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Daily Telegraph
NHS ambulance trust allegedly 'rehired six senior managers after spending £1m making them redundant'One paramedic, who was employed by the Trust as a training official, is believe
NHS ambulance trust allegedly 'rehired six senior managers after spending £1m making them redundant'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 hours ago
One paramedic, who was employed by the Trust as a training official, is believed to have returned to help prepare student paramedics in the case of staff shortages. His estimated £50,000 salary is not understood to have changed, although he is now... Read more
12h
heraldscotland
The Brexit side: divided, disgraceful and victoriousBut when the result from Sunderland came through – a 61% vote for Leave – the m
The Brexit side: divided, disgraceful and victorious
heraldscotland / Posted 12 hours ago
But when the result from Sunderland came through – a 61% vote for Leave – the mood turned and UKIP sensed victory was looming. Farage’s party – through a toxic blend of populism and xenophobia – had helped turn a referendum on the EU into a straight... Read more
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18h
heraldscotland
How Brexit won They unleashed immigration and left a toxic legacy of hate and divisionBut when the result from Sunderland came through – a 61% vote for Leave – the m
How Brexit won They unleashed immigration and left a toxic legacy of hate and division
heraldscotland / Posted 18 hours ago
But when the result from Sunderland came through – a 61% vote for Leave – the mood turned and UKIP sensed victory was looming. Farage’s party – through a toxic blend of populism and xenophobia – had helped turn a referendum on the EU into a straight... Read more
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23h
Daily Mirror
Apple pays a tax bill of £17m despite UK sales of £1.3bn20 per cent. Staff bonuses and admin costs were also deducted to keep the tax b
Apple pays a tax bill of £17m despite UK sales of £1.3bn
Daily Mirror / Posted 23 hours ago
20 per cent. Staff bonuses and admin costs were also deducted to keep the tax bill to £16.8million. Jonathan Isaby, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “This is yet another reminder of how public confidence in our insanely complicated tax code has... Read more
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express
BBC splurges MILLIONS on private healthcare for fat-cats – and YOU'RE paying EXCLUSIVE: THE BBC is splurging millions of pounds on private health insuranc
BBC splurges MILLIONS on private healthcare for fat-cats – and YOU'RE paying
express / Posted yesterday
EXCLUSIVE: THE BBC is splurging millions of pounds on private health insurance for corporation fat-cats, Express.co.uk can reveal. BBC bosses spent £553,000 on private... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Bin collections every 3 weeksOLDHAM Council has revealed plans to reduce bin collections to just once every
Bin collections every 3 weeks
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
OLDHAM Council has revealed plans to reduce bin collections to just once every three weeks. The authority is set to consider the plans with an aim to boost recycling rates and save money with changes to how rubbish and recycling is collected across... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
The minority must redeem its image nowFeature Article of Friday, 17 June 2016 “The corruption of every government be
The minority must redeem its image now
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 9 days ago
Feature Article of Friday, 17 June 2016 “The corruption of every government begins always with that of principles“ -Charles de Montesquieu. And thou shalt not take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perveteth the words of the righteous”... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Halton Council children's services director becomes Cheshire West And Chester chief executivepast five years, as head of the children and enterprise at Halton and as childr
Halton Council children's services director becomes Cheshire West And Chester chief executive
Liverpool Echo / Posted 10 days ago
past five years, as head of the children and enterprise at Halton and as children’s services at Chester. According to The Taxpayers’ Alliance lobby group in 2015, Mr Meehan was the second top earner at the council behind chief executive David Parr... Read more
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express
NHS figures reveal staff receiving massive £50k pensions more than doublesand 2010, pay for NHS trust chief executives rose by 121 per cent, and many of
NHS figures reveal staff receiving massive £50k pensions more than doubles
express / Posted 10 days ago
and 2010, pay for NHS trust chief executives rose by 121 per cent, and many of those are now retiring. Alex Wild, of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, said: “These figures further highlight the enormous gulf that has opened up between public and private... Read more
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This is West Country
'Golden goodbyes' at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital - good housekeeping or should the cash go on frontline services?The initiative, which all 4,000-plus employees are invited to apply for, comes
'Golden goodbyes' at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital - good housekeeping or should the cash go on frontline services?
This is West Country / Posted 10 days ago
The initiative, which all 4,000-plus employees are invited to apply for, comes as the trust running the hospital recruits dozens of overseas nurses - although it is unlikely to allow pay-offs for ward nurses. Bosses say the nationally-approved... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Firefighters accused of 'wasting taxpayers' cash' to rescue pigeonsWitnesses were stunned by the scale of the two rescue operations, involving thr
Firefighters accused of 'wasting taxpayers' cash' to rescue pigeons
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Witnesses were stunned by the scale of the two rescue operations, involving three fire engines, in the centre of Croydon, in south London, on Monday. Firefighters were called to help the pigeons trapped in netting "Lots of people in our block of... Read more
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express
Cash-strapped police force forks out £4m on iPadsand said the move will increase the amount of time they can spend on the beat.
