Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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FIRST MILESTONE

Wales takes on non-domestic rates

Welsh finance minister Jane Hutt hailed devolution of non-domestic rates, saying it marks the first milestone of fiscal devolution to Wales. From April 1, the Welsh Assembly assumed full responsibility over the rates, previously only partly devolved. Hutt said Wales can now develop taxes that suit the nation's priorities: 'They will help us deliver our economic and social goals.'

GROWING CAMPUS

Green light for £llm teaching block

Northern Ireland employment and learning minister Stephen Farry has given the green light to the film construction of a teaching block at Ulster University's Magee campus to accommodate 1,000 additional students. It will include a lecture theatre seating 340.

PERCEPTIONS OF BIAS

MPs criticise top Treasury official

Westminster MPs criticised the Treasury permanent secretary, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, for making public his opposition to currency union with an independent Scotland during last year's referendum campaign. …

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