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2015/08/02 20:32
2015/08/02 20:32
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The finding by officials in the House of Commons Library could put a question mark over George Osborne’s claim that his measures will “make work pay.” Labour asked the officials to calculate the...
2015/08/02 20:32
2015/08/02 20:32
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2015/08/01 22:45
2015/08/01 22:45
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Riddle of single tier pension spreads fear Those unhappy with the level of state pension to which they are eligible can boost what they receive each week by purchasing NICs. Picture:...
2015/07/28 21:12
2015/07/28 21:12
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But, in fact, this was nothing to write home about. If the economy had continued growing at the pre-crisis pace, output would have been at least 10 per cent bigger. Achieving that would have been the...
2015/07/28 16:24
2015/07/28 16:24
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Like its counterparts across the border – with the curious exception of Harriet Harman – the incumbent Welsh Labour government has been vocal in its opposition to the planned tax credits cuts...
2015/07/24 09:43
2015/07/24 09:43
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Dear Mr Duncan Smith, Thank you for your detailed response to our letter which we have read carefully. We have the following observations to make. Whilst we welcome your view that the welfare system...
Read more at Ekklesia, Ekklesia
2015/07/22 11:58
2015/07/22 11:58
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TEACHERS’ union leader Simon Jones has warned that changes to student finance will not just put East Lancashire young people off going to university but learning at school as well. He reacted to...
2015/07/22 10:40
2015/07/22 10:40
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GOVERNMENT BORROWING hit its lowest rate for seven years in June as income tax receipts rose in the same month to the highest level since records began, figures from the Office for National Statistics...
2015/07/22 07:08
2015/07/22 07:08
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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne launched a new front in his austerity push yesterday as he challenged some government departments to find spending cuts of up to 40 per cent by the...
2015/07/21 22:47
2015/07/21 22:47
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The Chancellor defended the decision to abolish maintenance grants which help the poorest students pay for living costs, replacing them with loans. It comes after an independent think tank said this...
2015/07/21 15:09
2015/07/21 15:09
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... Former Labour minister Kim Howells described Labour's leadership election as a "total shambles". See 11.47am • Andy Burnham, the leadership candidate, admitted Labour's welfare rebellion was " a...
2015/07/21 07:23
2015/07/21 07:23
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... LABOUR REBELS DEFY PARTY LEADERSHIP IN WELFARE REFORMS VOTE Forty-eight Labour rebels have defied the party leadership to vote against the Government's welfare reforms. Leadership contender...
2015/07/20 14:57
2015/07/20 14:57
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Andy Burnham has called for a reform of property and land taxation, and said he would consider introducing a Land Value Tax. The levy on the unimproved site value of land is favoured by many...
2015/07/20 05:20
2015/07/20 05:20
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Labour MPs have been challenged by Plaid Cymru not to “betray” Wales today and are urged to vote against the UK Government’s plans for welfare changes. The nationalist party argues that the...
Read more at walesonline, Independent
2015/07/19 16:57
2015/07/19 16:57
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Listening to Dame Glynis Breakwell, vice-chancellor of the University of Bath, it sounds as though the cash crisis on the horizon won’t be felt so much by those who paid for the privilege of learning,...
2015/07/19 11:09
2015/07/19 11:09
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Mundell responded by calling for an end to “contrived complaints” and urged the SNP government to work in a “shared space” with Westminster on the welfare changes. The gulf between the two sides...
Read more at heraldscotland, Scotsman
2015/07/16 07:23
2015/07/16 07:23
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HEALTH SECRETARY GIVES DOCTORS SEVEN-DAY CONTRACT ULTIMATUM Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will give the British Medical Association (BMA) six weeks to negotiate on changes for hospital consultants and...
2015/07/16 06:45
2015/07/16 06:45
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... of kids in poverty ‘are in working families’ The number of children living in poverty in working families has risen dramatically in recent years. Picture: Contributed ALMOST two-thirds of...
2015/07/15 16:09
2015/07/15 16:09
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While 9% of those surveyed said the Scottish Parliament should impose higher income tax rates, just over a quarter (26%) want them to be cut, according to the study by Survation. Two-fifths (42%)...
2015/07/15 14:46
2015/07/15 14:46
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The Budget was of course, the event of last week in Westminster. The Chancellor’s announcement of a National Living Wage surprised many members and while a welcome and positive move, many low-income...
2015/07/14 06:20
2015/07/14 06:20
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The UK Government has fought back against attacks on its flagship living wage policy with the Treasury claiming 12% of the Welsh workforce – among the highest levels in Great Britain – will gain from...
2015/08/02 20:32
2015/08/02 20:32
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