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  • n. Plural form of allowance.


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  • The arrangements that Mr. and Mrs. Ed Balls (respectively now the MPs for Normanton and Pontefract & Castleford) have whilst both collecting huge sums of money in allowances from the House of Commons are notorious.

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  • This is a very out-of-date use of the term allowances - the whole point of the expenses reforms has been to abolish allowances (maximum payments, seen as a perk of the job and offered without production of receipts of payments) with a true expenses system.

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  • Persons impeached and convicted by the Senate of The United States of America, or convicted of Treason in the Federal Courts, are forbidden election or appointment to any position of trust or responsibility in any branch, department or agency of the United States Government and are forbidden any pay or allowances from the same, excepting Social Security, medical benefits, and other payments and allowances offered to any other Person not serving in the government.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Help Draft the Federalism Restoration Amendment

  • A partial directed rebate of the revenues from carbon allowances is half of a good idea.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Comment on Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill

  • News reaches me that one Tory run council is offering staff a 0% pay rise this year whilst the councillors themselves took a large increase in allowances and in addition to this, another council (Broadland) has seen the Tories ignore Lib Dem pleas at the last full council meeting to halt plans for a further rise in allowances in order to "show solidarity with council tax payers at this difficult time".

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I hereby certify that all the information contained herein is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and that I will pay the taxes for which I have received tax allowances from the Fund. [emphasis added]

    The Geithner Kerfuffle

  • This is 2 doubled as good as join allowances as good as twice a length of a accomplished shade for a length.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Each small shade required a cut of fabric measuring 30 far-reaching which is a 29 as good as dual 5/8 join allowances along a side edges.

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  • For the most part, income in Waziristan is derived from “political activity such as raiding settled districts” and “allowances from the administration for good behavior.”

    Tribes of Terror « Isegoria

  • The former was the sponsor of the notorious Freedom of Information (Suppression Amendment) Bill whose purpose was no more and no less than the concealment of any jot or tittle of information about MPs expenses and allowances from the gaze of the Taxpayer.

    Kicked Into The Long Grass


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