Plans to increase National Insurance rates for self-employed people – announced in the Budget last week – have been dropped.
via U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance – BBC News
But the cross-party Defence Committee said that including what is spent on intelligence gathering and war pensions could be seen as “creative accounting”.
Source: Nato spending target ‘met by MoD accounting changes’ – BBC News
The government borrowed £74bn in the year to March, £1.8bn more than George Osborne’s borrowing target.
Source: Chancellor misses borrowing target – BBC News
Ex-minister David Laws said NHS boss Simon Stevens told Downing Street the service needed £15billion until 2020, but reduced his demand to £8billion after being told there was ‘no way’.
Source: David Laws claims David Cameron wanted budget cut to pretend NHS needed less cash | Daily Mail Online
Suggestions by a cabinet minister that the government may back down over cuts to disability benefit have been played down amid a growing Conservative row.
Source: Government not backing down on disability cuts despite minister’s words – BBC News