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SAVINGS REVOLUTION — The major savings revolution in George Osborne's final Budget of this Parliament was a promise to scrap the automatic deduction of tax on interest earned on savings from April 2016. At the moment banks and building societies take 20% off our interest and pass it straight to the Treasury.

Paul Lewis Money — From 6 April 2015 there will be three distinct and separate tax breaks for those who are married (a word I use to encompass civil partnerships, and 'spouse'='civil partner'). One is new. Another is being phased out and the third is not well known at all.

TAX CUTS FOR THE BETTER OFF — The biggest income tax cuts from the 2015 Budget will be enjoyed by the better off. Anyone with an income between £43,300 and £120,000 will see a cut of £487 in their income tax in 2017/18 compared with 2014/15 .

Obama snubs Netanyahu and criticises Israeli PM's 'divisive rhetoric' — The White House has made clear its dismay at Binyamin Netanyahu's sweeping victory in the Israeli elections with a stinging rebuke of the "divisive rhetoric" used by the Israeli leader in the closing stages of the election.

Aaron Schock's mileage claims suggest long road to resignation for Republican — The world already knew that Aaron Schock lived like an English lord and partied like an international pop star. Related: Aaron Schock says he will resign from Congress Now it appears - if the outgoing Illinois congressman's travel disclosure forms are to be believed - that he drives like Neal Cassady.

TAX BONANZA FROM PENSION 'FREEDOM' — The Chancellor is set to make £17 billion in extra tax over 16 years from Freedom and Choice in Pensions that begins on 6 April 2015. From that date millions of people over 55 will have the right to cash in their pension pot if they want to do so.

Iranian nuclear talks resume in Lausanne as deadline approaches — The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have resumed nuclear talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne to try to narrow the gaps before a 31 March deadline for a political agreement.

THE BUDGET LEAK THAT WASN'T (PROBABLY) — "Nick Clegg announces increased Worker's Bonus for low and middle earners. "Nick Clegg has said that next week's budget will include an extra £100 for low and middle earners on top of tax cuts already promised" So began a statement on the Liberal Democrats website on Friday 13 March timed at 10:08.

Rand Paul invokes Martin Luther King Jr during visit to historically black college — Republican Rand Paul invoked the civil rights leader Martin Luther King's "two Americas" to rail against economic and racial inequality, which he likened to segregation during a visit to a historically black college in Maryland on Friday.

White House pointedly asks UK to 'use its voice' as part of Chinese-led bank — The White House has issued a pointed statement declaring it hopes and expects the UK will use its influence to ensure that high standards of governance are upheld in a new Chinese-led investment bank that Britain is to join.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @emilyhwilson: Love the byline for 'Guardian readers' on this investigation. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Mar 27, 2015

@bobbie Sounds like you're commissioning yourself. Go for it.

Mar 26, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

LIVE on #Periscope: The nation’s biggest, legal, marijuana giveaway, less than two miles from the White House!…

Mar 26, 2015

In an hour, I'm going to try live broadcast from the nation's biggest, legal marijuana giveaway. My #periscope account is @PaulLewis

Mar 26, 2015

I'm watching the East Village fire via #periscope. This is going to be a hugely beneficial tool for journalists, paid and citizens.

Mar 26, 2015

RT @LSEnews: How have LSE's @TimNewburn and Guardian's @PaulLewis helped us understand the 2011 UK riots?

Mar 26, 2015

I'm on Periscope and can't wait to start some journalistic experiments. Do follow! My username is the same: @PaulLewis.

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