Philip Hammond

Irish DUP says it could ditch May's govt if Brexit deal passes

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 10:30 GMT

Leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Britain's government warned May that it could abandon her if she got her Brexit divorce deal through parliament.

Brexit uncertainty is depressing UK growth - finance minister

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Uncertainty over Brexit is depressing economic growth in Britain, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday

Britain's Hammond calls for very modest divorce from EU

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 - 02:10 GMT

Britain's finance minister called for a modest Brexit on Thursday that would keep the world's sixth-largest economy as closely aligned as possible.

China, UK vow to strengthen economic, financial cooperation

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 - 09:42 GMT

China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues.

UK budget to weigh austerity as Brexit clouds gather

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 - 11:29 GMT

Britain's Conservative government, facing severe pressure over Brexit and battling a sluggish economy, launches a budget fightback Wednesday.

Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 08:29 GMT

British finance minister Philip Hammond’s budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars.

UK government should drop budget surplus promise, says IFS

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 07:48 GMT

Philip Hammond’s aim to run a budget surplus by the mid-2020s risks being thrown off track next month if official forecasters rein in rosy assumptions about long-run growth.

London to remain global financial center after Brexit - UK's Hammond

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 06:57 GMT

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Monday said he is confident London would remain a global financial center.

Northern Ireland's DUP concerned over UK finmin Hammond

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 - 04:40 GMT

A small Northern Irish party which is keeping Britain's government in power has concerns over finance minister Philip Hammond.

Sterling long bets under pressure as Brexit noises grow

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 - 03:00 GMT

Britain's pound steadied on Wednesday as investors grew concerned on expectations of higher UK interest rates were reasonable given a backdrop of uncertain Brexit .

Hammond won't budget now for a 'no-deal' Brexit -Times

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 - 11:00 GMT

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond believes it would be irresponsible to spend taxpayers' money now in preparation for a "no-deal" exit from the EU.

Most top UK ministers agreed on need for Brexit transition period -Hammond

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - 09:22 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May's top team of ministers are increasingly convinced of the need for a transition period as Britain leaves the European Union.