The ten-point guide to what Osborne has in store for Britain
Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to raise £3.5 billion (€2.8 billion) over five years by restricting banks’ ability to offset past losses against profits in the future. The move will avert the prospect of the banks paying no corporation tax by carrying forward losses made during the crisis.
The autumn statement imposes a transaction tax of up to 12 per cent on homes worth more than £1.5 million (€1.9 million). Britain’s most expensive homes...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
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