Archives for May 18th, 2001

CIVIL SERVICE UNION CHALLENGES CONSERVATIVES

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 May, 2001

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Britain’s largest civil service trade union with more than a quarter of a million members has called for an explanation of what cuts in services would fall under a Conservative government.The Conservatives have said they want to reduce civil service staffing to 1997 levels, as one of the ways of paying for reduced fuel taxes.

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CHECKING THE SUMS ON MANIFESTOS

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 May, 2001

As with the Conservative Party’s manifesto, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has been looking into the likely outcomes, based on manifesto promises, if either Labour or the Liberal Democrats win power. (see Publicnet Briefing, May 16)As might be expected, it says that the Liberal Democrats’ plans would some families worse off as a result of a range of tax increases – such as a rise of 1p in the basic rate of income tax, a new 50% rate on incomes over £100,000 and increased capital gains tax.

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