TORY Chancellor Philip Hammond broke a manifesto pledge yesterday by announcing changes to national insurance contributions for the self-employed.
Self-employed workers earning more than £16,250 a year will see contributions increase from 9 per cent to 10 per cent from April next...
Thursday 9th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Mary-Ann Stephenson
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Sam Tobin
CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond rejected demands yesterday to use his spring Budget this week to lessen the squeeze on households and public services.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is expected to announce improved growth predictions for 2017, from...
Monday 6th Mar 2017
McDonnell pledges to make millionaires fess up about their tax affairs – and challenges Chancellor to match his policy
Friday 3rd Mar 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
CONTROVERSIAL reforms of NHS care services are set to fail without extra funding and staff, a new charity report warned yesterday.
The government claims its Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are designed to reduce the number of patients requiring hospital admission and...
Thursday 2nd Mar 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
CALLOUS plans for “substantial disability benefit cuts” affecting over 160,000 people provoked fury yesterday.
Anti-austerity group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) said campaigners had “reacted angrily to the latest underhand cuts” to personal independent...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
TREASURY demands for cutbacks represent 25,000 Civil Service job losses, the PCS union warned yesterday.
The Treasury was accused of “sneaking out an announcement” on Monday night after asking government departments to submit plans for savings of up to 6 per cent to meet...
THE state pension age could rise higher than the life expectancy of men in poor areas of the country if the so-called triple-lock system is retained, MPs warned yesterday.
The Commons work and pensions committee said the pension age would have to rise to 70 years and six months by 2060...
The Chancellor’s economic plans offer little hope for the future and yet more austerity, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE
Saturday 26th Nov 2016
IFS think tank warns of ‘dollop more’ austerity
Friday 25th Nov 2016