikes they will actually sink us deeper into recession” – simultaneously hurting the party’s chances at the next general election.

“It will be a big concern if we go over tax hikes because, as I said, it is absolutely a fact that tax hikes will make the recession worse,” Sir Iain said.

“It’s not going to go particularly well because a lot of people and economists also think it’s going to be a [problematic] decision to be made. I think he needs to focus on finding the expenses [cuts].”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 09:20

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Rishi Sunak said utilities needed £43billion a year to ‘stand still’

Rishi Sunak has been warned that public services need an extra £43billion a year just to “stand on their feet”, as his government prepares to make deep cuts in a bid to balance the books.

The Trades Union Congress (YOU KNOW) said the prime minister must “protect” frontline services and workers’ pay from the impact of inflation and Liz Truss’ disastrous mini-budget.

Research from the TUC and the New Economics Foundation shows that an additional £43bn a year will be needed by 2024-25 so that spending on public services remains at the level indicated in the government’s spending review. ‘last year.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 09:01

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Tom Peck: The chance to see the “real” Matt Hancock? Oh Mat. We already have. More than you’ll ever know

Emily AtkinsonNovember 10, 2022 08:50

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