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The Church of England has joined opponents of the Government's HS2 proposals, warning that current plans for constructing the line mean human remains will not be treated "in a decent and reverent manner". The Archbishops' Council, which is led by...
George Osborne appears to have admitted defeat on the Tory pledge to bring annual net immigration below 100,000 by the general election. The Chancellor said progress had been made on reducing numbers, but suggested Britain's relationship with the EU would...
HM Revenue & Customs has been accused of "bully boy tactics" for sending high earners letters asking why they are not paying more tax. Around 1,000 missives have been issued to people who have an income of more than £150,000...
Insurers exposed a record £1.3 billion worth of fraudulent claims last year as the industry stepped up the war on cheats. The latest total, released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), marks an 18% rise in value on 2012...
Labour is examining plans to include more than 1.5 million extra people in automatic workplace pension schemes, shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves will say. The proposal to include lower earners in the Government's pensions auto-enrolment scheme would include...
The number of job vacancies has increased by a fifth in the past year and over a third for graduates, according to a new study. Over 800,000 jobs were on offer last month, but while competition for jobs has fallen...
US drugs giant Pfizer today officially withdrew from its attempt to take over AstraZeneca after the UK-based group repeatedly spurned its advances. Pfizer said in a statement: "On 18 May 2014, Pfizer announced that it had made a final proposal...
Data watchdogs are to investigate claims that Britain's leading life insurers are being given full access to GP records. The Information Commissioner will look into concerns that insurers are routinely accessing medical records, including details about contraception, mental health and...
Russia and China may set up a common economic zone in Russia’s Far East, the deputy head of China’s government, Li Yuanchao, said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. He also said that big projects of strategic importance represent the...
The bosses of some of Britain's largest supermarket chains say they regularly ignore expiry dates on the food they eat at home, with one admitting some dating policies are "ridiculous". The heads at Sainsbury's, Morrisons and the Co-op told The...

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