Tag Archives: George Osborne

Tax revenues are under relentless attack – the government needs to take action

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Chasing tax avoiders is labour intensive, but since 2005, 34,000 jobs have gone from HMRC.

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Manufacturing suffers another setback on Osborne’s watch

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The UK is still over-reliant for growth on inflated house prices and low paid jobs.

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IDS’s Benefit Smart Cards: trumping Osborne in the competition for most ridiculous policy idea

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Benefit Smart Cards are condescending and out of touch. They also won’t make a difference.

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What you need to know about Osborne’s working age benefit freeze

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Your cut out and keep guide to today’sannouncement on freezing working age benefits.

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George Osborne and a compendium of failure

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Despite economic growth returning, the chancellor’s record is less rosy than he makes out.

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Osborne plans to increase inequality in the UK

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This is part of a plan to hit the poorest as hard as possible with benefit cuts whilst at the same time saying that if you can afford to save you need not pay tax at all.

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IFS: Tories will need to put up taxes or make bigger spending cuts after election

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The bombshell will come as a boost to Labour ahead of conference season.

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The chancellor’s vision of a northern powerhouse is a world away from the Department for Transport’s cost-cutting agenda

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The chancellor should use his Autumn Statement to set out firm plans for major investment in the north’s rail infrastructure.

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The Tory tax bombshell that would clobber middle earners

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A senior Tory at the heart of government policymaking has let slip that the Conservatives are considering a new tax plan which could hammer middle and low earners.

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‘Are you better off than four years ago?’ Ed Balls channels Reagan to highlight biggest fall in earnings since 1874

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This parliament will see the largest drop in average earnings after inflation since 1874-1880.

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