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Actual Headline: "Chancellor acted on best advice -Balls"


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Dec 30, 2006
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I'm not even really sure what the story's about. I didn't get past a skim of the first couple paragraghs. I just think the headline and the name Ed Balls are hilarious.

Chancellor acted on best advice -Balls
Reuters Saturday March 31, 09:58 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The government dismissed on Saturday as "absolutely untrue" claims that Chancellor Gordon Brown ignored warnings over the impact of changes to pension policy introduced in his first budget.

Ed Balls, economic secretary to the Treasury
, :rofl: said Brown had acted on the "best advice from the civil servants" when he scrapped tax relief on dividends paid into pension funds in July 1997.

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