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

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Drop in Brown support since Pre-Budget
Drop in Brown support since Pre-Budget

Gordon Brown’s level of support as the best leader to take Britain through the recession has dropped sharply since the Pre-Budget Report, a poll showed today. A Populus poll for the Times put Mr Brown on 42 per cent for being the best leader “right now, to deal with Britain’s economy in recession”. That figure… Read more »

David Cameron pledges Tory help "at the heart of the credit crunch"
Tories propose temporary lending quango

The Conservatives would directly underwrite banks’ lending to British businesses to help UK firms through the credit crunch, David Cameron announced this morning. The Tory leader said his party’s proposal for a temporary new government body, the national loan guarantee scheme, would provide funding for short-term credit lines, overdrafts and trade credit. In return, banks… Read more »