Osborne’s tax cut for top earners ‘cost £100 million’

George Osborne’s decision to cut the 50p tax rate for top earners has cost the Treasury around £100 million, according to an independent report. MORE

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George Osborne: does anyone believe

77 Academics accuse Osborne of gimmickry

77 Academics have signed an open letter criticising Osborne’s talk of a new law, requiring a government to run a surplus as a “gimmick”During his Mansion House speech on Wednesday, George Osborne said the government should enshrine permanent budget surpluses in law.

Why won’t the Tories say that they won’t cut the 45p tax rate for the wealthy?

How to dodge a simple question

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