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  • Labour and Tories row over tax recordings

    Recordings of Labour and Conservative politicians talking about tax proposals have emerged, leading to accusations from both sides about the other’s plans. Andy Burnham has been taped saying he believes a levy on people’s estates, labelled a “death tax” by opponents, would be the “best way” of funding social care. Hea...

British Business

Antony Jenkins: Barclays welcomes bonus clawback plan

Antony Jenkins welcomed plans from the Bank of England for a clawback system which could see bankers bonuses recouped up to seven years from the time they are given,...

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

TUC: Tribunal fees have been a "huge victory" for Britain's worst bosses

TUC press release Employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain’s worst bosses, according to a new TUC report published today (Tuesday) to mark th...

Employment

PCS: Tax workers stage more strikes over job cuts

PCS press release Tens of thousands of tax workers will strike this week in an ongoing dispute over job cuts, the Public and Commercial Services union announces. ...

Financial Services

CBI responds to new Bank of England clawback plans

CBI press release The CBI today responded to new rules from the Bank of England to clawback bonuses for misconduct in banking. John Cridland, CBI Director-Gene...

Food & Drink

Unite: Restore inspection across the food industry

Unite Press Release Restore inspection across the food industry: Unite call amidst fears for public confidence in core industry The food inspection service must ...

Indicators

Ed Balls: Labour would go further than bonus clawback plans

Ed Balls welcomed the Bank of England’s call for a clawback on banker’s bonuses, but said a Labour government would go further. “We’ll see the full details later ...

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

Danny Alexander: Growth figures welcome but it's not job done yet

Danny Alexander welcomed today's growth figures and disagreed with suggestions that the Coalition Government's policies delayed the recovery. "It clearly isn't jo...

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

Ed Balls: Labour would go further than bonus clawback plans

Ed Balls welcomed the Bank of England’s call for a clawback on banker’s bonuses, but said a Labour government would go further. “We’ll see the full details later ...

Trade Unions

GMB: GDP Per Head Still 5.7% Down And Real Value Of Average Earnings 13.8% Down On 2007 Levels As Patchy Recovery Gains Pace

GMB press release In places like Dundee, Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, Leicester, Newham, Walsall, Hartlepool, Manchester and Middlesbro...

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

Iain Duncan Smith: Critics of benefit clampdown don't know figures

Iain Duncan Smith defended the Government’s decision to clamp down on migrants claiming benefits, after it was suggested that the scheme would affect very few people...

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