David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate

David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate in move that could put 250 in pockets of every British taxpayer By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 14 February 2013 Change: David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown. The Treasury is thought to be considering plans that have been drawn up by Conservative MPs for a chunk of taxable income – probably the first 2,500 – to be taxed at 10p in the pound rather than the current rate of 20p.

Workers to have their redundancy notice halved to just 45 days: Unions condemn move as "utter madness"

Workers to have their redundancy notice halved to just 45 days: Unions condemn move as 'utter madness' The consultation period required before bosses can make large-scale redundancies is being cut from 90 to 45 daysMove was welcomed by British Chambers of Commerce which said it would cut red-tapeBut news was met with fury from unions at a time of job insecurity and a faltering economy | UPDATED: 23:39 GMT, 18 December 2012 Bosses were yesterday given the green light to make their workers redundant more quickly. The consultation period required before large-scale redundancies are made is being halved