– Tax system ‘is punishing success‘
– Britain behind Saudis on defence spending (also in The Guardian)
– Cut top rate of tax? Over my dead body says leading Lib Dem
– Tory MP Aidan Burley who organised Nazi-themed stag in French Alps to stand down at the election
– Top 1% pay 27.% of all income tax
– Give bag levy VAT to charity, say MPs
– Oxfordshire councillor is pocketing £4,000-a-year allowance despite living 8,500 miles away from his constituents in Thailand
– 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
– 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
– Laws vs Gove: now it’s civil war in the coalition classroom
– Transport strikes could be banned by Tories
– The Few become none: RAF test pilotless fighter
– Balls’ new tax eadache. Labour plot would hit business
– Romanians tout £40 DIY service in store car park
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.