Cash-strapped police force forks out £4m on iPads
express / Posted 14 days ago
and said the move will increase the amount of time they can spend on the beat. The move will cost £3.9million but the TaxPayers’ Alliance questioned whether the money could be better spent elsewhere. Related articles Burglar jailed after... Read more
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express
Aid billions ‘are like free BAR TAB’ says TaxPayers’ Alliance chief exec MINISTERS have been warned that continuing to ring-fence billions of pounds o
Aid billions ‘are like free BAR TAB’ says TaxPayers’ Alliance chief exec
express / Posted 14 days ago
MINISTERS have been warned that continuing to ring-fence billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money for foreign aid is like “giving drunks a free bar tab”. Last year Foreign... Read more
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walesonline
Campaign highlights Kinnocks' £10m EU earningscosts even though, as a married couple, they lived in the same house in the Bel
Campaign highlights Kinnocks' £10m EU earnings
walesonline / Posted 15 days ago
costs even though, as a married couple, they lived in the same house in the Belgian capital between 1995 and 2004. The TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign manager Susie Squire yesterday attacked the scale of the earnings. She said: “It does seem an... Read more
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express
EU SUPERSTATE (step 1): Fury over plans for European-wide ‘tax harmonisation’ PROPOSALS to introduce a European Union-wide tax system has infuriated Britis
EU SUPERSTATE (step 1): Fury over plans for European-wide ‘tax harmonisation’
express / Posted 16 days ago
PROPOSALS to introduce a European Union-wide tax system has infuriated British taxpayers - who fear the move is yet another flagrant step in Brussels’ attempt to build a... Read more
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Daily Mirror
After Brexit, Boris Johnson the PM would axe public services and ramp up taxesto be. She quotes Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliott, in 2010 while wo
After Brexit, Boris Johnson the PM would axe public services and ramp up taxes
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
to be. She quotes Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliott, in 2010 while working for the right-wing pressure group the Taxpayers’ Alliance, as saying: “What we want is spending cuts. With some political guts… absolutely. We’ve ­actually... Read more
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This is West Country
Council spending £3.2m of your money - but won't say what onA WHOPPING £3.145 million of your money is being spent on a highways project in
Council spending £3.2m of your money - but won't say what on
This is West Country / Posted 17 days ago
A WHOPPING £3.145 million of your money is being spent on a highways project in Taunton - but you're not supposed to know what it's for. The spending was hidden in a council report outlining a number of highways projects around the county, although... Read more
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express
15 BBC bosses earning more than the Prime Minister AND YOU’RE PAYINGREVEALED: EIGHT executives at the BBC are making DOUBLE the Prime Minister sa
15 BBC bosses earning more than the Prime Minister AND YOU’RE PAYING
express / Posted 18 days ago
REVEALED: EIGHT executives at the BBC are making DOUBLE the Prime Minister salary. BBC director-general Tony Hall is one of a host of executives who earn more than the Prime... Read more
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Contractor UK
Limited companies engulfed in IT contracts rowunrelated to each other, in two separate instances of alleged nepotism. The fi
Limited companies engulfed in IT contracts row
Contractor UK / Posted 20 days ago
unrelated to each other, in two separate instances of alleged nepotism. The first instance, branded “astounding” by the Taxpayers’ Alliance, centres on a Surrey-based college boss, who is accused of awarding IT contracts worth £177,000 to her... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Beware the 'dangerous lies' from Michael Gove and Boris Johnson on the NHSpolitical benefit. Meanwhile, many of the key campaigners trying to drag Brita
Beware the 'dangerous lies' from Michael Gove and Boris Johnson on the NHS
Daily Mirror / Posted 23 days ago
political benefit. Meanwhile, many of the key campaigners trying to drag Britain out of Europe were leading lights in the Taxpayers’ Alliance – an organisation that is no friend of working people, public services or perhaps even government... Read more
24d
Luton Today
Exclusive: Two Luton councillors summoned to court for not paying council tax – but Town Hall chiefs refuse to name theminto his/her private life but it is an intrusion that a councillor must be take
Exclusive: Two Luton councillors summoned to court for not paying council tax – but Town Hall chiefs refuse to name them
Luton Today / Posted 24 days ago
into his/her private life but it is an intrusion that a councillor must be taken to have accepted when taking office.” The Taxpayers’ Alliance has said that residents in Luton “have every right to be angry that their money is being spent pursuing... Read more
24d
Tax-News.com
TPA Criticizes Scope Of UK Sugar Taxby Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London01 June 2016 The Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA)
TPA Criticizes Scope Of UK Sugar Tax
Tax-News.com / Posted 24 days ago
by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London01 June 2016 The Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA) has said that there are drinks that will not be subject to the UK's new sugar drinks industry levy that contain more sugar than those... Read more
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Evening Standard
Anger over NHS gym membership plan for obese peoplesigned up 725 people to free gym memberships, but at the end of the four months
Anger over NHS gym membership plan for obese people
Evening Standard / Posted 26 days ago
signed up 725 people to free gym memberships, but at the end of the four months, only 160 people were still using them. Taxpayers’ Alliance chief executive Jonathan Isaby said: “Local residents will be asking if this can possibly be good use of... Read more
26d
express
Demand for cost control sparked as benefits bill increased with £4bnsaid replacement of a number of other benefits also contributed. But Jonathan
Demand for cost control sparked as benefits bill increased with £4bn
express / Posted 26 days ago
said replacement of a number of other benefits also contributed. But Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Taxpayers deserve better – it turns out that the benefits bill is a long way from being brought... Read more
