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  • Borrowing falls in line with OBR estimate

    The UK Government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, the Office for National Statistics has said. The annual figure is lower than the £115.1bn amount the Government borrowed the previous year. It is in line with the Office for Budget Responsibility's predictions. In the Budget, the OBR had estimated a ...

British Business

Labour: We have been calling for company ownership registers since last July - Umunna

Labour party press release  Responding to Vince Cable's announcement on a register of company ownership, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP said:   "Labou...

Construction

Let Britain Fly: Statement on Government's infrastructure spending announcement

Let Britain Fly press release Statement from Gavin Hayes, Director of the Let Britain Fly campaign, responding to today's Government announcement on infrastructur...

Consumers

Treasury Committee: Government agrees to an independent review of the Money Advice Service

Treasury Committee press release The Treasury Committee has today published a letter responding to its report on the Money Advice Service (MAS) in which the Financ...

Employment

Frances O'Grady: Job figures needs to be about quality, not quantity

Frances O'Grady said there needed to be "decent job creation" and a focus on job quality instead of quantity. "Well there's clearly a very uneven regional spread ...

Financial Services

Labour: Chuka Umunna response to Vince Cable's letter to the FTSE 100 calling for restraint on executive pay

Labour press release Chuka Umunna MP, Labour's Shadow Business Secretary, responding to Vince Cable's letter to the FTSE 100 calling for restraint on executive pa...

Food & Drink

Trussell Trust hits back after food bank criticism

  The Trussell Trust has hit back at claims by an anonymous source that the food bank charity engages in "fairly misleading and emotionally manipulative publicity...

Indicators

IFS analysis of today's public finance figures

IFS press release Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances March 2014. We now have details of central government ...

Insurance

Treasury Committee: Andrew Tyrie comments on appointment of Simon Davis to conduct inquiry into FCA

Treasury Committee press release Commenting on the appointment of Simon Davis of Clifford Chance to conduct an independent inquiry into the handling of the FCA's ...

Manufacturing

Clegg: not all free school meals will be hot

  The Government will not insist that all infant schools provide free hot meals, Nick Clegg has said. Pressed at Deputy Prime Minister's Questions by Labour MP ...

Public Sector Finances

Labour: Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes - Response from Cathy Jamieson

Labour press release Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour's Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes, said: "If the...

Retail Sector

USDAW: Shopworkers need protection and Government sentencing guidelines don’t go far enough

USDAW press release Shopworkers need protection and Government sentencing guidelines don’t go far enough says Usdaw Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett ...

Tax

Labour: Letter from Phil Wilson MP to Sue Gray seeking clarification over the financial arrangements of Andrea Leadsom

Phil Wilson MP, Labour MP for Sedgefield, has today written to Sue Gray, Director General of the Propriety and Ethics team at the Cabinet Office, seeking clarificati...

Trade Unions

RMT hits back at "barrage of lies, smears and spin" as tube talks continue today

RMT press release Tube union RMT today hit back at a barrage of lies, smears and spin from tube chiefs designed to mislead both the public and staff as to the let...

Utilities

Labour: Today the Tories and Lib Dems have a second chance to back Labour’s amendment to tackle the cost of living crisis and help those struggling to pay their water bill - Maria Eagle

Labour press release Today the Tories and Lib Dems have a second chance to back Labour’s amendment to tackle the cost of living crisis and help those struggling t...

Welfare

SNP: Comments on Gordon Brown speech - Eilidh Whiteford

SNP press release Commenting on Gordon Brown’s speech today on pensions, Scottish National Party Work and Pensions spokesperson Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP said: “Th...

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