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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 finance ministers will meet in Rome
Darling meets international finance ministers

By staff Chancellor Alistair Darling will meet many of his international counterparts in Rome today to set out the basis of a global response to the financial crisis. The meeting will provide few concrete proposals, but should instigate the framework for the crucial London G20 meeting in April. The new Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner,… Read more »

Darling will present the Budget on April 22nd
Budget date set for April 22nd

By staff This year’s Budget will take place on April 22nd, chancellor Alistair Darling has announced. The date, confirmed to MPs this morning, is the latest for any Budget under New Labour. Mr Darling is expected to be forced to admit his economic growth forecasts in last year’s Pre-Budget report were too optimistic. At… Read more »