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Times of Malta
Resignations or celebrations?Mark Antony begins his great speech in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with the wor
Resignations or celebrations?
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
Mark Antony begins his great speech in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with the words: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”. In his famous lines, he uses ‘reverse psychology’ to expose the shallowness of Brutus’ arguments. Brutus is an... Read more
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Times of Malta
He should have been stoppedWhen Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called in the press to announce the ‘resignat
He should have been stopped
Times of Malta / Posted 3 days ago
When Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called in the press to announce the ‘resignation’ of Michael Falzon as parliamentary secretary, following a damning report by the National Audit Office on the Gaffarena scandal, an unrepentant Dr Falzon said some... Read more
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This is West Country
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
This is West Country / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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guardian-series
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
guardian-series / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Harrow Times
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Harrow Times / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Gazette News
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Gazette News / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Bolton News
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Croydon Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Northern Echo
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayThe study suggests cuts to the numbers of staff working in NHS pharmacy and adm
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
The study suggests cuts to the numbers of staff working in NHS pharmacy and administration, the sharing of purchasing power between NHS trusts to get the best prices on goods and services, and cuts to the variation in how patients are treated to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
The hospitals with more room for pen-pushers than patientsThe Labour peer, asked by Jeremy Hunt to review productivity and performance, s
The hospitals with more room for pen-pushers than patients
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
The Labour peer, asked by Jeremy Hunt to review productivity and performance, said “slack attitudes” in the NHS had allowed office space to expand while wards were left mothballed. Lord Carter said “a significant amount of surplus land” in the NHS... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Shropshire Star
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day « Shropshire StarThe review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which occurs whe
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 3 days ago
The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which occurs when patients are medically fit to leave but care has not yet been organised in the community - is a bigger problem for NHS hospitals than previously thought. In the... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Daily Mirror
'Bed-blocking' crisis sees 8,500 trapped in hospital, costing NHS £1bn a yearThousands of patients ready to be released from hospital are stuck there becaus
'Bed-blocking' crisis sees 8,500 trapped in hospital, costing NHS £1bn a year
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
Thousands of patients ready to be released from hospital are stuck there because savage Tory cuts to social care mean they have nowhere to go. Experts say the move is a false economy because it means more older people are being admitted to hospital... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Kingston Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Oxford Mail
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Streatham Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Bury Times
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Bury Times / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Gazette
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every dayAround 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - cos
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health service £900 million a year and driving up use of the private sector, a report shows. The review into how the NHS can save cash found bed-blocking - which... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day The review found bed blocking is a bigger problem for NHS hospitals than prev
NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
The review found bed blocking is a bigger problem for NHS hospitals than previously thought Around 8,500 "bed-blocking" patients are stuck in NHS hospitals every day - costing the health... Read more
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Daily Mail
Will you help rebuild our country? Syrian refugee pleads with leadersJohn Kerry warns the Russians to stop bombing civilians in Syria as a conferenc
Will you help rebuild our country? Syrian refugee pleads with leaders
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
John Kerry warns the Russians to stop bombing civilians in Syria as a conference in London raises more than £7BILLION for refugees displaced by the fighting Talks with UK Foreign Secretary happened on the fringe of London summit Prime Minister... Read more
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Silicon Valley
U.K. tax deal with Google wasn't just about offshore havensThere may be even less than meets the eye to the U.K.'s controversial tax agree
U.K. tax deal with Google wasn't just about offshore havens
Silicon Valley / Posted 3 days ago
There may be even less than meets the eye to the U.K.'s controversial tax agreement with Google. After years of global public outrage and U.K. Parliament hearings over Google's shifting of billions in profits into a Bermuda mailbox, U.K. tax... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
