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UK has longest tax code handbook in the world

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The tax code of the UK has been the longest in the world since 2009 the tax code of the UK has actually doubled since 1997 and is reaching 11520 pages. The changes which are made annual and the duty form the law known as the finance law. It may change the rates of tax and the principles. The...

Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

Parliament & Elections
A major refurbishment is needed to protect and preserve the heritage of the Palace of Westminster if it is to continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century and beyond. In 2016, a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament concluded that “a full decant of the Palace of Westminster presents the best option under...

Welfare spending: what’s in £218.3 billion?

Social Policy
More than a year has passed since the Summer Budget 2015 and the then Chancellor’s commitment to save £12 billion from the welfare budget. Over the next Parliament, total UK welfare spending is forecast to fall by around £7 billion (3.2%) between 2015-16 and 2019-20. But what makes up welfare spending? This blog uses the House of Commons Library’s new...

Spending Review 2015: the future of overseas aid

World Affair
The UK is committed to spending 0.7% of its gross national income on aid each year. While this gives a sense of the scale of overall future spending in this area, there are still questions to be answered about exactly how much money is spent, who spends it and where. Some of these questions may be answered in the...

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