The Chancellor says he"doesn't have any plans" to increase the tax: the same phrase he used before the 2010 increase.
The Labour London mayoral hopeful wants higher tax bands introduced by local councils.
Ed Miliband is expected to announce the policy in his conference speech tomorrow.
Trouble for a future Labour government.
Shadow chancellor closes down Tory attack by ruling out option of borrowing for infrastructure projects.
Of all workers in the UK, over one in every seven is self-employed. Labour should account for this in its economic proposals.
Shadow chancellor announces that ministerial salaries will cut by five per cent under Labour and then frozen.
The act was denounced as "bullying" at the time, but Salmond's struggles prove it was the right choice.
National Policy Forum rejects anti-austerity amendment by 125 votes to 14 as consensus is achieved on programme for government.
The shadow chancellor's recent praise of competitive rates of corporation tax makes life harder for the Scottish Labour party, which opposes the SNP's plan to reduce the corporate tax rate in Scotland.