No 10 says free movement ends when UK leaves EU

No 10 says free movement ends when UK leaves EU

Image copyright Getty Images Suggestions that freedom of movement will continue after the UK leaves the EU are wrong, Downing Street has said. On Friday, Chancellor Philip Hammond warned full controls could take “some time”, prompting speculation free movement may continue in all but name after the UK leaves in March 2019. But amid claims […]

Brexit: UK will not cut taxes, says Philip Hammond

Brexit: UK will not cut taxes, says Philip Hammond

Image copyright PA The UK will not cut tax and regulations after Brexit in a bid to undercut EU rivals, Philip Hammond has suggested. The chancellor told French newspaper Le Monde that tax raised as a percentage of the British economy “puts us right in the middle” of European countries. “We don’t want that to […]

Give MPs deadline on hiring relatives, campaigners urge

Give MPs deadline on hiring relatives, campaigners urge

Image copyright PA One in five MPs continue to employ a member of their family using taxpayers’ money despite the practice being banned for new members of Parliament. Of the 589 returning MPs, 122 have declared the employment of a relative in the latest Register of Members’ Financial Interests. None of the 61 new MPs […]

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS in England, the health secretary has said. The plans involve increasing the number of trained nurses, therapists and other mental health professionals. Jeremy Hunt said it was time to end the “historic imbalance” between mental and physical health services. […]

Brexit: Fox holds firm on opposing free movement

Brexit: Fox holds firm on opposing free movement

Image copyright AFP Unregulated free movement of people after Brexit would “not keep faith” with the EU referendum result, the international trade secretary has said. In a Sunday Times interview, Liam Fox said he had “not been party” to widely-reported talks about a “transitional” period when free movement is retained. Chancellor Philip Hammond has said […]

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Image copyright PA Tax breaks for UK farmers should be reviewed, the head of a group advising the environment secretary has said. Economist Dieter Helm said the current system of taxpayer-funded support was extremely wasteful and the industry suffered from “subsidy addiction”. Prof Helm said the exemption of farmland and buildings was used to avoid […]

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Image copyright PA Tax breaks for UK farmers should be reviewed, the head of a group advising the environment secretary has said. Economist Dieter Helm said the current system of taxpayer-funded support was extremely wasteful and the industry suffered from “subsidy addiction”. Prof Helm said the exemption of farmland and buildings was used to avoid […]

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Image copyright PA Tax breaks for UK farmers should be reviewed, the head of a group advising the environment secretary has said. Economist Dieter Helm said the current system of taxpayer-funded support was extremely wasteful and the industry suffered from “subsidy addiction”. Prof Helm said the exemption of farmland and buildings was used to avoid […]

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Image copyright PA Tax breaks for UK farmers should be reviewed, the head of a group advising the environment secretary has said. Economist Dieter Helm said the current system of taxpayer-funded support was extremely wasteful and the industry suffered from “subsidy addiction”. Prof Helm said the exemption of farmland and buildings was used to avoid […]

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks

Image copyright PA Tax breaks for UK farmers should be reviewed, the head of a group advising the environment secretary has said. Economist Dieter Helm said the current system of taxpayer-funded support was extremely wasteful and the industry suffered from “subsidy addiction”. Prof Helm said the exemption of farmland and buildings was used to avoid […]