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UK Govt Prepares For Tax on Disposable Plastics — While 95 Per Cent of Pollution Comes From Asia, Africa

Britain’s embattled Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is expected to announce a punitive anti-plastic tax or levy on disposable items in the Autumn budget in an effort to tackle ocean pollution, but the measure comes shortly after news that Britain — and the Western world — is only responsible for a tiny fraction of the world’s plastic waste.

Remainer Hammond Draws Up Plans for Soft Brexit

Britain’s Chancellor Phillip Hammond is drafting detailed plans for a “soft Brexit” whereby Britain will retain associate membership of the single market, foregoing the opportunity to forge her own bilateral trade deals. Under his bespoke plans, Mr Hammond hopes Britain

DUP Set to Spurn Tory Remainers and Back Full Brexit

Ulster’s Democratic Unionist Party, which is expected to prop up Theresa May’s minority government over the coming months, has spurned Tory Remainers who hoped they would force the Prime Minister to ask the EU for a so-called ‘Soft Brexit’. According

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May Refuses to Rule Out Tax Rises Despite Tory Pledge

Theresa May has refused to rule out raising income tax and national insurance despite the Tories “tax lock” pledge in 2015 against increasing the two levies, and VAT. May claimed to have “absolutely no plans to increase the level of

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UK Chancellor to Raise Minimum Wage

Britain’s Chancellor will say on Wednesday that he is raising the minimum wage and taking the edge off a benefits squeeze for low earners, but fixing the public finances will be a bigger priority as the country gets ready for Brexit.

Hammond Told May He Will Not Quit

Chancellor Philip Hammond has told Prime Minister Theresa May that he will not quit the government after media reports of a split among senior ministers over Brexit, the Daily Telegraph said, citing an unidentified Hammond ally.

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Prime Minister May Must Not Allow Hammond to Undermine Brexit

The past fortnight has seen numerous speeches from British politician’s concerning Brexit. The Prime Minister, in her first speech to Conservative Party Conference as leader, responded to the defeatism which consumes much of the political establishment. Theresa May pointed out

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British Government Vows To Match EU Cash After Brexit

The British government will cover the costs of lost European Union (EU) funding for universities, farmers, small businesses and infrastructure projects after Brexit, the Chancellor has said. Philip Hammond promised that projects currently receiving EU money will have that funding