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Tories call for new emphasis on business crime

The Conservatives are urging the government to pay more attention to crimes against businesses, as figures show it has risen by a fifth over the last four years. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says £12.6 billion worth of criminal damage was done to businesses in the last year, a 20 per cent increase on… Read more »

Alcohol duty rises by six per cent
Budget 2008: Minister retracts alcohol duty comments

A government minister has been forced to retract comments appearing to criticise the chancellor. Licensing minister Gerry Sutcliffe said he wanted the chancellor to change his mind over the alcohol duty hike announced in this year’s Budget. Alistair Darling ordered a six per cent increase on alcohol duty, with the revenue used to fund Labour’s… Read more »