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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 »

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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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Primark's rock bottom prices have proved popular on British high streets.
Cameron claims victory with Primark kid bras

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron’s battle against the ‘sexualisation of childhood’ appears to have secured an early victory despite the Tories not being in office, with the news Primark are removing padded bras for seven-year-old girls from the shelves. The high street giant, which previously found itself in trouble for the use of sweat shops… Read more »

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Health and education would face more postcode lotteries under Tories, Labour say
Labour highlights Tory ‘postcode lottery’ threat

By Alex Stevenson Peter Mandelson has kickstarted Labour’s first major offensive against the Conservative manifesto, saying the Tory emphasis on people power offers nothing but “abandonment”. It follows David Cameron’s invitation for ordinary people to take greater control over “the government of Britain” yesterday. Flanked by schools secretary Ed Balls and health secretary Andy Burnham… Read more »