The 50p rate simply does not bring in enough money to justify its own existence
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Thursday 07 June 2012
Experts say Alex Salmond has a mountain to climb if his party is to win a 'Yes' vote in the referendum
Monday 04 June 2012
Britain faces painful choices over the future of public services as an ageing population and a growing obesity epidemic threaten to push the nation's finances back into the red, a leading think-tank warned today.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Children were frightened by protesters who descended on Nick Clegg's street, the Deputy Prime Minister said today.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Hundreds of anti-cuts protesters held an "alternative street party" in the road where Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lives.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Union leaders today warned that Britain could face a year of strikes by public sector workers if the increasingly bitter row over pensions is not resolved.
Monday 07 May 2012
David Cameron's flagship Big Society project lacks a clear vision and strategy and is being hampered by widespread cuts, according to an independent audit of the first two years of the initiative.
Friday 04 May 2012
I have a confession to make that will destroy what cred I ever had. I loved the Spice Girls. When my daughters were small, they would sit glued to the box watching the glammy, glitzy airheads. I was gutted when I couldn't come with them to a concert, but I did make it to a Destiny's Child gig.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
An influential committee of MPs today demanded a "radical" rethink of the Government's Private Finance Initiative, branding the model for attracting private cash into public sector projects expensive and unsustainable.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
For all the turmoil of recent years, the impact of the financial crisis is only just being felt
Saturday 14 April 2012
Firms which find ways to dodge paying tax are facing a PR disaster which could hit their shares.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Direct action group UK Uncut is to stage a series of street parties "with a twist" in the run-up to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics, including plans to block roads.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
The annual number of new applications to take children into care has passed the 10,000 mark for the first time, new figures show.
Sunday 08 April 2012
There are some things no politician can be against: equality used to be the most fashionable aspiration, now it's transparency. Indeed, on the basis that no one could argue for its converse, opacity, we are all in favour of transparency now. There was once a time when the emperor's new clothes made him look ridiculous; today it's all the rage for those who govern to parade naked.
Friday 06 April 2012
Union incensed at Government's decision to increase pension contributions and retirement age while holding down teachers' pay.
Thursday 05 April 2012
Calls to 0800 numbers could be free from mobiles as part of attempts to fight consumer confusion about costs.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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