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SNP uncovers evidence spending review will hit poorest hardest

The Scottish National Party has declared that “Westminster isn’t working” as it has unearthed evidence showing the poorest 20 per cent will be worse of as a result of the spending review when compared with the budget in March.

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Birmingham’s widening “jaws of doom”

Birmingham’s Labour-run council is facing a £625 million deficit by 2016/2017. Budget cuts of up to 50% are planned. What public services will survive?

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Boris’s budget is an insult to Londoners

Labour London Assembly Group budget spokesperson John Biggs AM responds to London Mayor Boris Johnson’s budget.

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How will Labour’s EU budget cut vote affect relations with the Lib Dems?

Gareth Epps, co-chair of the Social Liberal Forum, writes about the consequences of Labour’s opportunism on Europe in last night’s budget vote.

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SNP’s Swinney branded “Osborne with a kilt”

The PCS Union in Scotland has branded Scottish finance secretary John Swinney as being “George Osborne with a kilt” following his budget.

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Why are the government making it easier for UK multinationals to dodge their tax bills?

The last Budget introduced a vast watering down of anti-tax haven abuse rules

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Balls calls for “three more u-turns” – on a bankers’ bonus tax, 50p and the ‘granny tax’

As the Finance Bill reaches its final stages in the Commons today, Ed Balls has called on George Osborne to u-turn on bonuses, the 50p cut and the ‘granny tax’.

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OBR chief: “No evidence” Osborne’s 50p tax cut will promote growth

OBR chair Robert Chote today said there was no evidence George Osborne’s flagship cutting of the 50p top rate of tax in the budget will promote growth.

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Poll: 68 is too late for state pension, is “unfair” and will hit the poorest hardest

Neil Foster of Progressive Polling reports on new poll data showing public disapproval of the government’s plans to raise the state pension age.

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Osborne’s ‘granny tax’: Robbing pensioners to pay the one per cent

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves explains just how regressive George Osborne’s ‘granny tax’ is.

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