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  1. Westminster Blog

    May 27, 2010

    Who are in the running to be deputy speakers?

    Here are the new rules under which Parliament will – for the first time – elect three deputy speakers. The opposition...

  2. Westminster Blog

    June 8, 2009

    The reshuffle is (almost) completed

    Most of the ministerial changes have been made. Here is the list, courtesy of PA. Some initial observations: Lord Drayson is...

  1. Westminster Blog

    February 25, 2009

    11 junior government members sign the Royal Mail EDM

    I have just been tipped off that no fewer than 11 ministerial aides have signed the motion opposing Lord Mandelson’s...

  2. January 3, 2009

    Health minister warns on food regulation

    The food industry could face new regulation if a three-year anti-obesity campaign fails to improve the nation's health, Ben...

  3. January 3, 2009

    Health minister warns on food regulation

    The food industry could face new regulation if a three-year anti-obesity campaign fails to improve the nation’s health, Ben...

  4. January 2, 2009

    TV ads kick off campaign to tackle obesity

    One of the more ambitious attempts to change a nation’s lifestyle is launched on Friday with the start of a three-year...

  5. October 29, 2008

    Minister urges action on sugar

    Smaller sizes of soft drinks, calorie information on restaurant menus, and advertising campaigns that spend more on low...

  6. July 23, 2008

    Drinks industry calls for action on alcohol abuse

    The drinks industry yesterday called on the government to launch a full-scale education campaign to tackle Britain's binge...

  7. July 22, 2008

    Call for action on alcohol abuse

    The drinks industry on Tuesday called on the government to launch a full-scale education campaign to tackle Britain’s binge...

  8. May 31, 2008

    Plan for tobacco controls angers retailers

    The government on Friday outraged the tobacco industry and many small retailers but delighted doctors with draconian new...

  9. May 31, 2008

    Plan for tobacco controls angers retailers

    The government yesterday outraged the tobacco industry and many small retailers but delighted doctors with draconian new...

  10. May 20, 2008

    MPs opt for no change on abortion

    MPs on Tuesday night voted against cutting the legal limit for abortions after an emotionally charged debate in the House of...

  11. March 25, 2008

    Cameron backs tobacco move

    David Cameron, the Conservative leader, gave a cautious welcome to proposals for a further crackdown on smoking which would...

  12. February 1, 2008

    NHS urged to work closer with pharma industry

    Doctors called for greater transparency in pharmaceutical companies’ dealings with the NHS after the government insisted the...

  13. November 14, 2007

    Labour mulls U-turn on 24-hour licensing

    Drinking laws could be tightened less than two years after their relaxation amid rising concern about the impact of...

  14. November 14, 2007

    Labour mulls U-turn on 24-hour licensing

    UK drinking laws could be tightened less than two years after their relaxation amid rising concern about the impact of...

  15. October 16, 2007

    Obesity trends ‘will take years to reverse’

    Mounting obesity in the UK will take at least 30 years to reverse, a government report has warned, although it falls short...

  16. October 9, 2007

    Ministers retreat over embryo bill

    Hybrid human-animal embryos can be created for research, the government said yesterday - as it backed down from plans to...

  17. October 4, 2007

    Recent improvements to NHS were not recorded in European healthcare survey

    From Dawn Primarolo MP. Sir, Your coverage of a European report ranking the National Health Service as "mediocre" (report,...

  18. August 17, 2007

    Flu vaccine for every Briton

    Every Briton will be able to receive vaccination against a pandemic flu virus under a £155m government contract with two...

  19. August 17, 2007

    Flu vaccine for every Briton

    Every Briton will be able to receive vaccination against a pandemic flu virus under a £155m government contract with two...

  20. June 21, 2007

    Tax chiefs offer special help to big business

    Businesses will receive tax rulings in advance of large deals under proposals designed to improve relations between big...

  21. March 23, 2007

    Dawn of a new era?

    What will happen to Dawn Primarolo when Brown leaves the Treasury? She has been his faithful servant there from the outset....

  22. February 8, 2007

    Income gap in London wider than the national average

    The glass ceiling is a "powerful reality" in the City, according to a report today that shows the pay gap between men and...

  23. December 7, 2006

    Fraudsters steal up to £3bn in VAT

    Between £2bn and £3bn of value added tax revenues were stolen by fraudsters in 2005-06, the Treasury said. It blamed the...

  24. November 27, 2006

    EC urged to act on Channel Islands' CD trade

    The European Commission is being urged to act against the British government over the trade in VAT-free CDs and DVDs from...

  25. November 9, 2006

    France delays Brown's tax fraud plans

    France is holding up plans by Gordon Brown, chancellor, to tackle cross-border value added tax fraud, a problem thought to...

  26. August 22, 2006

    Paying peanuts

    A big thanks to Dawn Primarolo, the Treasury minister, for publishing a list of the 10 worst reasons employers give for not...

  27. August 21, 2006

    The Revenue goes retro on taxpayers

    Kansas and Nebraska levy retrospective sales tax on drug deals. Get caught selling LSD, and the cops will not just lock you...

  28. July 21, 2006

    Double taxation of Polish workers to end

    Poland has signed an agreement to end the double taxation of hundreds of thousands of its workers who came to the UK after...

  29. July 20, 2006

    Double taxation of Polish workers to end

    Poland has signed an agreement to end the double taxation of hundreds of thousands of Polish workers who flooded to work in...

  30. June 14, 2006

    Big rise in complaints about slow registering for VAT

    Complaints about delays in registering new companies for value added tax have risen nearly five-fold over the past year,...

  31. April 7, 2006

    Brown to tone down trust tax proposals

    Families of people who dieintestate will be spared the consequences of Gordon Brown's trust tax proposals, following a...

  32. April 6, 2006

    Brown to tone down trust tax proposals

    Families of people who die intestate will be spared the consequences of Gordon Brown’s trust tax proposals, following a...

  33. March 23, 2006

    Savings of £175m a year from online plan

    TAX RETURNS Businesses and individual taxpayers will be able to file online more quickly, accurately and with greater...

  34. March 23, 2006

    Backdate blow for City's highest earners

    Significant numbers of highly paid City workers could face retrospective tax bills of thousands of pounds following the...

  35. February 22, 2006

    Treasury wins landmark ruling in tax avoidance battle

    The Treasury has secured a new weapon to tackle "abusive" value added tax avoidance, following a landmark judgment at...

  36. January 27, 2006

    Radical overhaul of VAT system proposed

    The government is seeking to make a radical change to the value added tax system in an effort to eradicate one of the most...

  37. January 25, 2006

    Britain told to rein in deficit

    Britain was told yesterday by European Union finance ministers to bring its "excessive" budget deficit within EU limits...

  38. January 24, 2006

    Observer: Browned off

    Gordon Brown, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, has a reputation for delivering lectures on sound economic management...

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