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

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Feature: Protectionism in the EU?

By Samantha Cullen What effect will the global downturn have on the European ideal of a free market? Protectionism is on the agenda this weekend as European Union leaders meet to discuss their stance on how to confront the global economic downturn. Across the EU’s member states, politicians may feel a greater temptation to focus… Read more »

Treasury brands Goodwin refusal "unacceptable"
Impasse continues over Goodwin pension

By staff Gordon Brown has said it was “quite wrong” for the RBS to award Sir Fred Goodwin a discretionary entitlement in his pension arrangements. The former RBS boss is refusing to give up his £693,000 pension after chancellor Alistair Darling yesterday demanded he do so. Replying to Sir Fred’s defiant letter outlining his… Read more »