Politics

David Cameron fails to answer during Prime Minister’s Questions

Yesterday the prime Minister, David Cameron, did not answer five of the six questions put to him by the leader of the opposition, Labour leader Ed Miliband.

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

UKIP on a surge again

Just as Nigel Farage proclaims that the UK will be out of the European Union within the next five years two stories emerge showing just how much of a roll the UK Independence Party is on.

Monetary policy, asset prices and distribution

Speaking at the Society of Business Economists Annual conference, Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor for Monetary policy, discusses how to interpret the downward trend in interest rates over the past twenty years.

UK public sector debt increases faster than last year

The latest figures on the UK public sector net borrowing from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the months April to September 2014 shows that the UK borrowed £58 billion, which is £5.4 billion more than at the same stage as last year.

Get this song to No1 says UKIP’s Nigel Farage

A new calypso themed UKIP supporting song has been aired criticising UK political leaders for allowing “illegal immigrants in every town”.

Regulatory reform and returns in banking – Jon Cunliffe

Chatham House conference – Regulatory reform and returns in banking – Speech by Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability

CISI: Government must close financial services IT staff vetting loophole to combat fraud

A major loophole in the UK’s criminal records checking system means that  IT staff, including those working in critical functions within financial services firms are not permitted to be vetted for fraud

A Deathly Danger: The Trouble with Truckers and Texting

Even though it’s a proven death-trap, most truckers in the U.S. still text and drive to some extent. It seems insane, because there’s this person driving a huge commercial vehicle, with the potential to kill a lot of people out on the public roads.

UK Savings Crisis: The Five Year Retirement

Pension pots will run dry after just five years at current rate of saving

• Savers say they need £23,457 per year as a comfortable retirement income;
• UK pension funds could only support that income for five years;
• Average pensions pot would only pay out £6,011 per year in today’s money.

Public-sector prison officer numbers cut by 41 per cent

The number of officers at public-sector prisons in England and Wales has been cut by 41 per cent in less than four years, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (Monday 20 October).

Twin Peaks

Speaking at the Kenilworth Chamber of Trade business breakfast event Andrew Haldane, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, discusses developments in the labour market, and the implications for monetary policy in the United Kingdom.