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  • IMF increases growth forecast for UK economy

    The International Monetary Fund has predicted that the UK economy will be the fastest growing of major, advanced nations in 2014 and revised its growth forecast upwards to 3.2%. The projections have more than doubled since this time last year when 1.5% GDP growth was expected for 2014. In its updated World Economic Ou...

British Business

BIS: Vince Cable speech: Innovation and the UK's knowledge economy

Vince Cable speech to Mazzucato conference, London My starting point is that our objective in policy must be to create a successful, knowledge-based economy which...

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

Citizens Advice: Power cut compensation has been ‘too low for too long’

Citizens Advice press release Power cut compensation has been ‘too low for too long’ Citizens Advice highlights how the compensation for people subject to powe...

Employment

TUC: Britain needs a pay rise for growth to last

TUC press release Responding to the new growth forecast for the United Kingdom, published today (Thursday) in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, TUC General Secreta...

Financial Services

Resolution Foundation: Help needed for most in-debt households once interest rates start to rise

Resolution Foundation press release Dealing with the household debt hangover must be priority for next Parliament as the end of ‘holiday period’ for borrowing cos...

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

TUC: Britain needs a pay rise for growth to last

TUC press release Responding to the new growth forecast for the United Kingdom, published today (Thursday) in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, TUC General Secreta...

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

Treasury Committee publishes report on appointment of Anthony Habgood as Chairman of Court of the Bank of England

Treasury Committee press release Today the Committee publishes a report on the appointment of Anthony Habgood as Chairman of the Court of the Bank of England. ...

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

Cabinet Office: Trade Union facility time - latest figures

Cabinet Office press release Fall in number of fulltime taxpayer-funded trade union representatives saves an estimated £6 million a year The cost to taxpayers of...

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

Labour: Work Capability Assessments are failing to help disabled people into work and the system needs urgent reform - Kate Green

Labour press release Kate Green MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Disabled People, responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee's call for an overhaul of W...

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