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2014/04/16 14:07
2014/04/16 14:07
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New research has shown that while 73% of students will have some tuition fee debt written off, the majority will still be paying off their loans into their 50s. The research conducted by the...
2014/04/16 14:07
2014/04/16 14:07
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2014/04/14 21:45
2014/04/14 21:45
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Showing the benefits of the union, rather than what could be lost under independence, might be a better tactic, writes Peter Jones Better Together’s campaigning, as nationalists continually point...
2014/04/14 08:24
2014/04/14 08:24
4d
For years, George Osborne has opposed what he describes as "unfunded tax cuts": those that are not paid for by a tax rise or a spending cut elsewhere. As recently as February 2013, he told the...
2014/04/13 02:09
2014/04/13 02:09
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Labour allowed the SNP to become the party of the NHS, nuclear disarmament and free education, while it has become the party of the benefits cap, immigration controls and weapons of mass destruction....
2014/04/12 01:53
2014/04/12 01:53
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She calls it: "Heartbreaking, truly astonishing, I've never seen anything like this." Emma Cross is a senior Macmillan Cancer Support benefits adviser, and she says delays in Iain Duncan Smith's new...
2014/04/11 05:19
2014/04/11 05:19
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Tens of thousands of struggling council tax payers are being chased by bailiffs after a shock rise in bills. A staggering 600,000 householders have been summonsed to court and 87,000 – including many...
2014/04/10 09:53
2014/04/10 09:53
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A new research has warned of a sharp rise in education debt levels in Britain, with three in four graduates still paying off student loans in their fifties. The study entitled “Payback Time?” was...
2014/04/10 07:20
2014/04/10 07:20
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The vast majority of students will still be paying back university tuition fee loans when they are in their early 50s, and many will never repay their debt, according to research. A new study...
2014/04/07 16:23
2014/04/07 16:23
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Gordon Brown first started talking about the “squeezed middle” in 2009. His successor as Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has used the phrase countless times since then, and Labour has made tackling the...
2014/04/05 13:18
2014/04/05 13:18
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Saturday 5th April 2014 | 12:14 Labour: Cameron lives on another planet. His claims that people are better off show how out of touch he really is - Dugher Michael Dugher MP, Vice-Chair of the Labour...
2014/04/05 06:24
2014/04/05 06:24
13d
The letters, on 10 Downing Street headed notepaper, are being paid for by the taxpayer rather than the Conservative Party, as they are being treated as part of the Government's efforts to publicise...
2014/04/04 14:09
2014/04/04 14:09
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SOURCE: Institute for Fiscal Studies The IFS added that the numbers of those paying IHT were also poised to quadruple, from just 2.6pc of those dying in the 2009-10 tax year to 10pc in 2018-19 (the...
2014/04/04 00:37
2014/04/04 00:37
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Over the summer the Canadian academic, Kevin Page, will review the work of the OBR. Unlike those other external reviews, the Page probe is not examining allegations of staff misconduct or...
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2014/04/03 23:51
2014/04/03 23:51
15d
The party has calculated that, by the time of the general election in May 2015, households will be on average £974 a year worse off due to measures introduced by the Coalition. It said families with...
2014/03/28 12:24
2014/03/28 12:24
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One does not need to study Conservative policy for long to identify the group the party is most concerned with attracting. The year began with David Cameron promising to maintain the “triple lock” on...
2014/03/27 16:23
2014/03/27 16:23
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Cathy Newman checks it out If truth is the first casualty of war, then you’d expect plenty of spin, evasiveness and downright lies in tonight’s chancellors’ debate – the opening salvo in the election...
2014/03/26 02:45
2014/03/26 02:45
24d
THE independence debate is resolving into a battle over who owns the soul of Scottish social democracy – SNP or Labour? Both parties claim a passion for social justice, but Labour denies the SNP can...
2014/03/23 03:51
2014/03/23 03:51
27d
WINNER: George Osborne stunned the Opposition with last week’s Budget [PA] Instead, he fell back on his old, tired class war speech. That he did a better job than Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls did in...
2014/03/23 03:09
2014/03/23 03:09
27d
Yet there was much to criticise in the "silver surfer" Budget. The abolition of the annuities scam is certainly welcome - pensioners were forced to take out fixed income-for-life contracts which were...
2014/03/22 23:17
2014/03/22 23:17
27d
Last week in this column I asked George Osborne to think like a Northerner in his Budget. His answer was to give us a cut in bingo tax and a penny off beer. I can see his election slogan now – buy...
2014/04/16 14:07
2014/04/16 14:07
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