Archive of 23 November 2006

Patricia Hewitt says she has been questioned by police

Hewitt questioned in cash for honours probe

Health secretary Patricia Hewitt has confirmed she has been questioned by police investigating the cash for honours affairs.

  • John Hutton will warn the retirement age must rise

    Hutton warns retirement age must rise

    The retirement age must be raised to 68 to pay for pensions, or future generations will pay the price with a 4p rise in income tax, John Hutton has said.

  • European court rules Treasury can keep charging same excise rules

    EU court upholds booze tax rules

    The Treasury will still be able to charge tax on cigarettes and alcohol bought over the internet or the phone from cheap European suppliers, a court has ruled today.

  • Peers say ministers should champion EU enlargement

    Peers back further EU enlargement

    European Union (EU) enlargement has benefited the UK economy and politicians must make clear their support for allowing more countries to join, peers have argued.

  • The Scottish executuve has backed plans to raise the smoking age to 18

    Scotland gets tougher on smoking

    Ministers in Scotland have backed proposals to raise the smoking age from 16 to 18 after an executive-commissioned report recommended the move.

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