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Labour may get less than they’re hoping for with their tax proposals. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Manifesto Check: Labour’s tax plan may fail to raise revenue

Labour's manifesto promise of fairer taxes – re-introducing the 10p tax and raising the top rate for high earners – sounds good. But they may not see the benefits in reality.
Just a regular Labour millionaire. Fat Les (bellaphon) Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wik

Can a plug from Martin Freeman make up for Ant and Dec fleeing the Labour fold?

Labour’s latest election broadcast is a direct-to-audience address by the actor Martin Freeman, who you might know from The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office. It’s a curious affair – as Freeman stands alone…
‘Think I can’t pull a rabbit out of this?’ Jonathan Brady/PA

Budget 2015: no magic but plenty of political tricks

As expected, chancellor George Osborne pulled a handful of small rabbits out of his hat as he announced his pre-electoral budget. Lowering the tax allowance, cutting taxes to middle-income earners together…

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