Politics

Conservatives backed to be largest single party

William Hill has cut its odds for the Conservatives to be the largest single Party at the General Election, from 4/6 to 8/13 after further support.

Eclipse decision may prove decisive victory against much tax avoidance

By Michael Avient, Partner at UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group.

The Eclipse 35 Court of Appeal decision leaves no doubt that where a tax avoidance scheme is found not to be trading by the Lower Courts, on appeal this will only be overturned in exceptional circumstances.

Revealed: £56m wasted on getting rid of prison staff

More than £56million of public money was spent in a single year on severance payments as staffing in the prison system was cut to dangerous levels, a document seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveals.

CBI chief warns against dangers of devolution by deadline

Business group outlines three tests for driving regional growth

The CBI will today urge the Government not to rush to meet arbitrary deadlines for devolution, as it risks damaging the UK’s economic growth and undermining the internal market.

Giving up caregiving is associated with increased depression

Social isolation, loneliness and giving up caregiving all linked to depression and low quality of life in old age

International speakers converge in London this weekend to ‘Take Back Our World’

What: Take Back Our World [1] – a conference organized by Global Justice Now featuring international speakers, films, workshops, music and an exhibition of Mexican street art.

Private rail operators using public subsidies to fund pay-outs to shareholders – TUC

The taxpayer is footing the bill for private train companies who then pay out millions of pounds to shareholders, says the TUC in response to today’s (Monday) report by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

Inflation now drops to just 0.3%

Further falls in the prices for both motor fuel and food have caused the Consumer prices index annual rate of inflation to fall from 0.5 percent in December to just 0.3 percent in January

To Grexit or not to Grexit that is the question

Last week was quite remarkable as the market had too many expectations but closed it with the least expected one.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds to Labour's apprenticeships guarantee

Peter Finegold, Head of Education at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said in response to the announcement that Labour would guarantee apprenticeships for every school leaver in England who "gets the grades":

TheCityUK’s 2015 Budget representation policy calls

TheCityUK has sent the following recommendations to the Chancellor as part of its Budget representation.

1. Policy should support growth by supporting individual savers

Wage stagnation has increased the deficit by at least £33bn – TUC

The government is collecting £33.4bn less in income tax and national insurance than official forecasts suggested because of the lack of earnings growth in the UK, according to independent analysis