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BBC Business News
- Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:49:43 GMT
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
- Bank of England warns on bankers' pay
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:22:42 GMT
Banks may have to cut pay to reflect lower industry returns since the financial crisis, a senior Bank of England executive has warned.
- Movers hit as Bank system stops
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:36:31 GMT
House movers remain delayed after the Bank of England stopped an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks for much of the day.
- Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:34:29 GMT
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.
- UKIP's alliance in Europe rescued
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:34:43 GMT
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.
- Sweden steps up 'mystery sub' hunt
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:27:47 GMT
Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.
- VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:22:02 GMT
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.
- Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:16:48 GMT
Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.