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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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Public spending down on forecasts but a mountain still to climb
Public sector borrowing better than expected

By staff Public sector borrowing was lower than expected in April, but experts are warning against any excessive optimism. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics found public sector borrowing clocking in at £9.955 billion, considerably lower than the forecasts of £11 billion. Borrowing for 2009/10 was revised down by £7.5 billion, standing… Read more »

CBI wants two-year freeze on public sector pay
CBI wants public sector pay freeze

By staff Chancellor George Osborne will face pressure to freeze public sector pay for two years when he attends the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) annual dinner later. Britain’s biggest lobbying group says the government could save £18 billion by halting rises in the total public sector pay bill. Salaries in the public sector… Read more »