Mar 142012

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.]

John Lewis

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]