Tag Archives: The Guardian

'Rookie error': former chancellor criticises Hammond's NICs plan

Norman Lamont says lower NICs are only way to boost entrepreneurship while Tory rebellion emerges over ‘death tax’ plans <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Ex-chancellor Norman Lamont and current chancellor, Philip Hammond. Composite: PA/Reuters Philip Hammond has been facing further backlash from within his own party over Wednesday’s budget, as his plans to raise national insurance contributions from self-employed workers ...

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Police appeal against ruling in favour of Worboys rape survivors

Supreme court to hear Met case against ruling that found investigative failures breached women’s human rights <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Police did not believe the women when they reported they had been raped by John Worboys. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/AP The Metropolitan police are taking two rape survivors to the supreme court, with the backing of Theresa May, after the ...

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Jury clears 83-year-old farmer who shot man on his land

Kenneth Hugill found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm by shooting suspected thief in the foot <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Farmer Kenneth Hugill with his wife, Sheila Hugill, arriving at Hull crown court. Photograph: Richard Dean/Hull News & Pictures An 83-year-old farmer who was found not guilty after being taken to court for shooting a suspected thief on ...

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Surrey council received boost in budget after 'sweetheart deal' claims

Labour analysis of new £2bn for social care suggests rapidly rising share for council said to have struck ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with ministers <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Surrey county council leader, David Hodge, said he had secured a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the government. Photograph: Surrey county council/PA Philip Hammond’s budget has handed the largest boost in social care funding ...

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Article 50 'could be triggered on Tuesday' if Brexit bill passes

Government sources say prime minister may quickly trigger process for leaving EU if legislation is voted for unamended <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Theresa May speaking at the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Theresa May could trigger article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, as early as Tuesday if the Brexit bill passes late ...

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White men 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms, says Tesco chairman

John Allan made the comments at a discussion for aspiring non-executive directors, and they were ‘intended to be humorous, a bit hyperbolic’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> John Allan said the comments, made at a panel discussion, were meant partly in jest. Photograph: PR White men are becoming an endangered species in some of the most senior positions in business ...

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Ticket tout 'harvesting' software to become criminal offence

Exclusive: Touts face unlimited fines in move to curb resale of tickets at huge mark-ups before fans can buy them <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Tickets for the West End show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, London, are among those targeted by the secondary ticketing industry. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Touts who use computer software to ...

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MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike

National insurance The prime minister hoped her announcement would defuse row that threatens to end in government defeat in the Commons <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The chancellor, Philip Hammond, made the national insurance announcement during the budget. Photograph: PA National insurance MPs not appeased by May’s decision to review self-employed tax hike The prime minister hoped her announcement would ...

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Drug addict jailed for killing child actor in London car chase

Joshua Dobby is jailed for 12 years after his stolen car hit and killed Rosie Cooper and her nephew Makayah McDermott during a police chase <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Makayah and other children were walking to a nearby park for ice cream and to play on the swings. Photograph: Oli Regan/BAM/PA A drug addict with more than 50 previous ...

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British government accused of neglecting Cornish culture

Council of Europe attacks ministers for cutting funding for Cornish language, three years after recognition of minority status <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Cornish harbour of Mousehole. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Three years ago, there was jubilation, outbreaks of song and poetry readings – in the local tongue, of course – when the Cornish people were officially recognised as ...

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