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→  August 14, 2012

By Lisa Dowd, Midlands Correspondent The Government is allowing train firms to raise fares by 3% more than RPI inflation from January, based on July’s inflation figure. Unions have warned that some fares could jump by 11% from the New Year, while most rush-hour travel, season tickets, and off-peak fares will rise by well above […]

→  August 6, 2012

Related Government announces ETS overhaul video Carbon market ‘buried in a six-foot hole’ – energy trader Carbon tax hits Australia video New Zealand’s major emitters of greenhouse gases took advantage of the plummeting global price of carbon units to offset their emissions in 2011, figures from the Ministry for the Environment show. The report is […]

→  July 24, 2012

A Treasury minister has hit out at households who pay tradesmen in cash, saying it is “morally wrong” as it helps workers avoid tax. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said: “Getting a discount with your plumber by paying cash in hand is something that is a big cost to the Revenue and means others have to […]

→  July 14, 2012

The boss of G4S has admitted his firm underestimated the problem of recruiting ten thousand security personnel for the London Olympics. Chief executive Nick Buckles apologised to troops returning from Afghanistan who will have to give up their leave to help secure the Games. He also said that some of the guards the firm has managed […]