e plans in the draft bill include:
Internet service providers having to store for a year all details of online communication in the UK – such as the time, duration, originator and recipient of a communication and the location of the device from which it was made.
They would also be having to store for the first time all Britons’ web browsing history and details of messages sent on social media, webmail, [...]
Business Secretary Vince Cable says replacing the 50p tax rate with some form of wealth tax is among a “complex set of negotiations” within the coalition ahead of the Budget.
The Lib Dems were not “ideologically wedded to the 50p tax rate”, he said.
But he added that if it were to go, it “should be replaced by taxation of wealth”.
Business organisations and many Tory MPs want the 50p tax on earnings [...]
UK government borrowing rises to record high:
Net borrowing totalled Â£23.3bn last month, up from Â£17.4bn a year ago, and more than analysts had expected.
The borrowing figure was pushed higher by increased spending on health, defence and the EU.
The latest figures are likely to raise concerns about the government’s efforts to reduce the UK’s budget deficit.
UK growth revised down for year, lower than expected and thatâ€™s before any of the [...]