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US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

December 16, 2017 12:23 am0 comments
US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country’s tax system in 30 years. The plan brings the US corporate tax rate down to 21% from the current 35%. The top individual income tax drops to 37% from 39.6%. President […]

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Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

December 13, 2017 1:42 pm0 comments
Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final […]

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Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

December 2, 2017 7:10 am0 comments
Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump’s first big legislative victory. The package would mark the biggest tax overhaul since the 1980s. It was passed by 51 votes to 49, after a series of amendments in a marathon session. Democrats complained it […]

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Brexit: UK divorce bill offer 'worth up to 55bn euros'

November 28, 2017 8:52 pm0 comments
Brexit: UK divorce bill offer 'worth up to 55bn euros'

The UK has offered a larger potential “divorce bill” to the EU – which could be worth between 40bn and 55bn euros (£35bn-£49bn), the BBC understands. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the offer was communicated to Brussels after last week’s crucial cabinet meeting. There has been no final agreement […]

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Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues

November 10, 2017 6:11 am0 comments
Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues

The UK has two weeks to clarify key issues or make concessions if progress is to be made in Brexit talks, the bloc’s chief negotiator has said. Michel Barnier was speaking after meeting the Brexit secretary for talks on citizens’ rights, the Irish border, and the UK’s “divorce bill”. David […]

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The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

October 31, 2017 12:27 am0 comments
The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

UK maternity units are turning to expensive temporary staffing arrangements such as overtime and agency staff to plug gaps in midwife rotas, union leaders say. Royal College of Midwives data showed the bill hit nearly £100m in 2016, with services having to pay hourly fees twice as high as the […]

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Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

September 12, 2017 12:52 am0 comments
Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a “power grab” by ministers. The […]

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Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

July 12, 2017 7:39 pm0 comments
Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

The minister in charge of the UK’s EU exit says he will “work with anyone” to secure Brexit as he publishes a bill to end the supremacy of Brussels law. Known as the Repeal Bill, the legislation will transpose EU law into UK law so the same rules apply on […]

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Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

June 17, 2017 8:02 pm0 comments
Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision after some 53 hours of deliberations in Norristown, Pennsylvania. […]

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

March 30, 2017 12:03 am0 comments
Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

The government is due to set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book when it publishes details of its Great Repeal Bill later. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a “smooth and stable transition” with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will […]

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