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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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Recession recovery remains fragile, Brown says
Brown admits recession far from over

By Matthew West The prime minister admitted this afternoon the recession was far from over and that the economic path to recovery was still fragile and fraught. Speaking at a press conference following his meeting with US president Barack Obama at the G20 in Pittsburgh, Gordon Brown said: “The recession is not over. It is… Read more »

Jitters across London for Labour
London jitters for Labour

By staff A third of Labour’s seats in London could be under threat at the next general election, research has shown. Work carried out by the Evening Standard on the last four months of Populus polls suggested with a uniform swing of 9.5 per cent away from Labour the party faces a major collapse… Read more »