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Shadow chancellor George Osborne announces personal debt proposals
Tories tackle Britain’s debt crisis

The Conservatives have launched an action plan for tackling spiralling consumer debt, saying businesses, government and individuals must take urgent action. Among the party’s proposals are a call for a seven-day “cooling off period” for store cards, which would prevent someone using a new card for a week after getting it. The Tories also want… Read more »

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Home Office unveils new ways to tackle illegal working
Public enlisted in tackling illegal working

Immigration officers will be encouraged to use “smarter” criminal intelligence when tracking down illegal workers, the government has announced. Better working practices are intended to complement the introduction of 800 new officers at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND), paid for by a doubling of funding in the department announced this summer. One new initiative… Read more »