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AllAfrica.com
IMF Position On Economy RejectedRecent remarks by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the state of the Gha
IMF Position On Economy Rejected
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Recent remarks by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the state of the Ghanaian economy have not gone down well with businesses, labour and some economists in the country. These stakeholders have rejected the IMF's reference to the Ghanaian... Read more
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Money Marketing Online
Tax trap: Osborne under pressure over ‘hugely complicated’ IHT reformsPressure is growing on Chancellor George Osborne to amend reforms to a controve
Tax trap: Osborne under pressure over ‘hugely complicated’ IHT reforms
Money Marketing Online / Posted 2 days ago
Pressure is growing on Chancellor George Osborne to amend reforms to a controversial new inheritance tax allowance due to come into force from April 2017. Osborne announced plans to introduce a new main residence nil rate band as part of the July... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Google boss: International tax laws should be rewrittenAnd adds: "Some have suggested the settlement which concluded the audit was a ‘
Google boss: International tax laws should be rewritten
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
And adds: "Some have suggested the settlement which concluded the audit was a ‘sweetheart deal’, a cut-price tax rate. It was not ...And let’s be absolutely clear: politicians play no part in deciding and settling tax audits. They set the rules, HMRC... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Stamp duty changes have led to huge hole in receipts for OsborneStamp duty revenue was down January to October 2015 by £105m in London compared
Stamp duty changes have led to huge hole in receipts for Osborne
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Stamp duty revenue was down January to October 2015 by £105m in London compared to the same period in 2014. This comes a day after the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that financial market turmoil and slow pay growth may hamper Mr Osborne's... Read more
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express
Petrol prices set to rise in George Osborne's 2016 Budget DRIVERS are set to see higher prices at the pump as George Osborne plans to i
Petrol prices set to rise in George Osborne's 2016 Budget
express / Posted 5 days ago
DRIVERS are set to see higher prices at the pump as George Osborne plans to increase fuel duty in his Budget next month, according to industry experts. Petrol prices could rise as early as... Read more
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Zero Hedge
February 9Overnight Media Digest - Market anxiety spilled over into Asia early Tuesday,
February 9
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
Overnight Media Digest - Market anxiety spilled over into Asia early Tuesday, sending investors scurrying for havens like Japanese government bonds, where 10-year yields fell to zero percent for the first time. (http://on.wsj.com/1TPdXxd) - For... Read more
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Evening Standard
Markets fall but there’s no grounds for panicThe London stock market may be steadier today after its fall yesterday and desp
Markets fall but there’s no grounds for panic
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
The London stock market may be steadier today after its fall yesterday and despite the nervy state of Tokyo investors but there’s no denying that overall the markets are jittery. This is not irrational. There has been a flight from bank stocks —... Read more
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Money Marketing Online
Will Osborne be tempted to ‘inappropriately spend’ pension tax reform windfall?An influential think-tank has warned George Osborne he risks putting people off
Will Osborne be tempted to ‘inappropriately spend’ pension tax reform windfall?
Money Marketing Online / Posted 5 days ago
An influential think-tank has warned George Osborne he risks putting people off saving in the long-term if he uses funds raised from radical pension tax relief reform to pay for short-term giveaways. The Chancellor is expected to set out fundamental... Read more
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heraldscotland
Heir to Dave, not Maggie. Will strategy of Scots Tory leader pay off?07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Deadline for councils to accept cash deal … Mi
Heir to Dave, not Maggie. Will strategy of Scots Tory leader pay off?
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Deadline for councils to accept cash deal … Minister signals moves on opt out organ donations … Google chief given multi-million share package … Discarded orange peel blighting Ben Nevis. Front pages Exclusive: Her... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scots Tory leader distances herself from Thatcher. Will it work?07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Deadline for councils to accept cash deal … Mi
Scots Tory leader distances herself from Thatcher. Will it work?
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
07.00 BBC Good Morning Scotland Deadline for councils to accept cash deal … Minister signals moves on opt out organ donations … Google chief given multi-million share package … Discarded orange peel blighting Ben Nevis. Front pages Exclusive: Her... Read more
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Daily Record
Storm Osborne to wreak havoc as new wave of Tory cuts poised to batter BritainBRACE yourselves for Storm Osborne – as the Tories are forecast to lash Britain
Storm Osborne to wreak havoc as new wave of Tory cuts poised to batter Britain
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
BRACE yourselves for Storm Osborne – as the Tories are forecast to lash Britain with even more spending cuts. The Chancellor has got the wind up because slow wage growth and a weakening economy could blow a £7billion hole in his Budget... Read more
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Scotsman
‘Tax rises or spending cuts’ to meet George Osborne’s budget Chancellor George Osborne may find it hard to stick to his vow to balance the
‘Tax rises or spending cuts’ to meet George Osborne’s budget
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may find it hard to stick to his vow to balance the books by 2019-20. Picture: PA Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
George Osborne will only become Prime Minister if he fixes the deficitThe Chancellor’s economic problem is thornier. Major’s post-1992 economy was bo
George Osborne will only become Prime Minister if he fixes the deficit
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
The Chancellor’s economic problem is thornier. Major’s post-1992 economy was booming; Osborne’s isn’t. The crucial problem, as outlined by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in its latest Green Budget, is that the fiscal plans upon which he has built... Read more
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express
Financial misery as Osborne could be made to hike taxes or slash spending, economists warn GEORGE Osborne may need to impose extra spending cuts or tax rises at very sh
Financial misery as Osborne could be made to hike taxes or slash spending, economists warn
express / Posted 5 days ago
GEORGE Osborne may need to impose extra spending cuts or tax rises at very short notice to balance the Treasury's books, a report by leading economists warned... Read more
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Gazette News
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spen
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'
Gazette News / Posted 5 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned. With a surplus of just £10... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Lower growth forecasts leave George Osborne facing a shortfallWHEN George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, addressed Parliament in November on
Lower growth forecasts leave George Osborne facing a shortfall
Namibia Economist / Posted 6 days ago
WHEN George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, addressed Parliament in November on the state of the public finances, he pulled a huge rabbit of a hat. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), an independent body, upgraded its forecasts of tax revenue,... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spen
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned. With a surplus of just £10... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spen
