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

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Mr Darling is facing irreconcilable political pressures
Pre-Budget Report

Speculation is rife about the Pre-Budget Report (PBR), which chancellor Alistair Darling is due to publish on Wednesday. But political analysts remain divided as to its contents. Some believe Mr Darling will continue with Labour’s commitment to investment, while furthering tax on the rich to secure Labour’s core vote. Others see signs of a tough… Read more »

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Bankers' bonuses are set for further scrutiny
Bankers’ pay

Bankers’ bonuses are under unprecedented scrutiny after government proposals and the Walker review put their remuneration in the spotlight. The financial services bill, which has its first reading in the Commons this week, will give the Financial Services Authority (FSA) the power to curb City bonuses it considers excessive. The Walker review called for banks… Read more »