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  • Public borrowing up £5.4bn

    Public borrowing was £5.4bn higher in the financial year to September than the same period in 2013, according to new figures out today. The Office for National Statistics said £58bn had been borrowed since April, with the monthly figure for September £11.8bn, an increase of £1.6bn on last year. Despite the higher borr...

British Business

BIS: Vince Cable responds to CBI’s supply chain report Pulling Together

BIS press release Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Our industrial strategy is delivering the long-term thinking on supply chains, skills and innovation th...

Construction

Conservative Response: Miliband house building comments

Conservative press release Responding to Ed Miliband's comments on house building, a Conservative Spokesman said: 'This is just an empty promise from Ed Miliban...

Consumers

Ed Davey: Govt considering setting up its own energy comparison site

Ed Davey said the Government was considering whether to set up a not-for-profit energy switching site, after Ofgem accused some of the price comparison companies of ...

Employment

Lord Freud tells Lords he is 'profoundly sorry' over pay for disabled workers comments

Lord Freud has told peers he is  “profoundly sorry” over controversial remarks he made at the Conservative party conference on pay levels for disabled workers. Th...

Financial Services

Andrew Tyrie writes to Bank of England Governor about RTGS failure

Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, has written to Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, about today's failure of the Bank's Real-Time Gross...

Food & Drink

Maria Eagle: Government must address food safety concerns

Maria Eagle said the Government needed to urgently address issues around food safety in light of Professor Elliot's report  into the horsemeat scandal. "I think P...

Indicators

Chris Leslie: Low pay to blame for deficit rise

Chris Leslie said low pay was to blame for George Osborne’s failure to reduce the deficit.   “There was the promise from George Osborne that by the time of the el...

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

Govt protecting steel jobs despite Tata sale - Hancock

The Government has defended its handling of the proposed sale of UK manufacturing plants by Tata Steel, which threatens thousands of British manufacturing jobs. ...

Public Sector Finances

Chris Leslie: Low pay to blame for deficit rise

Chris Leslie said low pay was to blame for George Osborne’s failure to reduce the deficit.   “There was the promise from George Osborne that by the time of the el...

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

Danny Alexander: UK's recovery is the envy of the world

Danny Alexander defended the Government’s handling of the economy after the Office for Budget Responsibility warned that income tax receipts were likely to come in b...

Trade Unions

Cabinet Office: Statement on 15 October PCS strike

Cabinet Office press release A Cabinet Office spokesperson said: "We want to thank the overwhelming majority of civil servants who did not vote for today's acti...

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

TUC: Cameron's plans to cut benefits will not tackle youth unemployment

TUC press release Responding to David Cameron’s plans to cut benefits and welfare for 18- to 21-year-olds announced today (Monday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’...

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