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Deal reached ‘to scrap tampon tax’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on March 18, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright ALAMY EU leaders have agreed a deal that will allow the UK to scrap the so-called “tampon tax”, British officials say. Two options have been put forward that would permit a zero rate of tax on sanitary products. It comes amid the threat of a backbench rebellion following the Budget from Eurosceptic MPs [...]

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‘Wage growth to slow down’, warns IFS

Posted by Warren Fyfe on March 18, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionBudget 2016: ‘Disability budget going up’ – Osborne Growth in wages and living standards is set to slow, a think tank has warned, after Chancellor George Osborne revised down forecasts for economic expansion. The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned if the Budget forecasts were right “we should all be worried”. “This will lead to [...]

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EU agrees migrant deal to put to Turkey

Posted by Warren Fyfe on March 18, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of migrants and refugees have been camped at the Greece-Macedonia border, near the village of Idomeni EU leaders have agreed a joint position to put to Turkey in an attempt to reach a deal over the migrant crisis, Luxembourg’s prime minster says. Xavier Bettel said the common EU position [...]

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