The amount paid by households towards the cost of policing looks set to rise by up to five per cent this year as the Government faces a potential show down with its flagship Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who are demanding above inflation increases in council tax to combat swingeing budget cuts.
George Osborne refused to rule out a cut in the top rate of tax from 45p to 40p today as the Conservatives and Labour clashed over the economy.
Visit of the Environment Secretary to the Somerset Levels lambasted as a ‘publicity stunt’ by angry campaigners
Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
It’s a tough life at the House of Commons. Aperitifs are in short supply, the Cajun food is poor and there is a dearth of ‘fresh game’ on the lunchtime menu.
No fracking will take place at a site in West Sussex which was at the centre of large-scale protests last year, energy company Cuadrilla has told residents.
Workers could be asked to put a bigger slice of their income into their pension scheme under plans being considered by the Conservative Party.
It's not just the poor who are subject to occasional feelings of entitlement
One of Britain's most wanted tax fugitives has been arrested in Cyprus.
First he was imprisoned. There he died after being denied medical treatment. Then he was put on posthumous trial. Now the Russian lawyer who dared to expose a £140m fraud is accused of perpetrating the crime himself
Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…
A 1969 Lancia Fulvia Spider Fiorio & Maglioli will be sold today by auctioneers Coys at the NEC in Birmingham and is expected to fetch as much as £220,000.
They feel misrepresented as 'fat cats' and are alarmed by cuts in the legal aid budget
The Chancellor has branded 2014 the 'year of hard truths'
Campaigners say Coalition must tackle ‘in-work poverty’
Taxpayers' money is going to private landlords who keep their housing benefit tenants in slum-like conditions