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned. With a surplus of just £10... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spen
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 6 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned. With a surplus of just £10... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020' The Chancellor has set a target of balanced books by 2020 Chancellor George
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
The Chancellor has set a target of balanced books by 2020 Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to... Read more
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Evening Standard
Help-to-buy rush shows state of London housingThe least surprising news of the year is that the Chancellor’s Help to Buy sch
Help-to-buy rush shows state of London housing
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
The least surprising news of the year is that the Chancellor’s Help to Buy scheme to encourage first-time buyers in London is wildly popular. Developers in outer boroughs — the £600,000 cap excludes many inner London properties — have been... Read more
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International Business Times
UK government may be forced to impose sudden tax rises to reach 2019 surplus target Chancellor George Osborne may be forced to hike taxes or impose further spendin
UK government may be forced to impose sudden tax rises to reach 2019 surplus target
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may be forced to hike taxes or impose further spending cuts "with very little notice" if he wants to meet his surplus target, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said in a damning report. The respected think tank said... Read more
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Evening Standard
Osborne’s income tax pledge ‘may have to be funded by deeper cuts’George Osborne may have to impose tax rises or even more painful spending cuts
Osborne’s income tax pledge ‘may have to be funded by deeper cuts’
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
George Osborne may have to impose tax rises or even more painful spending cuts to meet his general election pledge for income tax cuts for millions of middle-class and lower-income workers, leading economists warned today. He could even be forced to... Read more
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BBC News
Osborne's big worry - lack of wage growth - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Osborne's big worry - lack of wage growth
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Here's a... Read more
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BBC News
Tax rise risk from George Osborne's 'inflexible' budget target - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Tax rise risk from George Osborne's 'inflexible' budget target
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Tax rise risk from George Osborne's... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spen
Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'
Croydon Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned. With a surplus of just £10... Read more
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Daily Mirror
George Osborne may have to 'hike taxes and cut spending' to balance the bookshikes to balance the books, a top think tank has warned. Slowing wage growth a
George Osborne may have to 'hike taxes and cut spending' to balance the books
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
hikes to balance the books, a top think tank has warned. Slowing wage growth and the weakening economy could blow a £7billion hole in the Chancellor's spending plans, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies The shortfall will leave him with a... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Bagehot's notebookDavid Cameron’s EU endgameThe “emergency brake” is only symbolic, but it will p
Bagehot's notebook
Namibia Economist / Posted 9 days ago
David Cameron’s EU endgameThe “emergency brake” is only symbolic, but it will probably work IT TELLS you a lot about David Cameron’s dinner in London last night with Donald Tusk that the press could not subsequently decide whether it was a coup or a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Food bank helping Kendal's neediest families receives £11k boostA FOOD bank helping some of Kendal's neediest families has been awarded £11,000
Food bank helping Kendal's neediest families receives £11k boost
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
A FOOD bank helping some of Kendal's neediest families has been awarded £11,000. King's Food Bank, based at the Shakespeare Centre, says it can continue to employ its part-time manager - the only paid member of staff - and pay rental costs, thanks... Read more
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Christian Today
Universal Credit: 'Unacceptable delays' and cuts will leave working families worse offUniversal Credit, a new system of welfare payments being rolled out by the gove
Universal Credit: 'Unacceptable delays' and cuts will leave working families worse off
Christian Today / Posted 11 days ago
Universal Credit, a new system of welfare payments being rolled out by the government, will leave people worse off according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith has overseen... Read more
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birminghammail
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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chroniclelive
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
chroniclelive / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
Reading Evening Post / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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walesonline
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugeesPM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to
The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees
Liverpool Echo / Posted 11 days ago
PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan when he sets out details of the deal hammered out with Brussels to Parliament. The Prime Minister's statement in the Commons will be a first... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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Gazette
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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BBC News
Universal Credit leaves working families worse off, IFS says - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Universal Credit leaves working families worse off, IFS says
BBC News / Posted 11 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Universal Credit leaves working... Read more
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Harrow Times
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Harrow Times / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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This is West Country
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
This is West Country / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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Gazette News
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Gazette News / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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Bolton News
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Bolton News / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners Iain Duncan Smith's plan to wrap up most means-tested benefits into one payme
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Iain Duncan Smith's plan to wrap up most means-tested benefits into one payment have been dogged by problems Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Working families will suffer under Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reformsIn a major report the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said single parents wi
Working families will suffer under Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
In a major report the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said single parents with jobs and two-earner couples on low incomes will lose out as a result of the Tory Work and Pensions Secretary’s new Universal Credit system. “The long run effect of... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaignersTroubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families
Welfare reforms slammed by charity campaigners
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 11 days ago
Troubled welfare reforms will reduce benefits for millions of working families and leave the "poorest running up the down escalator", it has been claimed. Critics have seized on three reports on universal credit that have been published separately... Read more
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