A measure in George Osborne’s 2013 Budget which made no headlines outside the financial pages was the abolition of stamp duty reserve tax on UK-domiciled asset management funds. That may not sound like an attention grabber, but it was manna for Britain’s hedge-fund bosses, who by the Government’s estimate saw £145m drop off their companies’ collective annual tax bill.
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Tuesday 09 October 2012
Road users now facing increased toll charges at a busy Thames crossing have been “sold down the river”, an AA chief said today.
Monday 13 August 2012
A teacher who was left paralysed after breaking his neck in a freak welly-wanging accident on a school trip has lost his High Court claim for more than £5 million in damages.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
The Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, built in a former quarry, is about to become the UK's biggest.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Euan Burton offered no excuses after seeing his hopes of Olympic judo gold shattered with defeat to Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier in the men's under-81kgs at ExCeL.
Saturday 28 July 2012
The clock in the ExCel Arena was coming up to 9.50am when Ashley McKenzie’s Olympics came to an end after just 4min10sec.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
He's not saying he's going to do anything – he wants a debate about it.
Friday 08 June 2012
Corporate managers are being encouraged to unleash their inner air guitar and learn leadership skills from heavy metal luminaries at a seminar titled the Monsters of Rock'n'Roll Business.
Friday 25 May 2012
A hospital in Kent has launched an investigation into how a woman suffering from the deadly disease rabies was apparently turned away from its emergency department twice before her case was confirmed.
Friday 27 April 2012
A driver and three other men are facing prison sentences after admitting being involved in a plot to steal £1 million worth of gold and silver bullion.
Friday 20 April 2012
Given that Ann Widdecombe spent her prime promoting Victorian attitudes to abortion and homosexuality, you could argue she has some atoning to do, and her self-reinvention certainly makes a start.
Sunday 15 April 2012
A woman is believed to have been killed by a stallion in a field close to a hospital.
Sunday 15 April 2012
A new band of pilgrims will take to the Old Kent Road this week to relive The Canterbury Tales
Friday 16 March 2012
Keith Richards has apologised to bandmate Mick Jagger and admitted some parts of his autobiography Life "really offended" the singer.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Romford in Essex is the luckiest place to live in the UK, according to research carried out by the National Lottery.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Scotland Yard said security for the London Olympics had not been compromised after police documents were reportedly found on a train.
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