Will a rise in national insurance reduce UK jobs?

The current Labour government has put in place plans for a rise in National Insurance contributions (NICs) from April 2011 of 0.5% on employees and 0.5% for employers. Obviously, if Labour says ‘left’ the Tories have to jump and say ‘right’ and vice versa. Well, we can only expect this during an election period, although it is pretty much a … Continue reading

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Shock cut in bingo duty

A reduction in bingo duty from 25% to 20% was the centrepiece of yesterday’s Pre Election Manifesto – sorry, Pre Budget Report – presented by chancellor, Alistair Darling.   Whilst it’s true that the chancellor had all the room to manoeuvre of a man holding a wake in a telephone box, he actually played safe by doing ….well…..doing virtually nothing. … Continue reading

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