Hot Off The Wires - 21 November 2019
Boris Johnson has pledged a tax cut for 31m workers by raising the threshold at which they start paying national insurance to £12,500. That would bring it in line with the level at which people start paying the basic rate of income tax, pulling 2.4m out of the tax system altogether.
Former Brexit secretary David Davis has condemned America's attempt to extradite the tech billionaire Mike Lynch, who is currently fighting a $5bn civil fraud case in the UK.
The European Central Bank has admitted that its own record-low interest rates are destroying banks' profits and pose a “key” threat to the ailing region’s financial stability.
Vodafone’s German cable division Kabel Deutschland has been accused of “material obstruction” of a court-commissioned inquiry after it deleted its former chief executive’s email account.
An Astronomical Unit is the mean distance between the center of what two objects?