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  • Younger workers hardest hit by recession – IFS

    Younger workers have been the hardest hit by the squeeze on wages since the financial crisis, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. A report by the thinktank found median hourly wages in 2014 were still 4.7% below 2008 levels in real terms, with nearly all groups having experienced a real-terms decline in wages ...

British Business

Lib Dems: Fines for supermarkets who treat suppliers badly - Cable

Liberal Democrat press release Fines for supermarkets who treat farmers and suppliers badly a step closer - Cable  Measures to grant the Groceries Code Adjudica...

Construction

David Cameron: Charlie Hebdo killings a 'challenge to our values'

David Cameron: Charlie Hebdo killings a 'challenge to our values'

The massacre at the Paris office of a satirical magazine represents "a challenge to our values", David Cameron has said. Twelve people were murdered in the attack...

Consumers

Citizens Advice: Profit estimate makes inadequacy of price cuts clear

Citizens Advice press release Profit estimate makes inadequacy of price cuts clear Citizens Advice has said today that recent price cuts are clearly inadequate a...

Employment

IFS: Men and younger workers see biggest falls in pay; low-paid see smaller falls than those on higher earnings

Institute for Fiscal Studies press release Men and younger workers see biggest falls in pay; low-paid see smaller falls than those on higher earnings The emplo...

Financial Services

Vince Cable comment on eurozone / Greece

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “There is no reason for the situation in Greece to lead to another Eurozone crisis. Several European countries have enjoyed s...

Food & Drink

Labour: Food policy has been dominated by chaos and incompetence under this Tory-led Government - Maria Eagle

Labour press release Maria Eagle MP, Labour's Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, responding to the publication of the Efra select committee rep...

Indicators

Labour: IFS report shows Cameron has overseen falling wages and rising insecurity in the labour market - Rachel Reeves

Labour press release Rachel Reeves, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the IFS ‘Earnings since the recession’ report, said: “This report ...

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

David Cameron: Charlie Hebdo killings a 'challenge to our values'

David Cameron: Charlie Hebdo killings a 'challenge to our values'

The massacre at the Paris office of a satirical magazine represents "a challenge to our values", David Cameron has said. Twelve people were murdered in the attack...

Public Sector Finances

'Mean-sprited' Ukip not the British Syriza, argue Lucas & Abbott

Caroline Lucas and Diane Abbott have rejected claims that Ukip represents the British equivalent of the populist Syriza movement, after the party was victorious in G...

Retail Sector

Labour: Response to EFRA Committee report on dairy prices - Irranca-Davies

Labour press release Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Labour's Shadow Food and Farming minister, responding to the publication of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Se...

Tax

PAC: Managing and replacing the Aspire contract

  Public Accounts Committee press release Richard Bacon MP today said: "The Aspire contract between HMRC and Capgemini is the Government's largest technology ...

Trade Unions

Conservative response to Unite's £1.5m donation to Labour

Conservatives press release In response to the executive council of Unite the union agreeing to donate a further £1.5 million to the Labour Party’s campaign funds...

Utilities

DECC: Ed Davey statement - SSE price cut

Responding to SSE’s announcement to cut gas prices by 4.1% Secretary ofState for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said: "It's good news for households when energ...

Welfare

DWP: Benefit fraud clampdown as maximum penalty to be more than doubled

Department for Work and Pensions press release Plans to more than double the maximum administrative penalty that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution f...

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