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

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The chancellor promised investment in wind farms
Budget 2009: Green investment

By staff A number of green measures and green investment announcements were made by the chancellor in his Budget today which he said will help bring Britain out of the recession. The UK will be committed to cut its carbon emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 through investment in new technologies, cleaner transport… Read more »

Budget 2009: A 50% top rate of income tax
Budget 2009: Public borrowing will hit 80%

By staff The chancellor announced in his Budget today that public sector borrowing would reach £175 billion this year, or 12 per cent of GDP. That is far higher than the predicted £118 billion made in the pre-Budget report in November and higher than the £160 billion predicted by many independent financial groups. He… Read more »