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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.
Shelter says unemployment and high cost of living are leaving household on a ' knife-edge'
Figure is £1 billion higher than in the previous period
Comments come after Nigel Farage said he would not stand in the way of Ukip candidates making constituency-level deals
Pressure group want leadership to differentiate from Conservatives
Mark Hawthorn wrongly claimed £88,000 over nine years
William Nye claims Duchy of Cornwall’s £847m property empire is a ‘force for social good’
Labour leader seeks voters’ trust on economy, as Osborne is told deficit has risen year-on-year
A three day event, dubbed the 'London Anniversary Games', will be held at the Stratford stadium in July
Economy has been damaged by the biggest cut in defence spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles
Vladimir Putin today formally decreed the French actor Gérard Depardieu to be a Russian citizen.
Five million people, including three million women, are paid below the living wage
Benefits capped, growth forecasts slashed and austerity plans extended to 2018: Chancellor breaks bad news in Autumn Statement
Hard-pressed drivers were given some respite as Osborne scrapped the fuel duty rise
Our Chief Economics Commentator sets the scene for this week's statement
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.