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CWU press release Calls were renewed today (Thursday) by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) for Consumer Futures to monitor more closely developments in the postal industry that adversely affect Royal Mail. The CWU invited the cons... Continue to article
It is unbecoming to sit head in hands at dinner in Whitehall’s Banqueting House but the financier might as well have been doing just that. At the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s... Continue to article
Nick Clegg said David Cameron’s target to reduce net immigration to under 100,000 was “perilous” and “absurd”. “I’ve always disagreed to pursue a net migration target. Even Liam Fox now agrees with me that pursuing a net migration figure... Continue to article
Back in September 2012, I wrote a post on whether capitalism is a mode of production that just suffers a series of crises, booms or slumps, or is instead (or also) a system that will eventually break Continue to article
Both the Treasury and the Bank of England are claiming today that their “Funding for Lending” scheme (FLS) has been a success. Continue to article
CBI press release The CBI today commented on the latest Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) data published by the Bank of England. Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets, said: “Although overall net lending remains positiv... Continue to article
This week’s thought is ‘inspired’ by Nigel Farage and Liam Fox. Inspired in the way that a nasty smell might force you to clean out your drains, but nevertheless you’ll see what I mean. Continue to article
Over 18 months of FLS banks could have drawn around £80bn in cheap funds (5% of stock of loans). In fact, they've only drawn down £42bn
LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the highest number of mortgages in January since November 2007 and more than analysts had forecast, another sign of momentum in the country's housing market... Continue to article
Treasury press release HM Treasury Spokesperson: "The government's long-term economic plan is working and the successful first phase of the Funding for Lending Scheme has played a crucial role in underpinning the recovery and increasi... Continue to article
Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era By Liam Fox Heron Books, £20 Liam Fox’s position as Defence Secretary in the Coalition Government lasted just 18 months. It was brought abruptly to an end on 14 October 2011, w... Continue to article
There’s little question that the relationship between our government, politicians and British businesses will be the stuff of campaign leaflets, posters, speeches and slogans in the next eighteen months. Whether our big banks, big ener... Continue to article
Business Secretary @vincecable accuses @David_Cameron of 'tokenism' as Govt appoint Minister for Portsmouth: http://t.co/Cyw8993gmP Continue to article
Odd for Cable to have a grump about Fallon job. The two men have quite effective working relationship http://t.co/QXzkbFf4uN Continue to article
Downing Street said David Cameron had asked Michael Fallon to take on ministerial responsibilities for Portsmouth. The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said the role would be "to support jobs and growth in the Portsmouth area". He ... Continue to article
* Portsmouth * Job losses * Royal Navy * Military * Defence policy * Local government theguardian.com © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of ... Continue to article
Liam Fox said western countries needed to look after their economic problems first before spending more on defence. "The US is making substantial cuts of about $500bn to the Pentagon budget over this decade. America's the world's biggest... Continue to article
The Ministry of Defence is failing to support the families of injured servicemen, according to the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Mr Fox told the Sunday Times the attitude of the MoD was still that supporting the families was not a "core responsibility". He will tomorrow launch a website to provide free accommodation for service families.
Liam Fox has hit out at the Liberal Democrats’ refusal to weaken employment laws, saying it is harming the UK’s economic recovery.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph, the former Defence Secretary said: “If the economy does not improve, they can expect a very unhappy date in 2015 with the voters, and their antipathy to labour market reform makes this more likely.”
Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox is leading calls from the Tory right for tax cuts, setting the stage for a Conservative-Lib Dem clash over the forthcoming budget.
Writing in the Financial Times today, Dr Fox urges the Chancellor to cut business taxes and ease employment regulation.
The Confederation of British Industry has also advised George Osborne to bring in some "modest" cuts, including a reduction in air passenger duty and lower rates for firms investing in infrastructure.
There may also be renewed calls to drop the 50p top rate of income tax, with new figures showing that the level of income tax paid fell by over £500m last month, suggesting the high rate is not increasing revenues.
Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott has branded Treasury proposals for a further 5% of spending cuts "economic madness". He also responded to Liam Fox's column in yesterday's Telegraph calling for further labour market deregulation, calling the former Defence Secretary's position "foolish".
A scrutiny board established by former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has been accused of allowing an overspend of £6.1bn. A Commons spending watchdog said 15 projects were over budget and a total of 27 years late. Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy said: “The country will be shocked at this total inaction from ministers.”
Adam Werritty has admitted he made mistake in his dealings with former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, adding that he had been “certainly naive”. In an interview with the Spectator, Mr Werritty also hit out at much of the reporting on the situation, saying it had been “long on drama and innuendo, but short on details and specifics”.
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04/03/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
16/01/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
02/12/2013 on Daily Politics, BBC2
09/09/2013 on Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5live
08/09/2013 on Murnaghan, Sky News
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