Chancellor has demanded £11.5bn in spending reductions, with most Whitehall departments required to find savings of up to 10%
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Wednesday 17 March 2010
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Britain's public sector deficit is "a dark black cloud" holding back the economy, Tory leader David Cameron warned today.
Monday 01 March 2010
Conservative plans to slash inheritance tax would effectively abolish the tax "for practical purposes", shows research by the leading accountants, Grant Thornton, for The Independent. In the proposals by the shadow chancellor George Osborne, unveiled in 2007, the threshold would be raised from the present £325,000 to £1m.
Saturday 20 February 2010
The longest serving external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee is to step down.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
Thursday 17 December 2009
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Tory moderates have attacked climate change sceptics as “flat-earthers” and urged David Cameron to show Churchillian leadership on the issue if he becomes prime minister.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Shadow business secretary Kenneth Clarke said the Conservatives would privatise the Royal Mail if it wins the next general election.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Several MPs have challenged a demand for them to repay tens of thousands of pounds in expenses because they rented homes from relatives.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
David Cameron was struggling to maintain party discipline as divisions over Europe marred the opening day of the Conservative conference.
Sunday 27 September 2009
Tuesday 08 September 2009
David Cameron added a former Cabinet minister, Sir George Young, to his front team today to add much needed "depth and experience" to the Tory leadership.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Business leaders are more upbeat about the prospects of economic recovery than at any time since the recession began, according to a poll for The Independent.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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