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

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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 »

The news came as Gordon Brown set out his vision for reform in a new manifesto
OECD report undermines Brown’s spending plans

By Liz Stephens A report by a leading world think-tank has criticised the government for not being “more explicit” about the spending cuts and tax rises needed to address the UK’s soaring deficit. It came as Gordon Brown set out his vision for reform in a new manifesto, Building Britain’s Future, this afternoon. Opposition parties… Read more »