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  • Govt fails to reduce deficit in June

    The Government has failed to bring down the deficit in the 12 months to June, according to official statistics. Office for National Statistics figures place public sector net borrowing excluding financial interventions at £11.4bn in June, up £3.8bn on the 12 months ago. Once Bank of England asset transfers were exclud...

British Business

BIS: Regional Growth Fund support for small and medium firms trebles

BIS press release The number of small and medium-sized enterprises supported through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has trebled over the past year to 5,100 – helpi...

Construction

Labour: Inflation figures - response from Labour's Catherine McKinnell

Labour press release Catherine McKinnell MP, Labour's Shadow Treasury Minister, responding to today's inflation figures, said: "This is a worrying jump in infla...

Consumers

Liberal Democrats promise law to 'lift the lid' on gender pay gap

Large companies will be legally required to publish the difference between what they pay men and women under manifesto plans set out by the Liberal Democrats today. ...

Employment

GMB press release 'Employment rate shows that huge areas have missed out on the recovery so far'

In places like Dundee, Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, Leicester, Newham, Walsall, Hartlepool, Manchester and Middlesbrough the level of empl...

Financial Services

Tyrie comments on RBS's evidence to the Treasury Committee on GRG

RBS has written to Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, about oral evidence provided by Chris Sullivan, Deputy Group Chief Executive, and Derek Sach,...

Food & Drink

Efra committee: Defra leadership key to long-term UK food security

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press release Extreme weather events and increased demand for foodstuffs from emerging economies such as China need ...

Indicators

Labour: Osborne is not only set to break his promise to balance the books by next year, he is also borrowing more so far this year than the same period last year - Leslie

Labour press release Chris Leslie MP Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to today's public sector finance figures, said: "George Osborne ...

Insurance

Transport Committee: Outlaw insurance payouts for whiplash injury before medical exams

Transport Committee press release Outlaw insurance payouts for whiplash injury before medical exams, urge MPs Launching a report that reviews the Government’s pl...

Manufacturing

George Osborne's northern powerhouse speech

Full text of the Chancellor's speech at the International Festival for Business in Liverpool. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. It is an absolute pleasu...

Public Sector Finances

PCS: HMRC set to spend £10 billion on IT as suppliers double their profits

Public and Commercial Services union press release HMRC set to spend £10 billion on IT as suppliers double their profits A damning report into IT spending, publi...

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

PCS: HMRC set to spend £10 billion on IT as suppliers double their profits

Public and Commercial Services union press release HMRC set to spend £10 billion on IT as suppliers double their profits A damning report into IT spending, publi...

Trade Unions

GMB To Ballot 30,000 Members Over 2014/15 Pay Offer For NHS Staff

GMB press release The trail of broken promises and deceit leads directly to the Prime Minister refusing to honour the independent pay review body's recommendation...

Utilities

The Big Deal: People power delivers lower bills by creating cheapest 2 year energy tariff on the market

The Big Deal press release Collective bargaining campaign, The Big Deal, creates the cheapest 2 year energy tariff on the market First time a collective switch ...

Welfare

Treasury Committee: Tyrie writes to Chancellor concerning MAS role in guidance guarantee

Treasury Committee press release Today the Government published its response to the consultation on new pension proposals. It announced that the guaranteed guidan...

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