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Clinical negligence liabilities overshadow public finances MDU warns

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says it is extremely worrying that the amount of money earmarked to cover the total cost of clinical negligence claims (including both including IBNR and PPOs) against the NHS in England has risen to £128.6 billion. This is an increase on the previous year’s figure of £85.2 billion and the… Read more »

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Pre-Budget Report in full

Read chancellor Alistair Darling’s statement to the Commons on the Pre-Budget Report, in full, on politics.co.uk. “Mr Speaker, today’s Pre-Budget Report takes place at a critical time for our economy and for our country. Governments across the world have taken co-ordinated steps to deal with the biggest financial crisis for over half a century. In… Read more »

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Looking ahead: Demands for the Pre-Budget Report

Pressure groups, political parties and unions make their demands on Alistair Darling’s Pre-Budget Report (PBR). Brenden Barber, TUC general secretary: “We think Alistair Darling has three big tasks to pull off in his Pre-Budget Report tomorrow: “First, he must do nothing to endanger economic recovery by taking premature action on the deficit. Unemployment is still… Read more »