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⟳ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:02:43 GMT

IMF sounds alarm on UK tax cut plans

The UK government proposals will work at "cross purposes" with the cost-of-living fight, the IMF says.

Bank of England economist hints at 'significant' rate rise

The central bank's chief economist signalled in a speech it could not be 'indifferent' over the pound's slump.

Labour promises free breakfasts at primary school

Breakfast clubs will be funded by returning the top rate of income tax to 45%, Labour say.

Ukraine war: Russia claims win in occupied Ukraine 'sham' referendums

Moscow-installed officials claim the so-called referendums show almost total support for joining Russia.

Royal Mail workers to hold 19 days of strike action

It will cover the Christmas build-up, including key shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Ukraine war: Russia to open war enlisting hub on Georgia border

Massive queues have formed as men desperately try to flee Russia to avoid being sent to fight in Ukraine.

Hurricane Ian: Florida fears catastrophic flooding as storm nears

Florida's vulnerable Tampa Bay area could be struck directly for the first time in a century.

Shakira to stand trial in Spain for tax evasion

The singer is accused of failing to pay €14.5m (£12.9m) in tax and could face eight years in jail.

Flu and Covid could make this a hard winter for UK

People should prepare for a rampant flu season, say experts, based on what Australia has experienced.

Data sharing: MoD and Home Office ignored people's data requests - ICO

Data watchdog says it is naming and shaming seven organisations for failing to share information.

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