The Government has pledged £30 million in funding for actress Joanna Lumley’s vision, as it plans to sell off £20 billion state assets
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Friday 03 February 2012
Every so often, observers of our body politic have to pinch themselves. Did they really hear that? Did the minister say that? So it proved yesterday, when the Chief Secretary to the Treasury was dragged to the Commons Chamber to answer an urgent question from Labour on the revelation that the head of the Student Loans Company had his salary paid gross to a private company, enabling him to reduce his tax and national insurance payments.
Friday 03 February 2012
Britain's most senior civil servant personally signed off on a deal that allowed the head of the Student Loans Company to avoid paying thousands of pounds in tax and national insurance.
Thursday 05 January 2012
The Government plans to force the very rich to pay higher taxes in an attempt to allay public fears that its spending cuts are hurting people on low and middle incomes the most.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
The Government is pressing ahead with legislation to enact its controversial public sector pension reform in the new year, even though an agreement has not been reached with unions to end the bitter dispute.
Friday 02 December 2011
The Government believes there is a "very realistic possibility" of reaching a broad deal on public sector pensions by the end of the year despite Wednesday's huge strike by workers and threats of further industrial action.
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