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I was interested to see that George Osborne is thinking about combining tax and national insurance, starting with a review in the Budget. If he does succeed he will rightly go down in history as one of the great reforming chancellors.
My graphic of the UK’s chaotic system of taxation illustrates precisely what is wrong with [...]
I have been in Punta Del Este for just over a week now and still memories of the closest ever finish in solo round the world sailing keep flashing into my mind.
Jens Lehmann is easily mocked and derided. Not without reason, either. His first stint at Arsenal was littered with examples of him living up to his reputation as ‘Mad Jens’: running outside his area to intercept passes, sometimes with disastrous consequences; or getting into arguments seemingly just for the sake of it. Though often hysterical [...]
This week The Smith Institute produced further evidence that there is a “deep, long-term, continuing divergence between the North and the Greater South East” and despite all the talk of rebalancing, government policy is making things worse. Their report, Rebalancing the economy: prospects for the North, rightly pointed to local government cuts, the New Homes [...]
Adam Deacon writes, directs and stars in this British coming-of-age comedy. Kenneth or ‘K’ (Deacon) is a waster who works in a supermarket and is going nowhere in life. That is, until he decides to transform himself into a gangster…
A comedy which follows a 15-year old boy with two objectives: to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father and hooking up with a new age mystic
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Yesterday’s unemployment figures continue to be gloomy, with unemployment still rising and youth unemployment at a record high. But the picture is hardly less bleak for many people who do have a job.
There are now six million people working in low paid and often dead end jobs. Almost one in four people work in jobs [...]
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