Lifetime ISAs are no longer fit for purpose for some first-time buyers. Half a million savers risk being locked out and could face £1,000+ fines to get their money back. 🏡 Find out why we're urging the Chancellor@Jeremy_Hunt to #EndLISALockout now. 👇
Good Morning from Germany, where wages have lagged far behind #inflation . Never before in post-war German history have there been 3yrs w/such poor real wage development as 2020-2022. Since Dec2019 prices have gone up by 12%, nominal wages increased by only 5.5%. (via @Tiefseher )
Tax cuts for businesses will be prioritised when possible, says Chancellor
It’s extraordinary and unprecedented that @nadhimzahawi negotiated his multimillion pound tax settlement with @HMRCgovuk while Chancellor of the Exchequer. See attached. I am staggered this was thought appropriate by either the cabinet secretary or Treasury…
Zelensky to Putin: "Good Lord, what do you want? Leave our land. If you don't want to leave now, sit down with me at the negotiating table. But not from 30 meters away, like with Macron and Scholz. Sit down with me and talk. What are you afraid of? We're no threat to anyone."
"I really am sorry, from the bottom of my heart. But if the price we pay is 590 deaths a day then this in unacceptable." German Chancellor Angela Merkel begs Germans to follow coronavirus restrictions in an unusually emotional appeal ahead of Christmas.
German president Steinmeier in TV address to the nation: "No, this pandemic is not a war. Nations do not stand against nations, nor soldiers against soldiers. Rather it is a test of our humanity. It brings out the best and worst in people. Let's show each other the best in us."