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  • UK growth forecast to fall in 2015

    UK economic growth is forecast to drop to 2.4% in 2015, down from 3.1% this year, according to EY Item Club. It said the general election and political uncertainty would discourage investment in Britain, although the 2.4% figure is well below forecasts issued by the Bank of England, the CBI and the International Monetary Fu...

British Business

MPs must back referendum Bill to secure EU reform, say business leaders

  BfB press release Business for Britain (BfB) welcomes the return of the European Union (Referendum) Bill to the House of Commons this Friday and urges MPs of ...

Construction

Conservative Response: Miliband house building comments

Conservative press release Responding to Ed Miliband's comments on house building, a Conservative Spokesman said: 'This is just an empty promise from Ed Miliban...

Consumers

Labour: Comment on Which? research on household energy bills - Caroline Flint

Labour press release Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, commenting on research from Which? on household energy bills, said: ...

Employment

Grant Shapps: Tories have achieved impossible on EU before

Grant Shapps brushed off a warning from Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, that any attempt to impose an “arbitrary cap” on EU immigratio...

Financial Services

Treasury: Government sets out options to include peer-to-peer (P2P) loans in ISAs

HM Treasury press release: Government sets out options to include peer-to-peer (P2P) loans in ISAs The Government is today setting out options to enable savers...

Food & Drink

Maria Eagle: Government must address food safety concerns

Maria Eagle said the Government needed to urgently address issues around food safety in light of Professor Elliot's report  into the horsemeat scandal. "I think P...

Indicators

HMT: EY item club forecast - comment

HM Treasury press release Please see below for comment on the latest EY item club forecast. A HM Treasury Spokesperson said: "Today's report from the Ernst and...

Insurance

CPS: Savings time bomb: George Osborne's new ISAs do not go far enough

Centre for Policy Studies press release Britain is perilously close to a capital crisis. Britons have more personal debt than citizens of any other nation and, with ...

Manufacturing

Govt protecting steel jobs despite Tata sale - Hancock

The Government has defended its handling of the proposed sale of UK manufacturing plants by Tata Steel, which threatens thousands of British manufacturing jobs. ...

Public Sector Finances

Mary Creagh: Ministers haven't learnt lessons from Royal Mail sell-off

Mary Creagh warned of the potential “incompetence” of privatisation and said that ministers had “not learnt their lessons” over the sell-off of Royal Mail, as the Go...

Retail Sector

Conservatives: Labour’s new tax on countryside will force up cost of weekly shop - Pickles

Conservatives press release A Labour Party policy report, produced for Ed Miliband by his High Streets Advisory Group, is planning for a Labour Government to “bri...

Tax

Danny Alexander: UK's recovery is the envy of the world

Danny Alexander defended the Government’s handling of the economy after the Office for Budget Responsibility warned that income tax receipts were likely to come in b...

Trade Unions

Cabinet Office: Statement on 15 October PCS strike

Cabinet Office press release A Cabinet Office spokesperson said: "We want to thank the overwhelming majority of civil servants who did not vote for today's acti...

Utilities

Labour: Labour would reform the water industry to support those struggling to pay bills- Maria Eagle

A press release from Labour: New House of Commons library figures show that water companies have paid shareholder dividends amounting to 92% of their £10.5 billio...

Welfare

Labour: Forcing people to pay cruel Bedroom Tax while failing to tackle soaring levels of benefit overpayments says everything about Tory-led Government- Bryant

Labour press release Chris Bryant MP, Labour's Shadow Welfare Reform Minister, said: "The Government's complete failure to get a grip of benefit overpayments, fr...

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