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

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Bank of England looking at plan to ease credit crunch
Bank of England and govt working on plan to ease credit crunch

The Bank of England is working with the government on a plan to ease the credit crisis by allowing banks to swap mortgage-based assets for government bonds. The central bank refused to comment on the speculation, although several newspapers have quoted government sources as saying a deal to help liquidity is not far off. The… Read more »

Brown heads to Wall Street
Brown begins US visit with Wall St focus

Gordon Brown is set to push US financiers for quicker release of their results as he begins a three-day visit to the US. The prime minister has arrived in New York City ahead of high-level talks on Zimbabwe and bilateral relations between Britain and the US. And following his meeting with senior British banking figures,… Read more »