Paul Dales, chief United Kingdom economist at Capital Economics, said: 'The unexpected resignation of Sajid Javid and the promotion of Rishi Sunak could mean that fiscal policy will provide an even bigger boost to GDP growth over the next few years than we already expected.
Smith had been widely praised for helping to end political deadlock that left Northern Ireland without a regional government and assembly for three years.
Priti Patel and Dominic Raab have remained in their positions as Home Secretary and Forgeign Secretary respectively. Others were promoted, including Suella Braverman to the position of attorney general and Anne-Marie Trevelyan to the post of worldwide development secretary.
Until Mr Javid's exit, the most surprising move by the Prime Minister had been the sacking of Mr Smith just weeks after brokering the deal which restored the powersharing administration in Stormont.
But allies of the axed minister said it was "absolute crap" to suggest Johnson and Number 10 had not been kept informed of the process and details of the deal.
Former culture secretary Baroness Nicky Morgan had already said she was leaving her role, while Leadsom, Villiers and McVey were all sacked.
Former Tory leadership contender Ms McVey said she was "very sorry to be relieved of my duties".
People enter Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 where DBS headquarters is situated in Singapore on February 12, 2020. The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore is now at 47 as of Tuesday's update from the Ministry of Health.
The actor and Aussie model divorced in 2013 after three years of marriage, but have remained close for the sake of their son. When your tattoo is just dot and dashes, it's understandable, but Bloom's artist has already said that he's ready to fix it.
Agée de 39 ans, la sœur d'Alexandra Lamy et son compagnon, Thomas Sabatier, sont les parents de Léo, né en juin 2016. Nul doute que son clan, déjà très soudé, saura lui apporter tout le soutien dont Audrey Lamy a besoin.
In hindsight, the front-nine ball striking display was particularly impressive given Woods' lack of preparation for the week. But the back nine was a battle all the way, starting with a tee shot into the left rough at the 10th.
The Phoenix Suns guard will play in the NBA's annual showcase this Sunday in Chicago, the league announced Thursday. Devin Booker has been named by Adam Silver as an injury replacement to the 2020 All-Star Game for Damian Lillard .
Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 103 goals on 1,283 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 41 goals on 470 shots. Nikita Kucherov tallied four points in the two wins against the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Pittsburgh Penguins .
Team captain Steven Stamkos (lower-body injury) was scratched, and Mathieu Joseph was recalled from Syracuse of the AHL. Kucherov extended his point streak to 11 games, during which he has 10 tallies and 10 assists.
116 nouveaux décès dans la province de Hubei — Virus
Les ministres européens de la Santé se sont donné rendez-vous jeudi à Bruxelles pour se pencher sur le sujet. Ces augmentations spectaculaires s'expliquent notamment par le changement de définition d'un cas de Covid-19.
Mel Tucker lays out his blueprint for Michigan State
He spent 2005-08 with the Browns - the first three as defensive backs coach and the fourth as defensive coordinator. Tucker, 48, has one season of college football head coaching experience, a 5-7 campaign at Colorado last season.
New Tupac Movie Claims He's Alive & in New Mexico
A new film is being made, exploring the possibility that Tupac faked his own death and is living in New Mexico . Boss revealed that he wants he Tupac fans to see the film and decide whether they believe the conspiracy or not.