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2013-07-11 11:13:35

Beyond the Nicholson challenge: How the comprehensive spending review protection for the NHS hides a deepening financial crisis 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%. And although politicians are promising to protect and increase the health budget every year, the latest Comprehensive Spending Review shows that the reality to be quite different. According to Ford, the...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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, various media outlets have reported. The funding increases were announced by Chancellor George Osborne on Friday, during which he also announced that the ESA had agreed to allow the UK to...

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. The announcement was made by Chris Pappas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Styron. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100618/395738 ) Richard J. Diemer Jr. has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial...

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 the next British election, The Times of London reported Wednesday. In a Pre-Budget Report unveiled Monday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling proposed to lower the tax from 17.5 to 15...

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. The shadow Chancellor, George Osborne, launched a consultation on plans to scrap the existing fuel duty escalator and to replace it with a "fair fuel stabiliser" which would...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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