Manchester Central Labour MP Lucy Powell has expressed concern at the number of employees from financial service companies being given ‘privileged access’ to the inner-workings of the Financial Conduct Authority.
Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman has suggested that people should be forced to pay extra for their unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks in order to tackle obesity. MM takes to the streets to find out Manchester’s opinion of a potential sugar tax.
The announcement joins three other ‘red line’ policies which the party says will be non-negotiable conditions in any coalition deal, just before a possible hung parliament next week.
As #EndTamponTax does the rounds on Twitter and the petition ‘Stop taxing periods. Period’ gains more than 200,000 the University of Manchester is looking into ways to make sanitary products cheaper for their female students.
Chancellor George Osborne yesterday revealed his vision for a ‘Northern powerhouse’ in his final budget ahead of May’s General Election.
The ‘stench of corruption’ among Britain’s banks and corporate organisations must be addressed during this May’s election campaign, according to an Oldham MP.
Ed Miliband vowed to go door-to-door holding ‘four million conversations’ with the working people of Britain to win Labour’s ‘once-in-a-generation fight’ against the Conservative Party.
Mancunians are benefitting from Employment Allowance which allows businesses to claim discounts of up to £2,000 on National Insurance, according to government figures.
Bury scrounger nicknamed ‘Mr Bullsh*t’ jailed for swindling £100K off tax man by running fake company
A Bury unemployed welfare claimant nicknamed ‘Mr Bullshit’ scrounged an extra £100,000 from the taxpayer – by posing as a wheeler-dealer businessman.
Manchester carers are being forced to pay ‘dementia tax’ as the tax they already pay to the NHS won’t cover the cost of care if they fall ill, say the Alzheimer’s Society.
Bedroom tax vote: Lib Dems jump in bed with Labour as most Manchester MPs say no to Clegg’s ‘cruel’ bill
The bill, which passed 306 to 231 in a debate today in Parliament, will preclude anyone from the Bedroom Tax unless they can be found a smaller home to move to