Good night. Labor is planning a “devastating” multi-billion pound inheritance tax raid that could hit farmers and family businesses.
Separately, several people were killed in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Thursday afternoon after a man started a shooting, local police said.
Unions plan ‘devastating’ inheritance tax raid
The party is considering eliminating two exemptions – farm and business property relief – which currently allows farms and businesses to be passed on death without their families paying the divisive 40% charge. Charlotte Gifford reports that it is part of a plan to eliminate a series of tax breaks in an exercise to close “legal loopholes”. This comes amid suggestions that Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers could change allegiance to the Labor Party in the next elections.
Death toll in Rotterdam shooting
TO number of people were killed in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Thursday afternoon after a man started a shooting, local police said. A 32-year-old man was arrested after the shooting that began in a house and continued in a classroom at a nearby medical center. Police did not specify exactly how many people had died. A suspect wearing combat fatigues was later arrested at the Erasmus Medical Center helipad. Follow all the latest updates here.
Lineker faces social media crackdown but Chris Packham given free rein after BBC update
The corporation has published a list of “flagship brand” programs whose presenters must comply tighter restrictions. Lineker is listed as host of Match of the Day, along with Lord Sugar as host of The Apprentice. But Chris Packham – the face of Springwatch for almost 15 years and one of the BBC’s most divisive figures – is not. Read more about the details behind the rules.
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