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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Monday 25 February 2013
The City refused to panic over the loss of the UK’s AAA rating today as shares headed higher and sterling avoided a major sell-off.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric should be allowed to help choose the next Pope despite facing allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the former archbishop of Westminster said today.
Friday 11 January 2013
Broadcaster Andrew Marr is conscious and “responding to medication” while “continuing to progress” as he recovers in hospital following a stroke, the BBC said.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Andrew Marr, the TV presenter and journalist, has had a stroke, the BBC said today. The 53-year-old presenter of The Andrew Marr Show and Start the Week was taken ill on Tuesday and is recovering in hospital.
Monday 07 January 2013
Parents in households where one of them earns above £50,000 a year lost some or all of their right to child benefit at midnight despite a long campaign against the move.
Sunday 06 January 2013
David Cameron today defended controversial cuts to child benefit payments that come into effect at midnight, insisting the reforms were "fundamentally fair".
Sunday 16 December 2012
Boris Johnson intensified the pressure on David Cameron today by calling for a vote on Britain’s place in Europe before the next general election.
Danny Alexander warns firms who use legal tax avoiding schemes that payment is an 'obligation' not an 'option'
Sunday 09 December 2012
Multinational firms who use tax havens and other legal tax avoiding devices were told today that paying tax is not an “option” like putting money on a collection plate, but an “obligation”.
Sunday 02 December 2012
The amount of money that people will be able to pay into their pension pots without paying tax on it could be slashed by up to a third as part of a £1.8bn raid on tax relief.
George Osborne admits recovery is taking longer than expected and government will miss economic targets
Sunday 02 December 2012
George Osborne admitted it was taking longer for Britain to recover from the financial crisis than he hoped today amid warnings that the Government would miss its key economic targets..
Tuesday 27 November 2012
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten was forced to defend his role amid scathing criticism by MPs today.
Sunday 18 November 2012
The UK needs to “beef up” action against tax avoidance and subterfuge by big firms, Business Secretary Vince Cable said, accusing some of engaging in “systematic abuse”.
Monday 12 November 2012
Police and crime commissioners will take the “voice of the people” to forces across the country, Home Secretary Theresa May said yesterday as she attempted to drum up turnout ahead of the first elections for the positions on Thursday.
Sunday 11 November 2012
No end to the bloodletting as chairman’s own job comes under pressure, while broadcaster refuses to name executive who signed off on Newsnight report
Sunday 04 November 2012
The Government has made “a shambles” of its flagship criminal justice plans for elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs), Labour said today.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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