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Viral Facebook post warning about EU Referendum vote registration 'wrong' says Lincoln Council

The post has been shared more than 12,000 times on Facebook Credit: Facebook

Warnings that people will be ineligible to have their say in the EU Referendum unless they register to vote are misleading, a council has said.

A post on Facebook highlighting part of the Government-issued leaflet about the vote claims that "we need to register specifically for this referendum".

It has been shared more than 12,000 times.

But Lincoln Council said the suggestion was incorrect.

“It has come to our attention that a social media post, which has gone viral across the UK, has wrongly advised people they will have to re-register to vote in the EU Referendum. “This is not the case. “If you are already on the electoral roll, all you need to do is turn up at the polling station and vote on 23 June.”

– Lincoln Council


Bassetlaw MP calls on PM to resign in wake of offshore trust revelations

John Mann has called for the PM to resign Credit: PA

The MP for Bassetlaw has called on the Prime Minister to resign following the revelation that David Cameron and his wife owned shares in the Panamanian trust set up by his late father.

David Cameron told ITV News yesterday that he had shares in the trust his father set up Credit: PA

Labour's John Mann insisted Mr Cameron should resign and labelled the PM a "hypocrite".

The Treasury Select Committee member wrote on Twitter: "Cameron has been less than honest. He should resign immediately. Most decent people would expect nothing less."

Mr Mann added:

"Cameron has had six years to be honest with Parliament and the people. He failed to do so. Get out now hypocrite.

Cameron issue is simple. He covered-up and misled. How he got his shares is irrelevant. He has no choice but to resign."

– John Mann MP, Bassetlaw
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John McDonnell: Labour would keep sugar tax

John McDonnell said Labour 'supported the sugar tax in principle'. Credit: Good Morning Britain

Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said if his party is elected at the next election it will not abolish the sugar tax announced in yesterday's Budget.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Mr McDonnell said Labour supported the reasoning behind the tax but did not think it would work unless it was part of a wide health strategy designed to tackle obesity.

We welcome the sugar tax but the problem is it's not part of an overall strategy to tackle obesity and whilst George Osborne is introducing the sugar tax, he's cutting £200m from the public health budget.

In principle we support it but we have to see the detail as it rolls out.

– Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell


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A new "lifetime ISA" will be introduced for people under 40

Mr. Osborne delivering the budget for 2016 Credit: PA

A new "lifetime ISA" will be introduced for people under 40, the Chancellor announced.

From April 2017, people can use them to save up to £4,000 each year until they are 50.

Mr Osborne said that for every £4 people save, the Goverment will give them £1.

The ISA limit will also rise from £15,000 to £20,000.

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Tax-free personal allowance raised to £11,500

The tax-free personal allowance is being raised to £11,500 with the Chancellor declaring 31 million people will be paying less tax and 1.3m of the lowest paid taken out of tax altogether.

Mr Osborne also announced the higher rate threshold will rise from £42,385 to £45,000 from April next year, taking more than half a million people "who should never have been paying the higher rate out of that higher tax band altogether".

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