Alistair Darling says unemployment stands at 1.6m, lower than than it reached
during recessions in the 1980s and 1990s when it peaked at three million.
He said: “That has not happened by chance.” He said unemployment is still
lower than when Labour came to power in 1997.
The cost of unemployment has been lower than expected and the money saved
will be used to extend the guarantee to young people which means no more than
six months unemployment before receiving state help for those under 24.
"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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