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MPs in poorer parts of UK to be paid less

George Osborne will announce plans to pay lower salaries to Members of Parliament in poorer parts of the country in his budget next week. The chancellor will argue that MPs pay should mimic the private sector and be more reflective of local economies.

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Posted: Mar 18th, 2012
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Growth forecast hit by octopus death

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed yesterday that that the death of Paul the Octopus, known for picking world cup winners, caused the treasury to revise growth forecasts downwards by a half of one percent.

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Posted: Mar 24th, 2011
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Private jet tax ‘last straw’ for Thunderbirds

V.A.T.International Rescue, forced to curtail its activities in recent years because of rocketing fuel prices, says Chancellor George Osborne’s proposed private jet tax is a regulatory burden too far.

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Posted: Mar 22nd, 2011
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Mrs N Hubbard of Slough announces her domestic spending review

Domestic Goddess‘On education spending, school uniforms are to be purchased in Tesco and Asda so as to save on costs, and lunches will be made at home.’

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Posted: Oct 22nd, 2010
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Government to encourage poor people to catch their own food

Details have emerged from the budget for plans to train ‘dole-scroungers’ in the arts of bushcraft. The scheme, hidden within the reduced budget for the SureStart programme, will see sofa-huggers cast out into the countrified areas of Britain in search of a decent meal.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2010
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