The treasury has a new chief secretary in the form of former housing minister
and wife to secretary Ed Balls, Yvette Cooper.
The 38-year-old moves into her first full cabinet job, prompted by Gordon
Brown’s ministerial reshuffle amidst Peter Hain’s departure.
Cooper, a former economics columnist for the Independent, is to be the
chancellor’s number two, and another addition to the PM’s inner circle, the
Other moves included that of 37-year-old culture secretary James Purnell,
promoted to Hain’s job in the Department for Work and Pensions while Andy Burham
moves from the Treasury to become culture secretary.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy
A senior MP has questioned the impact of HMRC’s decision to undertake yet another radical overhaul of its internal structure
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