Archive of March 2007

Help the Aged say Mr Brown's decision against advice will disappoint pensioners

Brown's pension plans defended

Gordon Brown's decision to scrap dividend tax credit in his first Budget has been defended by a Treasury official amid criticism from charities and the Conservatives.

  • Byrne defends asylum policy

    MPs condemn "appalling" asylum policy

    MPs have robustly criticised the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK, concluding many applicants lack advice and support and the overall experience can be "inhuman and degrading".

  • Govt condemns treatment of Turney

    UN's 'grave concerns' up diplomatic heat on Iran

    The UN security council has voiced its "grave concerns" over Iran's capture of 15 British sailors, in statement calling on Tehran to allow UK consular access to the detainees.

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