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Daily Star
Gym’s free for tubbies on benefitsmoney on schemes which don’t deliver results means less is available for essent
Gym’s free for tubbies on benefits
Daily Star / Posted 27 days ago
money on schemes which don’t deliver results means less is available for essential services” Jonathan Isaby from the Taxpayers’ Alliance Gym user Katie Logan, 21, a Worcester barmaid, said: “It’s our money that could just fund them having a... Read more
27d
International Business Times
Sugar Tax is targeted at the poor, campaigners Taxpayers' Alliance claims The sugar tax will "hit poorest families hardest", campaigners claim. The Taxpa
Sugar Tax is targeted at the poor, campaigners Taxpayers' Alliance claims
International Business Times / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will "hit poorest families hardest", campaigners claim. The Taxpayers' Alliance, who are working to axe the levy, say that the controversial sugar tax will place a burden on the poor, by charging taxes on fizzy drinks, which are... Read more
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27d
Daily Telegraph
Ken Clarke: More than £150m a year is spent keeping 4,000 prisoners in British behind bars indefinitelyKnown as IPP sentences, the open-ended penalties were introduced in 2003 by the
Ken Clarke: More than £150m a year is spent keeping 4,000 prisoners in British behind bars indefinitely
Daily Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
Known as IPP sentences, the open-ended penalties were introduced in 2003 by the then Home Secretary David Blunkett, in order to appease the electorate following the brutal murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne. The new sentences were intended to hold... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest' | Irish Examiner Monday, May 30, 2016 - 06:54 am The UK's sugar tax will b
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Irish Examiner / Posted 27 days ago
| Irish Examiner Monday, May 30, 2016 - 06:54 am The UK's sugar tax will be an... Read more
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27d
Belfast Telegraph
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest' The TaxPayers' Alliance said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt f
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
The TaxPayers' Alliance said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account... Read more
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27d
Nottingham Post
Man ordered to pay back £21,000... in £200 installmentsA jobless man who fiddled more than £21,000 in benefits could spend the rest of
Man ordered to pay back £21,000... in £200 installments
Nottingham Post / Posted 27 days ago
A jobless man who fiddled more than £21,000 in benefits could spend the rest of his life paying it back. Robert Miller was ordered by magistrates to repay £20 a month – meaning it could take the 47-year-old a total of 88 years to clear the... Read more
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Scotsman
Sugar tax on soft drinks will be ‘burden on the poor’will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual ma
Sugar tax on soft drinks will be ‘burden on the poor’
Scotsman / Posted 27 days ago
will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy.The evidence shows that the sugar... Read more
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27d
Sky News Australia
Most sugary drinks miss out on tax: criticsCritics of the UK's sugar tax say it will burden poor people and doesn't proper
Most sugary drinks miss out on tax: critics
Sky News Australia / Posted 27 days ago
Critics of the UK's sugar tax say it will burden poor people and doesn't properly account for the actual make up of drinks. The UK TaxPayers' Alliance wants the new tax to be dumped after finding many sugar laden milk-based and iced coffee drinks... Read more
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27d
Irish Examiner
UK sugar tax ‘has nothing to do with sugar’will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual ma
UK sugar tax ‘has nothing to do with sugar’
Irish Examiner / Posted 27 days ago
will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) insists the budget measure should be axed after it carried out a comparison of 49 different drinks... Read more
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27d
guardian-series
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
guardian-series / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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Harrow Times
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Harrow Times / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Bolton News
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Bolton News / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Wandsworth Guardian
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
St Albans & Harpenden Review
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Croydon Guardian
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Croydon Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Hampshire Chronicle
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
This is Oxfordshire
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Lancashire Telegraph
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
express
How peer’s four-minute speech cost you £9,000having the use of a flatbed seat to stretch out on. Taxpayers can’t be blamed
How peer’s four-minute speech cost you £9,000
express / Posted 27 days ago
having the use of a flatbed seat to stretch out on. Taxpayers can’t be blamed for feeling fleeced Jonathan Isaby, TaxPayers’ Alliance Jonathan Isaby, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Given the brevity of Lord Paddick’s intervention,... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Kingston Guardian
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Kingston Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Oxford Mail
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Oxford Mail / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Streatham Guardian
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Streatham Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Bury Times
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Bury Times / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
Gazette
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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27d
This is West Country
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of
Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'
This is West Country / Posted 27 days ago
The sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned. The TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy. The TPA insists the... Read more
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