Both sides know that the top rate of income tax is mainly symbolic
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
Revelling in the latest growth figures, George Osborne lifted Balls-baiting to a new plane. He was asked an unusually long list of super-friendly questions by euphoric Tory backbenchers. Ones that in the secret dreams of the MPs involved, invite the answer: “Yes. My honourable friend has absolutely hit the nail on the head with that spiffing question correctly mentioning our long-term economic plan, allowing me to lay into the Opposition, and qualifying him for early promotion.”
Saturday 25 January 2014
Shadow Chancellor would shift the burden of the deficit to the rich, raising £10bn in three years
Friday 24 January 2014
Treasury ministers came under fire from economists today after they insisted that living standards were finally beginning to rise for the vast majority of workers.
Thursday 23 January 2014
Outlook Singaporeans may be angry at the fund manager Anton Casey for his loathing of the ordinary folks on their island. But they shouldn't be surprised.
Nick Clegg challenges Coalition partners to deliver £140 income tax cut to 20m workers by scrapping Tory plans
Monday 06 January 2014
Deputy Prime Minister wants the Chancellor to ditch breaks for married couples and employee shareholders
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Desperate to plug the UK's deficit, the Treasury is clamping down on loopholes allowing the wealthy to avoid duty
Thursday 05 December 2013
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Prime Minister said austerity measures will remain in place past 2018 but would like to “extend” tax breaks for married couples when possible
Exclusive: Nick Clegg' plans to raise personal tax allowance 'will help better-off more than low-paid'
Wednesday 20 November 2013
IPPR study also called into question his claim that raising allowance to £10,500 would mean a tax cut of £100 a year
Monday 18 November 2013
A former Chief Rabbi has been arrested in Israel following a fraud inquiry.
Sunday 17 November 2013
A call for the personal income tax allowance to be raised to £10,500 a year has led to fresh skirmishes between Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats and his Conservative coalition partners.
Saturday 12 October 2013
Shelter says unemployment and high cost of living are leaving household on a ' knife-edge'
Saturday 12 October 2013
The coffee chain Caffè Nero paid no corporation tax for the third year in a row despite making a pre-tax profit of £21.1m, up 11 per cent on last year, according to its latest accounts.
Friday 11 October 2013
Figure is £1 billion higher than in the previous period
Monday 30 September 2013
Comments come after Nigel Farage said he would not stand in the way of Ukip candidates making constituency-level deals
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