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  • Borrowing figures lower than expected

    UK borrowing was lower than expected in November, official statistics have shown. Borrowing was put at £14.1bn last month, which was £1.6bn lower than the same month in 2013, and £15bn less that was predicted. This was put down to a £1.1bn from bank fines, according to the ONS. In total this year, borrowing has totall...

British Business

Labour: Public sector finance figures show George Osborne is failing on the deficit - Chris Leslie

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

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

George Osborne: Inflation figures are good Christmas news, economic plan is working

George Osborne said the inflation figures today were proof that the long-term economic plan was working. “It’s good news as Christmas approaches that we have infl...

Employment

TUC: Government must clamp down on abuse of minimum wage for apprentices

In response to the publication today (Thursday) of the government’s Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014, the TUC is calling on ministers to take tougher action on employe...

Financial Services

Labour: Public sector finance figures show George Osborne is failing on the deficit - Chris Leslie

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

Food & Drink

Labour: Comment on the Independent Living Fund court ruling - Kate Green

A press release from Labour: Kate Green MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Disabilities, commenting on the Independent Living Fund court ruling today said: "Disab...

Indicators

Jeremy Browne: Lib Dems should be proud of economic gains

Jeremy Browne said the Liberal Democrats should be proud of their contribution to the economic recovery under the Coalition. “Wages are rising faster than prices,...

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

Toby Perkins: Premier Foods 'pay and stay' practice is exploitative and should be outlawed

Toby Perkins said the practice being implemented by the retailer Premier Foods of asking its suppliers for payments in order to carry on doing business with them was...

Public Sector Finances

Labour: Public sector finance figures show George Osborne is failing on the deficit - Chris Leslie

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

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 serves notice for Post Office strike

Communication Workers Union press release CWU serves notice for Post Office strike The Communication Workers Union (CWU) yesterday served formal notice for indu...

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

Chris Leslie: Govt do not understand how to improve the health of the economy

Chris Leslie said the Conservatives did not understand that the health of the economy shapes the health of our public finances. “If we want to say we’ll do differ...

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