budget 2012

Whilst I may have been involved with many development charities in my time, all the following is purely my own views. With that said, I think Godfrey Bloom may have been onto something with his recent comments; or at least would had been had we been discussing this twenty or thirty years ago...
Beer sales have fallen for the eighth year in a row, with 381 million fewer pints being drunk in 2012, according to a new
High street bakery Greggs has announced the departure of its chief executive Ken McMeikan. McMeikan became well known to
It is the latest in a long line of U-turns from the government that has led to George Osborne's 2012 Budget to be known as
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that fuel duty will be frozen for the rest of the year, cancelling a planned increase
George Osborne has defended his decision to perform a series of U-turns over measures announced in this year's Budget. The
David Cameron insisted his Government had "resolve, strength and grit" as he defended a string of enforced U-turns on tax
George Osborne took his eye off the ball when it came to capping tax relief on charitable donations, former chancellor Lord
A series of government U-turns on proposals set out in this year's Budget has made it harder for future chancellors to stick
"Does VAT apply to humble pie?," ministers were asked this afternoon after George Osborne performed a surprise U-turn on
The chief executive of bakery chain Greggs stepped up his fight against the "completely confusing" pasty tax on Wednesday
More than four million people will pay the highest rates of tax during this financial year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC
Hundreds of bakers will protest outside Downing Street today during a day of action over the controversial "pasty tax". About
The claim by a London council that it is being forced to move its poorest tenants up to 170 miles away because of spiralling
A failure of strategic thinking by ministers was blamed by MPs on Tuesday for a series of policy blunders which have dogged
Labour will today mount a fresh attempt to inflict political pain on the government over Chancellor George Osborne's Budget
Nick Clegg defended plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations today, insisting there had to be "some limit" to an allowance
Estimates used by George Osborne to justify the axing of the 50p top tax rate are "highly uncertain", an influential group
MPs get very upset when you accuse them of being "on holiday" during recess - they splutter that they're catching up on essential
Rather than undermining a cornerstone of charitable giving, the government should be thinking of how it can reduce the tax burden on charities.