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Monday 10th of January 2011

News Tag: Conservative party

April 11, 2010

Conservative party proposes tax breaks for married couples

by Kay Murchie
The Conservative party is continuing with its election campaign by proposing to make four million married couples and civil partners £150 a year better off. The tax break would apply to basic rate taxpayers earning under £44,000 where one partner does not use their full personal tax-free income allowance. Speaking about the married couples allowance, shadow chancellor George Osborne ...

April 6, 2010

PM calls general election for 6 May

by Kay Murchie
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has today confirmed the general election will take place in exactly one month’s time - on 6 May. The move was widely expected and the PM made the announcement outside Downing Street, following a 20-minute meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace to seek the dissolution of Parliament. Mr Brown will now face one month of tough campaigning ...

April 5, 2010

Labour defend National Insurance rise

by Kay Murchie
Chancellor Alistair Darling has been forced to defend Labour’s planned rise in National Insurance (NI) contributions after the Conservative Party said the hike would lead to job losses. Last month’s Budget confirmed that the Labour Government will raise National Insurance contributions by a further 0.5% from next year, on top of the 0.5% rise announced in 2008. However, the Conservative party have said avoiding ...

October 6, 2009

Conservatives plan rapid rise in retirement age

by Kay Murchie
Conservatives plan rapid rise in retirement age
If the Conservatives win the next election, they will raise the state pension age for men from 65 to 66 from 2016. Furthermore, the Conservatives have not ruled out an increase in the pension age for women towards 66. Under Conservative policy, the state retirement age for both men and women is set to be brought more closely into line. According ...