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

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Peter Mandelson, business secretary
Govt battles Royal Mail aftermath

By staff The government has come under pressure to explain what it will do about the pensions deficit at Royal Mail after privatisation plans came through. It had planned to pay off the fund’s £8 billion deficit as part of the part-privatisation deal, but the death of the proposals has put a spanner in… Read more »

No new spending plans before election says Mandelson
‘No new spending plans before election’

By Liz Stephens There will be no new spending plans set out by the government before the next general election, Lord Mandelson suggested today. In a move that seems to tie the chancellor’s hands over spending, the business secretary said: “The spending period currently operating in government stretches beyond the next election and therefore it… Read more »