Tag Archives: Ed Balls

George Osborne: making failure look like success

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Celebrating today’s GDP figures as a victory for the chancellor would be a like praising the punctuality of the chauffeur who arrives at his destination three hours late.

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Labour is hitting the right notes on tax avoidance

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Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.

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Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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Budget 2014: Seven things you should expect today

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What to expect when George Osborne is at the dispatch box today.

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Ed Balls is right: the Marriage Tax Allowance is perverse and unfair

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Just 28 per cent of couples in a marriage or civil partnership will benefit from the policy.

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Budget 2014: To help low earners, look to self-employment tax cuts

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In setting out the Budget and their manifestos, political parties should take account of the recent rise in self-employment.

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Tackling inequality is not palatable to parts of the UK’s business community

Away from the rarefied atmosphere of Davos, the reality of tackling inequality is not at all palatable to elements of the UK’s business community.

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How ‘insignificant’ really is 50p tax revenue?

So did the 50p rate of tax – introduced by Alistair Darling in 2009 – really raise a “statistically insignificant” sum, as the Independent’s editorial put it?

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50p tax rate: play the world’s smallest violin for the rich

I won’t be playing the world’s smallest violin for those affected by the proposed 50p tax rate, and neither should you.

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Ed Balls has made a shrewd move, but Labour must go further

Ed Balls’ latest Guardian article is an interesting one.

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