In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, polls suggested support for independence had surged to a majority in Scotland, which voted heavily to remain in the EU. Government claims record £4.7bn from inheritance tax. The survey by You Gov shows only 45% back independence for sake of continued EU membership.
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates remains the world’s richest person, at $77.7bn (£59.1bn), while Spain’s Amancio Ortega, who founded the Zara clothing group, was second at $72.7bn (£55.3bn).
That now puts him ahead of Mr Buffett’s wealth of $64.9bn (£49.3bn), according to business magazine Forbes. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus.
Experts say HMRC has introduced a “tougher regime” with “serious penalties”. When asked which leader they would prefer to lead the country, 29% of Labour voters - equivalent to 2.7 million people - opted for the Conservative Party’s new PM. Mr Bezos’ fortune stood at $65.3bn (£49.6bn) after the US markets closed last week.
The government now makes twice as much from the tax as it did five years ago. More than 2.5 million people who voted Labour at the last election would choose Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister, a new poll shows. Jeff Bezos has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third richest man after his company Amazon reported better than expected results.
Stats released by HM Revenue and Customs show that receipts from inheritance tax jumped by 22%, thanks to rising house prices.
The taxman charged a record £4.7bn in death duties last year as thousands more families were dragged into paying.
Published in the first series of English Men of Letters in 1882, this biography of Charles Dickens (1812–70) provides a short introduction to the life and works of the most popular author of the Victorian era.