Tag: Philip Hammond

Ex-UK finance minister, Labour plot ways to block no-deal Brexit

LONDON: Former British finance minister Philip Hammond, who quit the government last week before Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, has held secret talks...

Britain’s bookish Hammond turns unlikely resistance chief

LONDON: Philip Hammond's decision to resign as Britain's finance minister should Boris Johnson become prime minister thrusts him into the frontlines of a brewing internal...

UK finance minister strikes blow as Johnson prepares to become PM

LONDON: British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never...

UK’s Hammond pledges to fight a no-deal Brexit from outside government

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday he would not stay in his job when the country's next prime minister takes over next week,...

Saudi king hosts British finance minister for talks

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted British finance minister Philip Hammond for talks in the western city of Jeddah on Sunday, state media said, amid...

UK would need fiscal headroom, and more, for a no-deal Brexit

LONDON: Britain would need to spend all its existing, 27 billion-pound "fiscal headroom" and more to offset the impact on the economy of a no-deal...

Warning PM rivals, minister says no deal would swallow Brexit war chest

LONDON: Finance minister Philip Hammond challenged the two rivals to become Britain's prime minister over their spending promises on Monday, warning that walking away from...

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister Hammond

LONDON: Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British finance minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday. Several...

UK’s Hammond warns of budget risks after Johnson pledges tax cuts  

LONDON: British finance minister Philip Hammond said candidates to replace Theresa May as prime minister should not make unaffordable spending or tax promises, a few...

UK finance minister ‘optimistic’ US and China will avoid trade war

LONDON: British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday he was optimistic that the United States and China would step back from a trade war...