From the Daily Mail
50p Tax Rate
A comment article in Monday’s paper suggested that the present government had introduced the 50p tax rate for those earning more than £150,000 a year.
While the Coalition have retained the rate, it was in fact introduced by the previous Labour government.
[There were a number of articles published on Monday that mention the 50p tax rate, but none of them still seem to claim that it was introduced by this government. So I assume the the article has been silently corrected.]
An article in last week’s City pages said that the department store division of John Lewis had posted sales of £7.86bn and made an operating profit of £393.3m. In fact, these figures applied to the whole group including Waitrose.
[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]