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  • No prosecutions for firms flouting NMW

    There have been no prosecutions of companies who fail to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage in the past year, despite minsters' claims that they will be tough on the issue. According to figures given to Parliament the last successful case brought against a firm exploiting its workers was in February 2013, and ...

British Business

UKTI release: Prime Minister hails 1,800 jobs in Britain at UK Investment Summit

Press Release from UK Trade and Investment: PRIME MINISTER HAILS 1,800 JOBS IN BRITAIN AT UK INVESTMENT SUMMIT Prime Minister David Cameron has today announced...

Construction

No 10: PM drives forward roads revolution by green-lighting action on over 100 projects on major roads

Downing Street press release Addressing business leaders at the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) annual conference in London today, the Prime Minister wi...

Consumers

Ed Davey: Govt considering setting up its own energy comparison site

Ed Davey said the Government was considering whether to set up a not-for-profit energy switching site, after Ofgem accused some of the price comparison companies of ...

Employment

Trussell Trust: Foodbank use rising despite recovery

Trussell Trust press release Low income and welfare problems see foodbank numbers rise by 38% despite economic recovery * Almost 500,000 people given three day...

Financial Services

Ed Balls: Thornberry tweet ridiculous and out of touch

Ed Balls said Emily Thornberry's decision to tweet a photo of a white van outside a house festooned with England flags had made her resignation inevitable. “Emily...

Food & Drink

Labour: Government dealt a resounding and humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on statutory pubs code - Toby Perkins

Labour press release Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister, commenting after the Government’s House of Commons defeat this afternoon on introdu...

Indicators

Treasury response on today's PSF release

Press Release from the Treasury: All, Please see below for spokesperson quote and background on today's PSF release A HM Treasury Spokesperson said: "The go...

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

Labour: Labour is committed to retaining a sovereign shipbuilding capability in the UK - Alison Seabeck

  Labour press release Alison Seabeck MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Procurement Minister, responding to the First Sea Lord's comments which suggested the Governm...

Public Sector Finances

Lord Lawson: Global economy presents a worrying picture

Lord Lawson said he shared David Cameron's concerns about the fragility of the global economy. “Yes. I’m not going to play party politics like Alistair [Darling] ...

Retail Sector

Photo opportunity

  An open letter to Private Eye Sirs, Interviewing Ed Davey on the Sunday Politics this week, longstanding host Andrew Neil pressed the Energy Secretary on ...

Tax

Mansion tax, housing benefit and NHS dominate PMQs

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have gone head-to-head over housing benefit, taxation and the NHS. In the weekly round of Prime Minister’s Questions, the Labour lea...

Trade Unions

GMB Press Release

Press Release from GMB: ISS Fail In High Court To Get Injunction So Two 24 Hour Strikes Go Ahead On Nov 24th And 25th At ISS At Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich ...

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 pensions review to consider a charge cap to protect 320,000 savers from rip-off charges

Labour press release Labour pensions review to consider a charge cap to protect 320,000 savers from rip-off charges Labour have urged the Government to ensure t...

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