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Spending Review: Chancellor George Osborne hints Tories would make further welfare cuts rather than increase taxes after next election
Thursday 27 June 2013
While respected fiscal think tank criticises George Osborne's decision to continue the freeze on council tax
Campaign to reward homeless man who returned diamond engagement ring hits $175,000 - and that total is still rising with 72 days to go
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Billy Ray Harris had a hunch Sarah Darling would return for her valuable ring, so decided to take care of it rather than pawn it
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Britain’s poorest households - already struggling to cope with falling wages, rising living costs, and a series of cuts to tax credits and benefits - are about to receive another blow. And very few of them know it’s coming.
Friday 18 January 2013
Q. I rented a house from August 2008 to August 2009, paying rent and all bills to the end of August 2009. The house was rented from Real Properties (Doncaster) Ltd, whose registered office was in Retford, Nottinghamshire. This company has since gone into liquidation.
Monday 10 December 2012
Actor is the latest high profile figure to leave France after a series of wealth tax hikes
Monday 30 July 2012
Residents of the staggeringly wealthy Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles are so tired of driving over potholes that they have asked the city council of the equally plush Beverly Hills next door to annex their community in an effort to get them fixed.
Saturday 30 June 2012
Stockton, California, has now filed for Chapter 9 protection, making it the largest US city to declare bankruptcy.
Government urged to take "aggressive steps" to increase home-ownership or face huge housing benefit costs
Wednesday 27 June 2012
By 2060, the state will need to spend an extra £8.13 billion on Housing Benefit for older people, says new report
Friday 08 June 2012
Unpublished estimates show 5,000 homes may be registered in ways to avoid property taxes
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Tuesday 20 March 2012
George Osborne, who will cut the 50p top rate of tax to 45p in tomorrow's Budget, will leave the door open to a further cut to 40p before the next general election.
Monday 19 March 2012
Chancellor reveals he will crack down on tax dodgers as 'Quad' meets for final time to thrash out details
Friday 17 February 2012
End of controversial property tax breaks leaves the Pope facing €600m-a-year bill
Monday 16 January 2012
Nick Clegg is demanding a "tax the rich" Budget in March to head off growing fears that the Coalition will lose public support because its deficit-reduction programme is seen as unfair on ordinary families.
Monday 16 January 2012
Lib Dems call for rich to pay mansion tax.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth