Daily Telegraph

– Tax system ‘is punishing success

Britain behind Saudis on defence spending (also in The Guardian)

Daily Express

Cut top rate of tax? Over my dead body says leading Lib Dem

Daily Mail

– Tory MP Aidan Burley who organised Nazi-themed stag in French Alps to stand down at the election

GPs revolt on patient records 

Pensions tax raid would stop people saving for old age says IFS 

– Top 1% pay 27.% of all income tax 

Give bag levy VAT to charity, say MPs

– Drivers face £200 bill to fill up with EU eco-fuel

– Oxfordshire councillor is pocketing £4,000-a-year allowance despite living 8,500 miles away from his constituents in Thailand

The Times

– Britain’s ‘shameful’ crime. First prosecution for female mutilation imminent

– Austerity ‘could end in 2015‘ as recovery revives the economy

– Bullying bureaucrats ‘risk causing new NHS scandal’

– MPs set down truce terms for Cameron

– Ross Clark: Expats who don’t pay taxes have no right to an MP

– Tim Montgomerie: Three cheers for Tory rebels, the real loyalists

The Guardian

RBS will move to London if Scots vote for independence, says Cable

Ban kosher and halal meat, UKIP MEP wrote in policy draft

– Tories pledge £150m a year for school sport

The Independent

– Laws vs Gove: now it’s civil war in the coalition classroom

– Cameron takes charge of flood response with river dredging pledge

Transport strikes could be banned by Tories

Ring fence will not save health from ‘unprecedented’ spending squeeze say IFS

– The Few become none: RAF test pilotless fighter

– Andy McSmith: UKIP’s loss in Farage’s gain (re: former UKIP Chairman of Harrogate and Knaresborough)

The Sun

– Balls’ new tax eadache. Labour plot would hit business 

– Romanians tout £40 DIY service in store car park 

Daily Events

House of Commons

– Statement. Winter floods – Mr Eric Pickles

– Lord (Gus) O’Donnell gives evidence on fixed-term parliaments to the Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.

House of Lords

– Oral Questions incl. Final report of the Electoral Commission ‘Electoral fraud in the UK’

– External Affairs Select Committee (EU Sub-Committee C). Subject: EU Sanctions and Restrictive Measures


– George Osborne to visit a business to promote the introduction of the Employment Allowance in April, Yorkshire.

– Call Clegg on LBC 97.3 radio.

– Nuffield Trust conference with Robert Francis QC. A year on from the Francis Inquiry.

– 11am NIESR press conference to release its latest forecast for world and UK economies and analysis of impact of Scottish independence.

– 12pm Bank of England decision on interest rates and quantitative easing.

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