Phew! Britain avoids triple-dip recession by a whisker as economy grows by 0.3%… and Osborne claims economy is 'healing at last' Overall figures better than expected easing pressure on George OsborneEconomy overall grew by 0.3% but construction slumps by 2.5% Deputy PM Nick Clegg warns: 'We're not out of the woods yet'Labour blames coalition for slowest recovery for 100 years Government borrowing remains stubbornly high at 120billionTory MPs accuse coalition of being 'timid' and 'complacent' about growth IMF urged Britain to rethink pace of cuts in face of sluggish recovery .
'Every penny matters': Osborne borrows Morrisons slogan in 'man of the people' speech to supermarket staff defending cuts to benefits Osborne says his reforms are backing 'people who want to get on in life'He said 'vested interests always complain' about welfare shake ups 14million households will be better off, the Chancellor announcesDefends cutting the 50p top rate of tax for highest earners ” class=”lightboxPopupLink” onclick=”return false”> Enlarge George Osborne's hopes of avoiding an unprecedented triple dip recession are on a knife-edge.
Britain's biggest burger: It weighs as much as a bowling ball and contains 7,000 calories… but nobody has ever finished one Ogre Burger contains one kg of beef, 800g bun and 200g of cheeseVisitors to The Edge Bar attempt to finish the meal within thirty minutes But nobody has ever completed the burger, which takes two hours to make By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:53 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:27 GMT, 29 March 2013 It weighs as much as a bowling ball and you would have to run three marathons to burn off its 7,000 calories.
Firm makes six-figure profit by keeping you on hold on 41p-a-minute HMRC tax helplineCompany makes 'less than 1million' profit from premium 0845 numbers Each year 16million callers will be kept waiting for longer than five minutesMPs tell HMRC chief Lin Homer the wait is 'unacceptable' By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 00:24 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:20 GMT, 29 January 2013 Lin Homer, chief executive of HMRC, admitted the target is to answer 80 per cent of calls in five minutes A private phone company is making hundreds of thousands of pounds in profit from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs premium rate helplines. HMRC chief Lin Homer told a committee of MPs that Cable and Wireless has made 'less than 1million' from the 0845 number.
Your 1million bill for jet-set BBC bosses: Corporation spent huge sum on flights to U.S. in just seven monthsFoI request reveals executives, including Mark thompson, ran up huge billCorporation spent an average of 162,246 a month on U.S. flights | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 14 December 2012 High-flier: Former BBC director-general Mark Thompson was among executives who clocked up over 1million on flights to the U.S.
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson spent thousands on expenses for travel to the US in months before he quit to join New York Times Former BBC chief spent almost 6,000 in return flight to San Francisco BBC senior managers' hotel and rail expenses doubles since 2009 Despite cutbacks to budgets, three executives received pay rises up to 20pc | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 6 December 2012 Expenses: Former BBC director general Mark Thompson, pictured, spent almost 6,000 on travel to the US in his final few months in charge of the corporation Former BBC director general Mark Thompson spent almost 6,000 on travel to the US in his final few months in charge of the corporation. Senior managers’ hotel and rail expenses have doubled since 2009, according to new figures for the first financial quarter of the year from the BBC.