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Morality demands rethink of UK-Swiss tax deal

Ministers should urgently rethink plans for a deal with Switzerland which would see UK tax evaders let off lightly while harming poor countries, says Christian Aid. ‘We fear that the agreement will be … Continue reading “Morality demands rethink of UK-Swiss tax deal”


Who needs a degree? UK’s self-made vocational elite worth £17.6 billion

 A-level students might think twice about their career options as research released to celebrate WorldSkills London 2011 the UK’s biggest showcase of vocational skills for over 20 years reveals the riches accrued by … Continue reading “Who needs a degree? UK’s self-made vocational elite worth £17.6 billion”


Young Drivers Hit With £4,000 Average Car Insurance Cost

This is the first time since the Confused.com/Towers Watson Car Insurance Price Index began in 2006 that average annual car insurance costs for young men have exceeded £4,000. Bizarrely, young male drivers in … Continue reading “Young Drivers Hit With £4,000 Average Car Insurance Cost”


Britains got talent benefit fraud

THE mother of a Britain’s Got Talent finalist has been exposed as a benefits cheat after receiving more then GBP20,000 in social security she was not entitled to. Mandy Davis, mother of dance … Continue reading “Britains got talent benefit fraud”


Teen girl diet could cost NHS millions

Teenage eating habits are poor, with teenage girls worse, risking long-term effects on their health according to new Department of Health data published today. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which was led … Continue reading “Teen girl diet could cost NHS millions”


Government to suspend general budget support to Malawi

Malawi will no longer receive general budget support from the UK Government, Andrew Mitchell announced today. The International Development Secretary took the decision after the Government of Malawi repeatedly failed to address UK … Continue reading “Government to suspend general budget support to Malawi”


One In Three Brits Stressed Over Costs Of Hospitalisation

One in three people feel stressed about the extra expense they or their family will incur whilst in hospital with half of this group fearing their stress levels could hinder recovery. These are … Continue reading “One In Three Brits Stressed Over Costs Of Hospitalisation”


Temporary migrants will no longer be able apply for settlement

The government is implementing reforms to the immigration system which will reduce immigration to sustainable levels. Today’s announcement is the next step in this process. Launching a public consultation on reforms to the … Continue reading “Temporary migrants will no longer be able apply for settlement”


£2 million VAT fraud brothers jailed

Two brothers, who stole more than £1.6m through tax fraud and by stealing from their employees to finance their luxury lifestyles, have been jailed at Croydon Crown Court today for six years, following … Continue reading “£2 million VAT fraud brothers jailed”


Sainsbury’s Help Farmers Go Green At The Bath And West Agricultural Show

Sainsbury’s has outlined a major initiative at the Bath and West show to help farmers go green, prevent tonnes of carbon from being wasted while also saving thousands of pounds in fuel and … Continue reading “Sainsbury’s Help Farmers Go Green At The Bath And West Agricultural Show”


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