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What are the Lords debating on trade union political funds?

16 Mar 2016, by in Politics

While the big news today has been the Budget, debate has also been taking place in the Lords, where the first Trade Union Bill report stage debate is underway. Among the issues the Lords are debating are amendments which would implement the recommendations from the Lords Select Committee on Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party…


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#Budget2015: Total spending set to fall MORE in years ahead than Chancellor previously planned

18 Mar 2015, by in Economics

Hidden away in the OBR’s charts are some important figures on ‘Total Managed Expenditure’ – essentially all of the money government spends on services, pensions, help for low income workers and capital investment. These data show that in the years immediately after the election the Chancellor is now planning to cut spending more than he…


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Treasury tax breakdowns: misleading propaganda is a poor basis for debate

03 Nov 2014, by in Society & Welfare

Today’s press stories around the Treasury’s income tax breakdowns make the political purpose of these statements clear: ‘How the biggest chunk of your hard-earned tax goes on welfare’ reports the Daily Mail. ‘Families will be sent letters by the Government showing that a quarter of their taxes are spent on Britain’s welfare budget’ states the Telegraph.


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