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2014/09/16 11:13
2014/09/16 11:13
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It jumped £15,000 in just a month to hit £514,000 in July — up £76,000 in a year, or 19.1 per cent. Even first-time buyers are now having to pay on average £405,000 to get their foot on the property...
2014/09/16 11:13
2014/09/16 11:13
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2014/09/16 00:09
2014/09/16 00:09
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... isn’t just a problem for the south east,” Mr Brady said. The figures show that the average home in the south east now comes above the inheritance tax threshold, but that applies to many homes...
2014/09/14 15:48
2014/09/14 15:48
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Lonely hearts working on computers at a North council have racked up more than 14,000 hits on dating websites in six months. Staff at Sunderland City Council made the hits on Match.com, Plenty of...
2014/09/14 14:22
2014/09/14 14:22
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The Department for Education spent tens of thousands of pounds on a film showing the impact of their school reforms, figures show. A private company was paid more than £38,000, plus VAT, to create...
2014/09/12 18:07
2014/09/12 18:07
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Suffolk: County’s MPs cost taxpayers nearly £200,000 extra in past three yearsTherese Coffey Suffolk’s seven MPs have cost taxpayers nearly £200,000 extra in expenditure over the past three years, it...
2014/09/12 08:53
2014/09/12 08:53
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Official figures show that the total expenses bill for British lawmakers rose by £5 million pounds last year. Figures released by expenses watchdog the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority...
2014/09/12 08:51
2014/09/12 08:51
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Still spending taxpayers money: Bill for MPs expenses RISES to £103million THE TOTAL bill for MPs’ expenses and costs rose from £98million to £103million last year, official figures showed...
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2014/09/12 07:05
2014/09/12 07:05
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MPs are under fire over their expenses once more after it emerged they claimed more last year than at the peak of the expenses scandal, while a quarter employed family members with public...
2014/09/12 00:16
2014/09/12 00:16
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MPs have expressed concerns that insufficient scrutiny is being given to how local councils spend billions of pounds of taxpayers' money. The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said too much...
2014/09/11 17:37
2014/09/11 17:37
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Uncertainty in any walk of life, but most infamously the City, stokes fear and causes carnage. Losing one third of Britain’s landmass and access to most North Sea oil and gas, and guaranteeing the...
2014/09/11 17:13
2014/09/11 17:13
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In 1955, the Spectator journalist Henry Fairlie used his column to rail against the higher echelons of society who had closed ranks around the Soviet spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean. He pointed...
2014/09/11 15:51
2014/09/11 15:51
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Prisoners win fight to play latest games after becoming 'bored' with old consoles PRISONERS have won a fight to play the latest video games in their jail cells after complaining they were BORED with...
2014/09/10 16:51
2014/09/10 16:51
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Wisconsin DNR says bat disease limited to one Grant Co. mineWisconsin DNR says bat disease limited to one Grant Co. mine Wisconsin wildlife officials say a deadly bat disease hasn't spread beyond a...
2014/09/10 16:17
2014/09/10 16:17
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Ambulance staff are to be given driving lessons because crashes involving their vehicles are costing the NHS up to £400,000 a year. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is hiring four driving...
2014/09/10 12:09
2014/09/10 12:09
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The mass roll-out of smart meters is due to start late next year and suppliers are obliged to take all reasonable steps to have them in all households and small businesses by the end of...
2014/09/09 20:20
2014/09/09 20:20
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Council staff working on office computers in one of Wales’ most sparsely populated areas have made 53,573 hits on dating websites Match.com, Plenty of Fish and OKCupid in the last year. Staff at...
2014/09/08 21:51
2014/09/08 21:51
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A new report by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says that public school spending in the state tracked the national average from 2008 to 2012. The report released Monday says Wisconsin...
2014/09/08 18:54
2014/09/08 18:54
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Baltimore Ravens Terminate Ray Rice's ContractBaltimore Ravens Terminate Ray Rice's Contract The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of embattled running back Ray Rice, according to a...
2014/09/07 23:45
2014/09/07 23:45
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GEORGE Osborne has called a 10 per cent pay hike for MPs “unacceptable” after the House of Commons watchdog reiterated its determination to push ahead with the rise. The Chancellor suggested the move...
2014/09/04 07:09
2014/09/04 07:09
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Geographical variations exacerbate this middle-class plunder. England coughs up 94 per cent of all UK stamp duty. On current trends, buyers of an average home in London will soon pay 4 per cent stamp...
2014/09/16 11:13
2014/09/16 11:13
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