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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money is being paid out in bonuses to under-performing contractors responsible for delivering the Government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned. The National Audit Office (NAO) said "flaws" in the...
The Government must step in to assess whether consumers can afford years of rising household bills under plans to modernise Britain's infrastructure, MPs have said. Consumers will be expected to meet around £250 billion of the cost of upgrades including...
Tax reforms to encourage long-term business investment are being unveiled as part of a Labour plan to create a "fairer" system. The party is looking at a number of measures to halt short-termism in the corporate world, including introducing a...
BT have faced a Twitter storm after customers complained that they were experiencing internet connection problems. The company, which provides broadband to seven million UK subscribers, said it was unable to say how many customers had been affected. But after Twitter...
British Medical Association (BMA) doctors have voted to demand a permanent ban on selling cigarettes to those born after the millennium – i.e. kids who are currently 14 or under. The group’s ambitious plan is to make British society...
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed up to a trade and economic pact with the European Union, saying it may be the "most important day" for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union. The European Union signed...
Britain has attracted no more overseas investment as a member of the European Union than it would have done alone, research has found. Many of the myths about the benefits of being part of the single market do not stack...
The Government is continuing to create dozens of new tax reliefs - opening up fresh loopholes for the tax avoidance industry to exploit, MPs have warned. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said that despite promising to simplify the tax system,...
Adverts for Jaguar have been banned for focusing on the cars' speed and encouraging dangerous driving. The four video ads on Jaguar's website showed a car driving at speed through a tunnel and crossing over the single white lines in...
Measures should be taken to cut the number of low-paid workers by a million to end the "national scandal" of poverty, according to a new report. A year-long study by the Living Wage Commission recommended a series of "low cost"...

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