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Labour asks how long the government has known about the EU surcharge

Chris Leslie, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury has today written to the Chancellor the Exchequer demanding answers to questions on how long the UK Government has known about the possibility of a higher EU budget surcharge.

UKIP launch ‘1400 Reasons to vote’ campaign in South Yorkshire PCC Election Race

UKIP South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner candidate, Jack Clarkson, today unveiled a new, hard hitting, ‘1400 reasons to vote’ campaign in Rotherham, supported by local MEP and prospective parliamentary for Rotherham, Jane Collins MEP.

Europe’s bank stress tests “will not be enough”, warns deVere Group analyst

The stress tests on Eurozone banks run by the European Central Bank, “will not be enough,” warns a senior analyst at one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

UK GDP increased by 0.7% in third quarter of 2014

The UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.7 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the 0.9 percent seen in the second quarter says the Office for National Statistics.

Government and insurance industry climb-down on insurance fraud claims

The Government and the insurance industry have today retreated from their claims about the level of motor insurance fraud

UK healthcare workers to be quizzed about fighting Ebola in west Africa

UK healthcare workers are being encouraged to complete a survey about helping with the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
The results will help to identify and, therefore, address any modifiable barriers there might be.

September sees slowdown in retail sales

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that the quantity bought in the retail industry in September decreased by 0.3 percent when compared to August. The good news however is that it had increased by 2.7 percent when compared with September 2013.

Deputy Prime Minister launches ‘TechNorth’ – a new tech hub for the North of England

The Deputy Prime Minister is today (23 October) visiting a tech hub in Sheffield to announce the creation of TechNorth – a major new Northern Futures project bringing the pockets of excellence in tech industries from across the North

Exports decline weighs on manufacturing growth says CBI

Domestic orders remain healthy

The recovery in British manufacturing continued in the three months to October, but the pace of growth slowed as new export orders declined, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Bank of England sets out how it will resolve failed institutions

The Bank of England is today publishing its approach to resolving a failed bank, building society or investment firm. Resolution is the process by which the authorities can intervene to manage the failure of a firm.

The figures that make a mockery of manufacturing’s ‘decline’

Despite repeated reports of its demise, manufacturing is responsible for more than half the West Midlands economy and nearly a third of the UK output, according to research for Birmingham City University.

Police and security experts warn communities to be vigilant in a bid to tackle burglaries as dark nights loom

Police and security experts have called on neighbours to join forces in a bid to tackle burglaries as dark nights loom.

Nearly three quarters of UK homeowners (73 per cent) would like to see more vigilance in their communities