A measure in George Osborne’s 2013 Budget which made no headlines outside the financial pages was the abolition of stamp duty reserve tax on UK-domiciled asset management funds. That may not sound like an attention grabber, but it was manna for Britain’s hedge-fund bosses, who by the Government’s estimate saw £145m drop off their companies’ collective annual tax bill.
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Thursday 02 May 2013
Members of a Women’s Institute who thought it would be fun to dress up as pirates for a meeting were left feeling embarrassed when their light-hearted gesture went wrong.
Ken Clarke calls Ukip 'a collection of clowns' and claims some of the party's supporters are racist and wouldn't vote Tory
Sunday 28 April 2013
Clarke also agreed with David Cameron's view that the party contained 'fruitcakes and closet racists'
Friday 12 April 2013
The international authority on postgraduate business education, the Association of MBAs (AMBA), has reported a 17 per cent growth in membership numbers.
Julia Gillard makes national apology over forced adoption policy, as she survives leadership challenge
Thursday 21 March 2013
Julia Gillard remains Australia's prime minister after she threw her job open to a leadership ballot but no one was willing to run against her.
Friday 22 February 2013
Reams of 'unedifying' internal documents show corporation's 'meltdown'
Tuesday 12 February 2013
City scribblers think the time to buy Icap will come, but it is not quite yet. The interdealer broker has been caught up in the Libor scandal and US authorities are now reportedly investigating it as part of a widening inquiry into Libor interest rate rigging.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Protesters yell 'thief' as former banker Luis Barcenas leaves after three-hour examination
Monday 04 February 2013
Spain's opposition Socialist Party called yesterday for the resignation of the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, over a corruption scandal as a poll showed the lowest support on record for his centre-right People's Party (PP).
Tuesday 18 December 2012
The BBC and ITV formally apologised to Lord McAlpine at the High Court today for “disastrously” and falsely linking him to child sex abuse allegations at a Welsh care home.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Germany's Greens are proud to be Europe's most powerful environmentalist party but as is often said: pride comes before a fall.
It's going to be expensive: BBC has already spent £200,000 on staff legal costs in Jimmy Savile inquiries
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The BBC has already spent more than £200,000 in legal fees investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
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- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent