Posts tagged ‘Budget’

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.

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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

Commons debates Finance Bill into the night

MPs were still at Westminster at 1:30 this morning as the final stages of the Finance Bill was debated in the Commons.

Continue Reading May 13, 2009 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

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

Yvette Cooper accuses Tories of “80s revivalism gone rampant”

The Budget continued to make its way through Parliament yesterday with the Second Reading of the Finance Bill.

Continue Reading May 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

MPs name and shame cheap cider and defend bingo halls

Frosty Jack’s cider costs £3.39 and has 7.5 per cent. alcohol. A bottle holds 22.5 units.

Continue Reading May 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

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

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