The 50p rate simply does not bring in enough money to justify its own existence
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Too often government tries to "fix" communities whose problems can only truly be solved from within
Friday 28 September 2012
MPs condemn DWP for lax management of A4e and failure to identify malpractice
Thursday 30 August 2012
In their liability to tax, it seems, the rich are still different from the rest of us
Friday 10 August 2012
The Sports minister Hugh Robertson is urging people to watch the Paralympics and buy tickets for the events.
Friday 27 July 2012
Few Italians and even fewer foreigners make it to Friuli Venezia Giulia or Friuli VG as its known, the mountainous region north of Venice that borders Austria and Slovenia. But those who do are unlikely to regret it.
Monday 23 July 2012
Cowboy tax advisers who use avoidance schemes that push the law to its limits will be named and shamed, the Government said today.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Thousands of staff at the Home Office, including airport immigration workers, have voted to go on strike over jobs, pay and other issues, raising the threat of industrial action hitting the Olympics.
Monday 16 July 2012
Keith Allen has defended a forthcoming Channel 4 programme in which he is seen under the influence of drugs and said it is "insane" to suggest it glamorises their use.
Number of children living in vulnerable families to rise to one million by 2015, leading charities warn
Friday 06 July 2012
The number of children living in vulnerable families will see a dramatic rise to one million by 2015 unless urgent action is taken to protect them, three of the UK’s leading charities warn today.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
The NHS could start charging for some services and treatments within the next 10 years after new research suggests a further decade of austerity will leave the status-quo unsustainable.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Friday 29 June 2012
On Tuesday I had a minor operation at University College Hospital (UCH) in London. Nothing serious, you'll be disappointed to discover. Yet seven hours in the very bowels of our National Health Service, in a week when the Care Quality Commission reported that more than a quarter of NHS and social care services in England are failing to meet essential standards, prompted three main reflections on what it means to be British today. These are general sentiments, not policy prescriptions.
Monday 25 June 2012
Tax offices were closed today and calls to telephone inquiry lines were met with a recorded announcement because of a strike by tens of thousands of Revenue and Customs (HMRC) workers.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Downing Street sought today to play down a warning by Britain's most senior civil servant that the country could be facing a decade of spending cuts.
Thursday 07 June 2012
The ScotNats are adamant the country is clamouring for separateness, but it may not be that simple. By Andrew Grice
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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