Philip Hammond

A £50 billion Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is a price worth paying

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Quitting the EU was never just about cash: most people who voted Leave were prepared for a costly, painful process

A sensible Budget and stronger banks – what could go wrong?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

One week you’re fighting to survive the dance-off amid vicious backstage rivalries, the next you’re scoring a perfect ten from…

Dear Chancellor, we can’t make the bricks to build your homes

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The Chancellor sounded purposeful when he declared that he’ll do ‘whatever it takes’ to boost the rate of housebuilding —…

The Tories urgently need a boost from Philip Hammond’s Budget

18 November 2017 9:00 am

The Budget this Wednesday represents this government’s best, and perhaps its last, chance to regain the political initiative. Ever since…

Does Theresa May’s zombie government even want to survive?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Dealing with a hung parliament was never going to be easy, but no one quite foresaw the decay which now…

Will the budget clamp down on Venture Capital Trusts?

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Watch out for a budget clampdown on the tax advantages of Venture Capital Trusts, warns Jonathan Davis

Philip Hammond can build his way out of trouble

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Sometimes in life the biggest risk you can take is to play it safe. This is the predicament of Philip…

The plotters who want Theresa May out think time is on their side

14 October 2017 9:00 am

‘Worst week ever’ is one of those phrases that journalists are, perhaps, too quick to use. Alastair Campbell once quipped…

Theresa May’s exit strategy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Nearly all Tory MPs now agree Theresa May should stay on as Prime Minister. She must get the party through…

Portrait of the week

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared to wrest control of plans for Brexit from cabinet rivals, while…

These candlelit vigils symbolise mourning for the dead, and for a civilisation

24 June 2017 9:00 am

How much longer can it go on? Deaths caused by terrorism are always followed now by candlelit vigils, a minute’s…

Red Theresa’s manifesto

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The Prime Minister’s election strategy is to discard ideology

The Conservatives are being dragged leftwards

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It would be easy to dismiss Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the Labour party’s election campaign this week on the grounds…

If the Tories can't do a Budget right, how will they handle Brexit?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

After Philip Hammond delivered his Budget last week, he went to speak to a meeting of Conservative backbench MPs. Several…

Philip Hammond’s budget disaster

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Some Budgets are historic, most are boring and a small number can be remembered as a disaster. After just a few months, Philip…

Philip Hammond knows he's unsackable. He's still not taking risks

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Chancellors often enjoy a Budget for the chance it gives them to show off. They enjoy wrong-footing their opponents with…

Philip Hammond's school days

10 December 2016 9:00 am

The young Philip Hammond was a right-leaning, Telegraph-reading, teacher-challenging dance entrepreneur

Philip Hammond – just about managing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

From the moment she arrived in 10 Downing Street, Theresa May has been commendably clear about her economic priorities for…

May and Hammond’s promises to business are just window-dressing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May likes to give a kitten-heeled kicking to conference audiences, even when they are police officers or her own…

The economic consequences of Philip Hammond

19 November 2016 9:00 am

What are now called ‘fiscal events’—the Budget and the Autumn Statement—have become the biggest dates in the Westminster calendar. The…

Why Philip Hammond should be getting ready to break up RBS

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The new series of The Missing is surely the gloomiest television of the year. But it has nothing on the…

Order, order! Theresa May must call time on ministerial bickering

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Even by the accelerated standards of modern politics, this is fast. Three months after the Chancellor was appointed, the Treasury…

Beware of Tory complacency

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The Conservative party conference in Birmingham this week seemed a remarkably relaxed affair. The European question has been settled. Seldom…

Chris Mullin’s diary: The air lobby always gets what it wants

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Any day now, the government will make its long delayed announcement on whether a third runway should be built at…

Theresa May’s first Tory conference as PM was a love-in for the right

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May doesn’t use an autocue for her speeches. She feels that reading off a screen at the back of…