Why should recent migrants pay more tax than everyone else?

Migrants are just as entitled to tax credits as the rest of us

There is nothing fair about restricting in-work benefits from migrants

NHS staff: Strike over pay comes after government refuses independent board's recommendation

NHS staff are right to go on strike

They go above and beyond for pitiful wages, while millions are spent on privatisation: NHS staff are right to strike

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The Grayling meme

Top authors insert justice secretary villain into their novels

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    Gross mortgage lending up 5% month-on-month

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £19 billion in October. This is 5% higher than September (£18 billion), and 8% higher than October last year (£17.5 billion). This is the highest lending total for an October since 2008 (£18.6 billion).

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    UK tax system trapping low-paid workers in travel tax relief schemes

    A new report by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) will highlight the plight of temporary low-paid agency workers who turn to confusing and costly umbrella arrangements to claim tax relief on travel expenses.

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