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2013-07-11 11:13:35

Chancellor George Osborne has announced an increase in health spending of 1.9% for 2015/16, but taking inflation into account the true figure will be just 0.1%.

Space Science Research Gets UK Funding Boost
2012-11-12 04:53:34

The UK will contribute an additional $95 million (£60 million) in the European Space Agency (ESA) over the next two years, and will be investing more than $475 million (£300 million) in space-science research over the next five years.

2010-08-31 06:11:00

MIDLAND, Michigan, August 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - John Sereda Named Vice President and Treasurer - George Osborne Named Vice President and Controller Styron has announced three new members to the company's executive leadership.

2009-01-20 13:20:54

New measures to shore up banks in Britain amounted to an admission that the first round of bailout measures fell short, shadow Chancellor George Osborne said. It is the clearest possible admission that the first bailout of the banks has failed and now they have no options but to attempt a second bailout, he said. The new round of government support, including a plan to swap frozen securities for government bonds, triggered fears that banks would be fully nationalized, the Independent reported...

2008-11-26 07:23:33

Britain's Shadow Chancellor George Osborne is crying foul after a Treasury document inadvertently posted on a Web site showed a discarded plan to raise taxes. The document that appeared on a government Web site showed British ministers had contemplated raising the value added tax by 1 percent following

2008-11-25 10:31:22

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer and the opposition Shadow Chancellor sparred Tuesday over the government's $30.5 billion stimulus package. Chancellor Alistair Darling defended the tax reorganization and spending plan by repeating that action beats sitting on the sidelines when dealing with a recession, The Times of London reported. Shadow Chancellor George Osborne said the ensuing $1.5 trillion national debt would slow the recovery. I think there was a big intake of breath by the nation...

2008-07-07 09:00:56

By Colin Brown Deputy Political Editor Fuel taxes would fall as oil price rises *Petrol would be 5p a litre cheaper today A cut of 5p a litre in the price of petrol and diesel was proposed by the Tories yesterday, with radical plans to change the way tax is levied on fuel in the wake of record global prices for oil.


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