Taxpayers ‘treated unfairly’ by HMRC

“Our evidence has convinced us that this balance has tipped too far in favour of HMRC and against the fundamental protections every taxpayer should expect.” HMRC investigates players, clubs & agents HMRC interest rate change is ‘unfair’ Millions of UK voices stored by HMRC The Committee’s report warned that some…

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Democrat seeks emergency congressional hearing on potential fraud in North Carolina House race

(CNN)A House Democrat is seeking an emergency hearing Wednesday as investigators in North Carolina probe allegations of election fraud in a congressional race there. Harris’ campaign has denied any knowledge of potentially illegal behavior that took place on his behalf. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman — who was asked…

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Dry summer leads to subsidence surge

What is subsidence? Subsidence happens when the ground beneath a building loses moisture and shrinks. It can be caused by several factors, including prolonged dry spells that cause soil to lose water, as well as trees and shrubs which can absorb significant volumes of water from the soil. Clay soils…

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‘Subdued’ demand from house buyers

Prices were up 0.3% month-on-month compared with October, it said. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that there was a wide range of ways Brexit could affect the housing market, with a shock hit from a “no deal” still unlikely. “Our central expectation is the…

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House Democratic priorities in new Congress: Trump tax returns and tackling corruption

Washington (CNN)House Democrats on Friday unveiled the outline for their first legislative push in the new Congress — a bill that would aimed at substantial government reforms on everything from voter rights to campaign finance to ethics requirements in Washington to the documents presidential candidates must hand over when they…

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Netanyahu joins world leaders in lamenting results of CNN poll on anti-Semitism

(CNN)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has joined lawmakers and leading figures involved in the fight against anti-Semitism by saying he is “concerned” about the results of CNN’s investigation into European attitudes toward Jews. Meanwhile, a third of Europeans polled said they knew just a little or nothing at all about…

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