U.K. tax deal with Google wasn't just about offshore havensThere may be even less than meets the eye to the U.K.'s controversial tax agree
U.K. tax deal with Google wasn't just about offshore havens
The Fremont Argus / Posted 3 days ago
There may be even less than meets the eye to the U.K.'s controversial tax agreement with Google. After years of global public outrage and U.K. Parliament hearings over Google's shifting of billions in profits into a Bermuda mailbox, U.K. tax... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ntata Analysis On Malawi Ruling DPP 2014The definitive sentiment underlining the DPP leadership philosophy under Presid
Ntata Analysis On Malawi Ruling DPP 2014
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The definitive sentiment underlining the DPP leadership philosophy under President Peter Mutharika is summarised in the sentiments that I heard top DPP officials express soon after the DPP electoral victory. It was May 2014 and the victory euphoria... Read more
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Londonist
Boris Johnson Accused Of "Stitching Up" The Garden Bridge For Heatherwick StudioMayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London are coming under increasing pressu
Boris Johnson Accused Of "Stitching Up" The Garden Bridge For Heatherwick Studio
Londonist / Posted 4 days ago
Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London are coming under increasing pressure over how the contract to design the Garden Bridge was won by Heatherwick Studio and Arup. There have been reports of meetings between Johnson, Joanna Lumley and Thomas... Read more
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The Register
UK govt right to outsource everything 15 years ago – civil service bossThe chief executive of the civil service, John Manzoni, has defended the govern
UK govt right to outsource everything 15 years ago – civil service boss
The Register / Posted 4 days ago
The chief executive of the civil service, John Manzoni, has defended the government's decision to outsource everything 15 years ago, telling MPs it was "what everyone did at the time". Speaking at a Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Largest windfarm for North SeaThe biggest offshore wind farm in the world – with turbines each taller than th
Largest windfarm for North Sea
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
The biggest offshore wind farm in the world – with turbines each taller than the Gherkin tower in the City of London – is to be built in the North Sea. The Hornsea Project One will feature 174 turbines, each 623ft tall, off the coast of Lincolnshire... Read more
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Times of Malta
Maltese newspapers reviewThe following are the top stories in Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta
Maltese newspapers review
Times of Malta / Posted 4 days ago
The following are the top stories in Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta says the government was yesterday forced to seek advice over whether one of the appointments of two lawyers nominated for magistrates would be in breach of the... Read more
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Times of Malta
Michael Falzon’s honourIn any democracy, a minister caught in a scandal never goes willingly. The resi
Michael Falzon’s honour
Times of Malta / Posted 4 days ago
In any democracy, a minister caught in a scandal never goes willingly. The resignation is put off until the minister’s position is truly untenable. Admittedly, in places like the UK, the last possible moment is usually reached within days; in Malta,... Read more
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Times of Malta
Extend Gaffarena scandal investigation to Castille, shadow minister tells police commissionerJustice shadow minister Jason Azzopardi this morning called on the Police Commi
Extend Gaffarena scandal investigation to Castille, shadow minister tells police commissioner
Times of Malta / Posted 5 days ago
Justice shadow minister Jason Azzopardi this morning called on the Police Commissioner to extend the investigation following the National Audit Office report on the Gaffarena scandal to Castille “where the scandal was hatched”. Addressing a news... Read more
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Times of Malta
NAO stands by its findings in Gaffarena scandalMichael Falzon resigned as parliamentary secretary on the same day the NAO repo
NAO stands by its findings in Gaffarena scandal
Times of Malta / Posted 5 days ago
Michael Falzon resigned as parliamentary secretary on the same day the NAO report was published but continued to deny any wrongdoing. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli The National Audit Office yesterday stood by its findings in the Gaffarena scandal,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Too many of our 'charities' are nothing of the sortBut strip away the more lurid aspects of this sorry saga, and you are left with
Too many of our 'charities' are nothing of the sort
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
But strip away the more lurid aspects of this sorry saga, and you are left with this. Kids Company wasn’t actually a charity. Nor was it a quango. Nor was it a department of government. It existed in a surreal twilight world, sustained by funding... Read more
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Times of Malta
Michael Falzon's resignation 'sign of respect' to National Audit OfficePrime Minister Joseph Muscat has insisted Michael Falzon’s resignation was a si
Michael Falzon's resignation 'sign of respect' to National Audit Office
Times of Malta / Posted 7 days ago
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has insisted Michael Falzon’s resignation was a sign of respect to the National Audit Office despite accusing it of vindictiveness. Asked this morning whether he agreed with Dr Falzon’s description of the NAO report into... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Auditor General Asks for Extension of Reports' Submission TimeAuditor General Edward Ouko is calling for a rethink of the constitutional dead
Auditor General Asks for Extension of Reports' Submission Time
