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HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash

Image copyright Other Image caption A computer generated image of an HS2 train on the Birmingham and Fazeley viaduct Unauthorised redundancy payments made by the state-owned company managing the HS2 rail project were a “shocking waste of taxpayers’ money”, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee said the firm overseeing construction of a high-speed rail […]

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Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Derek Mackay arrived in the Holyrood chamber alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ahead of his budget speech The Scottish government has announced income tax changes that will see higher earners pay more than elsewhere in the UK – and lower earners pay less. The country’s finance secretary, Derek Mackay, […]

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Christmas truce?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA “ceasefire” on insults is needed in arguments on Brexit, says Archbishop Justin Welby Brexit continues to divide the nation 18 months on from the EU referendum. So, in the spirit of the season – and after the Archbishop of Canterbury called for one – we decided […]

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Michael Gove: From Cameron to Johnson and dogs

Michael Gove was described as having stabbed Tory party leadership rival Boris Johnson in the front, adding to a reputation as a ruthless politician in Westminster. But Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth Glinka looks at whether a new softer, gentler, cuddly Mr Gove has emerged in recent months. Jonathan Bartley and Henry Smith debate Michael Gove […]

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Family of eight 'on £1.60 a day'

A family of eight have been left to live on £1.60 a day after being wrongly advised to claim Universal Credit, an MP has said. Grahame Morris, MP for Easington in County Durham, said the family in his constituency had lost their child tax credits as a result. As they had more than two children, […]

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Archbishop urges 'ceasefire' on insults

The archbishop of Canterbury has urged people who disagree about Brexit to avoid “personalised attacks”. Recalling the 1914 Christmas truce, Justin Welby told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It would be very good to have a ceasefire from insult and the use of pejorative terms about people at this time.” Source link