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  • Unemployment down again

    The Government has been handed a boost after new figures showed another fall in unemployment and wages growing faster than inflation. The Office for National Statistics found that the jobless total fell by 63,000 to 1.96 million in the three months to October, with the total number of people in jobs at a record high of 3...

British Business

CWU: Further Post Office strikes before Christmas

A press release from the CWU: Further Post Office strikes before Christmas Post office workers will be taking a further four days of industrial action over the...

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

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,...

Financial Services

Treasury Committee: Tyrie comments on basic bank accounts announcement

Treasury Committee press release HM Treasury has today made an announcement on the provision of basic bank accounts. Commenting on the news, Andrew Tyrie MP, Chai...

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

ComRes/Independent: Public rejects George Osborne's plan to cut public spending faster in order to run a budget surplus by a margin of 2-1

ComRes/Independent press release The public rejects George Osborne's plan to cut public spending faster in order to run a budget surplus by a margin of 2-1, accord...

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

Danny Alexander: Labour would cut slower, with no timeframe

Danny Alexander said that Ed Miliband’s approach to the deficit was to take longer over dealing with it, and criticised the fact that he did not set targets to get t...

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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