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  • Government plans cash machine fee action

    The Government is to incentivise shop owners to make cash machines on their premises free, the Daily Mail reports. Ministers say people should not pay to access their own money and will stop short of regulation but say they will reduce business rates to compensate any shop that loses revenue from the move.

British Business

BIS: Record year for the high street – Hancock

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills press release Hancock: Record year for the High Street According to government estimates the value of retail sal...

Construction

Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development, says CLG Committee

A press release from the CLG Committee: Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development, says CLG Committee The Government's flagship plann...

Consumers

BIS: Record year for the high street – Hancock

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills press release Hancock: Record year for the High Street According to government estimates the value of retail sal...

Employment

SNP: Hundreds of public sector workers to see a pay increase with living wage

The increase in the living wage is set to deliver a welcome pay increase to hundreds of public sector workers in Scotland. The living wage has increased from £7.6...

Financial Services

Cathy Jamieson: George Osborne spends £43,000 of taxpayers’ money defending bankers’ bonuses

George Osborne’s legal challenge against the EU cap on bank bonuses has cost British taxpayers over £43,000 according to new figures. A response from the Treasury ...

Food & Drink

SNP: Need for food banks to be open on Christmas Day 'Dickensian'

SNP press release The SNP has said that families using food banks this Christmas Day is a result of the “Dickensian impact” of welfare cuts. The Trussell Trust h...

Indicators

Lord Howell: Oil price crash is a mixed Christmas present for the UK

Lord Howell said that the UK would both benefit and lose out as a result of the oil price crash, as the country is both a big producer and a consumer. “It’s a Chr...

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

Paul Johnson: If employment goes up, there may be less need for cuts

Paul Johnson said that more people getting into the workplace could mean that less tax cuts would have to occur. "That’s certainly possible, we’re always looking ...

Public Sector Finances

Cathy Jamieson: George Osborne spends £43,000 of taxpayers’ money defending bankers’ bonuses

George Osborne’s legal challenge against the EU cap on bank bonuses has cost British taxpayers over £43,000 according to new figures. A response from the Treasury ...

Retail Sector

Sharon Hodgson: Internet resale market is on an industrial scale

Sharon Hodgson called for action to be taken on the market reselling tickets online. “It’s industrial scale, the secondary market online at the moment. It’s the q...

Tax

David Sparks: Govt disingenuous about extent of council cuts

David Sparks accused the Government of being “disingenuous” by claiming councils would face only an average 1.8% funding cut. “The actual cut is 8.8% in the amoun...

Trade Unions

CWU: 48 hour walkout for Post Office workers called off

CWU press release 48 hour walkout for Post Office workers called off A Joint Statement between the Communication Workers Union and the Post Office has been agr...

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

SNP: Need for food banks to be open on Christmas Day 'Dickensian'

SNP press release The SNP has said that families using food banks this Christmas Day is a result of the “Dickensian impact” of welfare cuts. The Trussell Trust h...

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