Ed Balls could consider increasing the top rate of tax to 55p or even 60p if he became Chancellor, former Trade minister Digby Jones claimed today.
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Wednesday 09 June 2010
Why Danny? After David Laws we needed another Liberal as Chief Secretary and for reasons which no one has established we got Danny Alexander. Maybe his function is dinner. Maybe he's the fellow you take on the long escape march because you need something to eat halfway across the wilderness.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Politicians, trade union leaders and members of the public were invited today by the Government to engage in the debate on how to cut the budget deficit and ensure Britain lives within its means.
Monday 07 June 2010
The nation's leading tax experts have warned the Treasury that it risks "unintended consequences" from rushing capital gains tax (CGT) reform.
Thursday 27 May 2010
George Osborne's stock among businessmen has risen since he became Chancellor and announced plans for £6bn of public spending cuts.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
The Government today defended £6.2 billion of spending cuts announced on Monday as necessary to tackle the "economic mess" inherited from Labour.
Monday 17 May 2010
Former chancellor Alistair Darling is to quit front-bench politics after more than two decades, he said today.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Friday 07 May 2010
Labour's share of the vote in Scotland bucked the national trend by increasing as Conservative hopes of adding to their single seat dwindled.
Thursday 06 May 2010
Outlook The European Union's economic and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn was careful not to plant his size 10 boots all over the British election yesterday, noting only that the "first and foremost challenge" for the winner will be to come up with "a convincing, ambitious programme of fiscal consolidation". Still, the latest economic forecasts that Mr Rehn was presenting did rather give the lie to some of the themes of this election campaign.
Monday 19 April 2010
Sunday 04 April 2010
Friday 02 April 2010
What does Alistair Darling have in common with Sir Francis Dashwood (1708-1781), founder of the notorious Medmenham Friars?
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Civil servants will for the first time help Britain's political parties to stitch together a post-election agreement if the general election results in a hung parliament.
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
The Chancellor's Budget plans to reduce the fiscal deficit will not prevent a downgrade in Britain's cherished AAA sovereign debt credit rating, it emerged yesterday.
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