Archive of May 2010

Counting the pennies? Retail groups warn against using VAT to cut the deficit.

Jobless warning over VAT rise

VAT hikes would cost 163,000 jobs and £3.6billion of consumer spending, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

  • Twitter has landed several politicans in deep trouble

    Labour MP in Twitter trouble

    A new Labour MP has found herself in the growing army of politicians who have landed themselves in trouble through the use of Twitter.

  • The Queen's Speech marks the state opening of parliament

    Queen's Speech lays out a radical agenda

    Plans to reform parliament, hold a referendum on electoral reform and repeal authoritarian legislation were delivered in a radical and far-reaching Queen's Speech today.

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