George Osborne refused to rule out a cut in the top rate of tax from 45p to 40p today as the Conservatives and Labour clashed over the economy.
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Thursday 14 April 2011
David Cameron will today make the provocative claim that communities across Britain are being damaged by the record levels of immigration of the last decade.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Nick Clegg claimed today that "birth has become destiny" for many youngsters as he set out the Government's strategy to improve social mobility.
Saturday 02 April 2011
The US economy added 216,000 jobs last month, with the gains driving the country's unemployment rate to a two-year low of 8.8 per cent, according to official figures released yesterday.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Eric Daniels will be removed tomorrow from the shortlist of candidates being considered to become the next chairman of Aviva, the insurance group, following an outcry from investors.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Former Labour minister Lord Hutton has set out proposals for wide-ranging reforms to public sector pension schemes. These are his main recommendations:
Thursday 17 February 2011
Britain will get to decide on 5 May whether the "first past the post" system for electing MPs should be reformed after Peers gave in to the House of Commons in a late-night battle of wills.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
The Lords tonight refused to back down over measures which would make the proposed referendum on changing the voting system for Westminster elections binding only if turnout was higher than 40%.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Labour was accused last night of attempting to sabotage plans for electoral reform by stealth, after Peers voted to make this May's referendum binding only if the voter turnout was above 40 per cent.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Saturday 05 February 2011
The world's largest economy added a mere 36,000 jobs last month, far lower than forecast, as the severe winter weather weighed on the rate of job creation, official figures showed last night
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Israel's defence minister, Ehud Barak, abruptly quit as leader of the Labour Party yesterday, plunging the party into disarray and casting a shadow over prospects for peace.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Ministers announced a series of changes yesterday to plans for a £12bn high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham in an effort to avert a Conservative rebellion against the scheme.
Saturday 18 December 2010
Friday 17 December 2010
Black applicants have less than a one in a 100 chance of being recruited to Britain's Civil Service fast track, figures published for the first time reveal.
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