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Cabinet Should Publish Tax Haven Links: SNP
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cabinet Should Publish Tax Haven Links: SNP

    The SNP has said David Cameron's Cabinet should follow in his steps and publish any links they have with tax havens. Angus Robertson, Westminster leader of the Scottish National Party, told Sky's Murnaghan programme: "We have heard absolutely nothing about other members of the Cabinet. "Where is the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne? Has he made a declaration that he has never ever benefited from offshore trusts? "What about other Treasury ministers? Have they ever benefited from offshore trusts? "I think the publishing of the tax returns by the Prime Minister is welcome, but it doesn't answer these wider questions and it is something that this week they are not going to get away from. "If the Prime Minister doesn't make a statement to Parliament tomorrow the SNP ...
Venezuela energy crisis: President tells women to stop using hairdryers and go with natural style to save electricity
America, ENGLISH

Venezuela energy crisis: President tells women to stop using hairdryers and go with natural style to save electricity

    The President of Venezuela has urged women to stop using hairdryers and offered alternative styling tips as the country’s energy crisis continues. Nicolas Maduro has announced a decree giving state employees Fridays off for two months as part of measures to offset a crippling electricity shortage. He urged his compatriots to increase other efforts to save power, including cutting appliance use and raising the temperature on air conditioning units. Recommending that women reduce hairdryer use to “special occasions”, the President added: “I always think a woman looks better when she just runs her fingers through her hair and lets it dry naturally. It's just an idea I have." He also called on Venezuelans to make small changes to their routines, including embracing the tropica...
Charity boss Chowdhury Muyeed, 52, and his wife Asma Khanam, 47, were jailed
ENGLISH, London

Charity boss Chowdhury Muyeed, 52, and his wife Asma Khanam, 47, were jailed

    Charity boss and his wife who flew hundreds of Bangladeshi migrants to Britain for a day to claim £1.6million in benefits are jailed • Chowdhury Muyeed, 52, and his wife Asma Khanam, 47, were jailed • Headed scam that saw migrants fly to UK and illegally claim state handouts • Italian nationals of Bangladeshi origin went to Job Centre interviews to get National Insurance numbers • Their details were then connected to bogus addresses and they were registered with the Government as working for 24 hours per week • Meant they were entitled to housing benefits and council tax credit claims • Fake claims cost Redbridge and Tower Hamlets Council total of £1,582,519 Chowdhury Muyeed, 52, was the £44,000-a-year head of finance at Blood Pressure UK, when he headed the 'con air' scam...
Britain’s worst town for drunken women revealed as police say they’re as bad as blokes
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain’s worst town for drunken women revealed as police say they’re as bad as blokes

    Geordie lasses top a shameful league table of Britain’s most drunk women. They have been punished with more £80 on-the-spot fines for nuisance public boozing than females in any other region, police figures uncovered by the Sunday People reveal. An alarming total of 4,629 were dished out by Northumbria Police, which patrols Newcastle, in six years. Second worst-hit was Lancashire, which includes the hen party mecca Blackpool, with 3,596 of the fines. In third place with 3,410 of the cash penalties was Merseyside, where Liverpool city centre’s array of bars and clubs lures thousands of party girls every weekend. All top three regions were well ahead of fourth-placed London, despite having far smaller populations than the capital. The rise in anti-social drunkenness by young...
Cameron in line to avoid inheritance tax of £80k
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cameron in line to avoid inheritance tax of £80k

    David Cameron stands to avoid up to £80,000 in inheritance tax after his mother gave him £200,000 following the death of his father, it emerged on Saturday, as the Prime Minister took the unprecedented step of publishing details of his tax returns. Under current tax rules, Mr Cameron would be able to legitimately avoid paying inheritance tax, which could be as much as 40 per cent, if his 82-year-old mother Mary lives for another two years. The approach is commonly used by tens of thousands of families a year to help reduce their tax liabilities by using a “lifetime gift”. However, a Downing Street source was unable to say whether the money from Mrs Cameron came from his father’s offshore investments. A Downing Street source last night said that Mrs Cameron's decision to gi...