Mini-budget 2022: pound crashes as chancellor cuts stamp duty and top rate of income tax – live

Mini-budget 2022: pound crashes as chancellor cuts stamp duty and top rate of income tax – live

Good evening. Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced the biggest raft of tax cuts for half a century. Read on for the key points from today's mini-Budget – and a calculator for how they impact your finances. But, first – the headlines... Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines Wolf Hall author dies | Dame Hilary Mantel, the award-winning writer, has died "suddenly yet peacefully" aged 70. She was best known for her epic Wolf Hall Trilogy. Broadcaster James Naughtie, chairman of the …