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Auditor General Edward Ouko is calling for a rethink of the constitutional deadlines within which the Kenya National Audit Office (Kenao) should present its reports to Parliament. Mr Ouko spoke as he also disclosed that his report for the last... Read more
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International Business Times
Google's billions have 'no bearing' on the amount of UK tax it pays, executive insists A controversial tax structure that has allowed Google to store billions in prof
Google's billions have 'no bearing' on the amount of UK tax it pays, executive insists
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
A controversial tax structure that has allowed Google to store billions in profits from non-US sales in Bermuda "has no bearing" on the amount of tax the company pays in the UK, a senior executive at the internet giant has insisted. Peter Barron,... Read more
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Times of Malta
NAO report on Gaffarena scandal: The beginning of the end of Joseph Muscat - Simon BusuttilThe National Audit report on the Gaffarena scandal proved that this was the beg
NAO report on Gaffarena scandal: The beginning of the end of Joseph Muscat - Simon Busuttil
Times of Malta / Posted 8 days ago
The National Audit report on the Gaffarena scandal proved that this was the beginning of the end of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s government, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this morning. Speaking in Zejtun, Dr Busuttil said the report showed... Read more
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Times of Malta
Changing spaces in VallettaI have some questions on current plans for public spaces in Valletta and Floria
Changing spaces in Valletta
Times of Malta / Posted 8 days ago
I have some questions on current plans for public spaces in Valletta and Floriana. My first question is this: should the vacated Café Premier site be used by the Bibliotheca or by the Valletta local council? The upper floor of this beautiful... Read more
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asianage
Opposition labour party asks British government to explain Google tax dealGoogle's settlement of 130 million pounds was hailed by the government as a maj
Opposition labour party asks British government to explain Google tax deal
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
Google's settlement of 130 million pounds was hailed by the government as a major success but criticized by other parties The settlement of 130 million pounds ($185 million) for the period since 2005, was announced just over a week ago. Britain's... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Labour asks British government to explain basis of Google tax dealLONDON: Britain's opposition Labour party demanded on Sunday that the finance m
Labour asks British government to explain basis of Google tax deal
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
LONDON: Britain's opposition Labour party demanded on Sunday that the finance ministry explain how it arrived at a back tax payment by Internet giant Google that has put the government on the back foot. The settlement of 130 million pounds (US$185... Read more
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Reuters
Labour asks British government to explain basis of Google tax dealThe new Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Califo
Labour asks British government to explain basis of Google tax deal
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
The new Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California November 13, 2015. LONDON Britain's opposition Labour party demanded on Sunday that the finance ministry explain how it arrived at a back tax payment by Internet... Read more
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International Business Times
Google tax: Lord Lawson calls for radical overhaul of taxes The Google tax row shows corporation tax is "profoundly unsatisfactory" and sho
Google tax: Lord Lawson calls for radical overhaul of taxes
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
The Google tax row shows corporation tax is "profoundly unsatisfactory" and should be replaced with a levy on firms' British sales, according to the former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lawson. The UK should take the lead on much... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord LawsonThe corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord Lawson
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
The corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row over how much Google should pay in the UK, former chancellor Lord Lawson said. He told the Telegraph that corporation tax has "had its day" and should largely be replaced... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord LawsonThe corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord Lawson
Kingston Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
The corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row over how much Google should pay in the UK, former chancellor Lord Lawson said. He told the Telegraph that corporation tax has "had its day" and should largely be replaced... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord LawsonThe corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord Lawson
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
The corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row over how much Google should pay in the UK, former chancellor Lord Lawson said. He told the Telegraph that corporation tax has "had its day" and should largely be replaced... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord LawsonThe corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row
Corporate tax system needs radical overhaul after Google row - Lord Lawson
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 8 days ago
The corporate tax system should be radically overhauled in the wake of the row over how much Google should pay in the UK, former chancellor Lord Lawson said. He told the Telegraph that corporation tax has "had its day" and should largely be replaced... Read more
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