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A taxation revolution

Evelyne Godfrey

My brother-in-law Ludwig died on Saturday 11 March, 2017. Ludwig was 62 this year, so he lived into old age for someone born with the health problems he was born with. In recent years he had severe dementia. He didn’t respond at all to anything the last few times we went to see him. He had…

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Rebuilding trust

Stephen Kinnock MP

Labour’s long journey back to electoral relevance must start by rebuilding trust in our ability to manage the economy, writes Stephen Kinnock MP Not since the omnishambles budget of 2012 have we seen a chancellor look quite so uncomfortable and out of touch. Yet despite a litany of Tory broken promises, missed targets and manifesto…

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A costly business

Chris Nicholas

Changes in business rates – the equivalent of council tax for businesses – are causing a storm of protest. The property values used to calculate business rates are being updated from the levels set seven years ago (having been deferred for two years to avoid this happening in an election year). As from the 1 April,…