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Reuters: banks moving overseas would not cost the government much tax

A special report from Reuters, not normally exactly a hotbed of anti-capitalism propoganda, brings some provocative research findings about Britain’s financial sector:

Research by Reuters shows … the impact of any big bank departures on the economy, government finances and the City of London’s pre-eminence as a financial centre would be extremely limited…

In terms of taxes alone, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and former banker James Sassoon told members of the House of Lords in February that large banking groups were expected to contribute around 20 billion pounds ($30 billion) in tax for the 2010-11 tax year.

Crucially, though, that figure includes

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When is a late surge not a late surge? (aka how Reuters gets the news wrong)

When all the changes in party support in an opinion poll are within the margin of error. Pretty obvious stuff you’d have thought, but take a look at the Reuters headline for its new marginal seats poll:

Poll shows late surge for Conservatives in swing seats

Now look at the actual vote shares:

Conservative 36% (+1)
Labour 36% (-2)
Lib Dem 20% (-1)

In other words, all the changes are within the margin of error. This is not a poll result that justifies the “surge” headline, even though curiously Reuters does rightly describe the Lib Dem share as “steady” which is a fair description for …

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Nick Clegg at Reuters: the highlights #askclegg

Nick Clegg received hundreds of questions yesterday during his “Ask Clegg” event with Reuters. It was an online version of the Lib Dem leader’s Town Hall meetings, where members of the public were invited to ask Nick any question they liked.

These were received in a variety of ways, including via the Reuters website, on Twitter and even from Christian Payne (aka @Documentally) in the back of a London cab:

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Online event: Reuters social media Q&A with Nick Clegg (13/7/09)

An email drops into the Voice’s inbox asking us to alert readers to the following event:

Just wanted to give you a heads up that on Monday, Nick Clegg, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, will be joining the Reuters UK team to take questions live for one of the first purely social media events of its kind. No topic is off limits. Should you wish to post a question, read the comments thus far and get a firsthand account of Nick Clegg’s take on the importance of social media in politics, please click here.

The event will take place from 12.15 – 2pm BST on Monday July 13th. Should you wish to participate, you can find the live video stream on the link above.

Event co-host Journalism.co.uk explains a little more about the event:

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Join Nick Clegg online for The Great Debate

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