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Six year-old maths whizz demands greater transparency on household finances

Henry Willis, a 6 year-old pupil at Tunbridge Primary in Kent, has become increasingly agitated about his long-term financial security. In a heated discussion with parents, Geoff and Lynn, about family net worth, he was infuriated to learn that additional savings were not being offset to generate lower mortgage interest repayments. After unearthing a significant number of poor financial decisions, he has insisted that all future investment strategies are to be signed off by him.

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Posted: Oct 29th, 2015
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‘Best things in life’ to be taxed at source

‘George noticed poor people enjoying the sunshine and asked how much we were making out of it,’ said a civil servant. ‘We were terrified. Eventually poor old Norris had to explain that joy is free, so it doesn’t matter what percentage VAT you apply, the government doesn’t get a penny’.

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Posted: Jul 8th, 2015
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Rich ‘keeping their fingers crossed’ on budget

As George Osborne finalises his first budget unencumbered by a coalition cabinet, some of the country’s richest people are nervously awaiting the result after five years of hardship in which they had to move large amounts of their wealth offshore.

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Posted: Jul 7th, 2015
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Whippets to be zero-rated for VAT

In a move which is sure to be welcomed by ‘hard working families’ and ‘lovable northerners’, the Government has announced that whippets, pipes, pints of mild and dolly tubs are all to be zero-rated for VAT.

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Posted: Mar 20th, 2014
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Bank of England to open branch on every high street

Mark Carney to personally shake hands with every new customerA budget which promised help for savers, free access to pension funds to lend to the government through new bonds, and tax-free savings up to £15,000 in an ISA failed to explain the whole picture, analysts have revealed.

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Posted: Mar 19th, 2014
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