Remember this from Sunday?
I'm told Treasury has now refused to produce the costings after all.
Labour source says: "This is an absolute slapdown for Tory ministers after they were caught red-handed trying to use civil service for political purposes in an unprecedented way."
sounds like there was a Whitehall kerfuffle over this with the Tories insisting it was normal practice outside of an election campaign (which doesn't formally start til tomorrow) but Cabinet Office - which would have co-ordinated it - held firm
Okay here’s the @FT story
Sajid Javid was embroiled on Tuesday evening in a furious row with Mark Sedwill, cabinet secretary, after the chancellor tried to use the government machine to put a price on Labour policies.
A total of nine policies were assessed, including Labour’s plans on education, health and for a 32-hour working week, which people briefed on the analysis said would carry a bill running to “hundreds of billions of pounds”.
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