Posts tagged ‘Alastair Darling’

Chancellor: reform of financial system will “rebuild for the future”

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told MPs today that he intends to reform and strengthen the UK’s financial system and “rebuild it for the future.”

Continue Reading July 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

Labour rebel MPs fail to secure amendment to Finance Bill on 10p tax

A group of Labour MPs failed to pass an amendment to the Finance Bill yesterday that would have forced the goverment to ensure nobody is financially worse off as a result of the abolition of the 10p rate of income tax.

Continue Reading July 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Lords concerned that finance bill may put pensions savings at risk

The House of Lords Committee on the Finance Bill has said that proposed restrictions to relief for pensions contributions risk damaging pensions savings.

Continue Reading June 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm 3 comments

Thatcher watches her former ministers condemn government economic policy

A string of familiar faces from economic crises past spoke in Lords debate on Britain’s economic prospects yesterday.

Continue Reading May 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm 2 comments

Treasury committee not convinced by government’s “optimistic” growth forecasts

The powerful Commons Treasury committee has published its report on the 2009 Budget with a stark warning to the government that it is “not convinced” by forecasts of growth.

Continue Reading May 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Tory MPs line up to criticise Darling’s Budget

The 2009 budget was compared to a narcotic orgy, sickness-inducing food and slapstick comedy by Conservative backbenchers.

Continue Reading April 23, 2009 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Chancellor unveils 50% tax rate for top earners

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a 50% rate of income tax for people earning more than £150,000.

Continue Reading April 22, 2009 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

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