English regions should get the power to spend the tax collected from local residents in the wake of further Scottish devolution, a leading Labour MP has said.
Alex Salmond staged a dramatic fightback in the Scottish independence campaign after mounting repeated attacks on the credibility of no campaign leader Alistair Darling in a bloody confrontation in advance of next month's referendum.
Britain's deepest postwar recession has led to record numbers of self-employed people, who are earning lower wages and working longer hours than other workers, a study suggests.
The Liberal Democrats are to burnish their credentials as the tax-cutting party for the low paid by floating the possibility of cutting national insurance contributions for anyone earning below £12,500 a year.
A group of investors have filed a claim for compensation from Lloyds Banking Group for losses they claim they incurred during the rescue of HBOS in 2008.
The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is expected to claim on Thursday that Ed Miliband would be forced to agree to a "shopping list of demands" from union bosses if he became prime minister.
David Cameron has given his strongest hint yet that he may be preparing a giveaway for higher-income earners when he said he would "love" to raise the level at which people started paying 40% tax.
The Conservatives are "champing at the bit" to cut the top rate of tax for Britain's wealthiest people further to 40p in the pound, Ed Balls will say in a speech in the marginal constituency of Bedford on Wednesday.
Ed Miliband will tell Labour's national policy forum on Saturday that the party cannot rely on its traditional high-spending approach to social problems if it wins the general election.
Tax officials were forced to apologise on Thursday after Whitehall's spending watchdog found HM Revenue and Customs had incorrectly claimed it was bringing in billions of pounds in extra tax.