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MDU calls for government action on violence against healthcare workers

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is calling on the government to take concerted action to prevent and reduce violence against healthcare staff. In an article published in the MDU journal, which examines cases reported by members, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation found that only a handful of doctors and other healthcare professionals seek advice each… Read more »

New Finance Bill means 20 new taxes since 2000

The new Finance Bill published today introduces two new taxes, taking the total number of taxes introduced this century to 20. Apart from two one-off levies, none of these or any other taxes have been abolished over this period. The two new taxes in the new Finance Bill are: A Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT)… Read more »

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EU looks to Ireland again
Cameron hints at Lisbon treaty U-turn

By staff David Cameron has given the first indications he may not force a referendum on the Lisbon treaty if the Conservatives win power. Tory policy on the Lisbon treaty has always been that they would put the question of Britain’s ratification to the people. The party opposes the treaty, claiming it closely resembles… Read more »

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Audio: Labour delegates react to Sun rejection

Listen to Labour delegates at the party’s autumn conference in Brighton give their reactions to the Sun’s decision to back David Cameron and abandon the government: Murdoch delivers body blow to Brown