income tax

  • May 26, 2019

    Free care for all over-65s would remove fears about savings for millions and put dementia patients on same footing as those with cancer

  • March 12, 2019

    Replacing the personal allowance for income tax with a weekly cash payment of £48 could lift 200,000 families out of poverty.

  • August 1, 2018

    The Local Government Association says the services caring for older and disabled people are at breaking point.

  • May 5, 2018

    Living in England, where the hostile environment seems to extend not just to the Windrush generation but to anyone who is not privileged or prosperous, it is strange to think that just next door in

  • December 15, 2017

    The Scottish government's Draft Budget proposes a new Starter Rate of tax, and would raise additional revenues for the NHS and other public services.

  • December 2, 2014

    The government is collecting £17bn less than forecast in income tax because of the lack of earnings growth in the UK, according to the TUC.

  • March 22, 2012

    Green MP Caroline Lucas has slammed yesterday’s budget as the “nail in the coffin” of the Coalition’s commitment to be “the greenest government ever”.

  • March 22, 2012

    Wales will be hit hard by the UK budget, according to Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour. Plaid called for Welsh opposition to regional pay variation.

  • August 20, 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • July 27, 2011

    A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.

    Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.