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 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
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
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
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...
McDonnell: Murdoch-backed opposition moves into shadows
Tuesday 28th Feb 2017
JOHN McDONNELL has pledged investment in northern England’s infrastructure that will create 850,000 jobs.
The shadow chancellor revealed on Saturday that a future Labour government would deliver a “Crossrail for the north” reversing “decades of underinvestment...
Monday 6th Feb 2017
Though the Establishment has amassed its forces against us, we are many and they are few. JOHN McDONNELL says it’s time for Labour to mobilise
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Labour’s McDonnell hits out at tax regime that is asking less from Britain’s millionaire tycoons – and more from the rest of us
Saturday 28th Jan 2017
Labour ‘is fighting for by-election victories’
Monday 23rd Jan 2017