Politics

The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift to the East.

49% increase in amount levied through indirect taxes in last 10 years due to shift in tax burden

• Indirect taxes harder to collect, so shift creates more opportunity for abuse

• Bloomsbury Professional celebrates its 10th anniversary in October

The Government has made a significant shift in its revenue raising from direct to indirect taxes

Monetary policy one year on – speech by Jon Cunliffe

In a speech to the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism. on Tuesday, Jon Cunliffe reviews developments in the UK economy during his first year in office and looks ahead at the judgements and uncertainties faced by the Monetary Policy Committee.

Altmann urges companies and governments across the world to “Retain, Retrain and Recruit” older workers

Pensions Minister says the situation is improving for older workers but we must “keep our foot on the accelerator”.

Ros Altmann, the UK Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers will today

UKIP response to collapse of EU referendum bill

David Cameron’s attempts to make a European Union in/out referendum legally binding on the next government to be holding the reins of power in 2017 has collapsed under the strain of the coalition agreement his party has with the Lib Dems.

Concrete action only way to tackle late pay, says self-employment body

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed the announcement that big businesses have committed to tackle late payment but says the move must be met with concrete action.

‘Green surge’ in YouGov polling

• Greens rise 3% with YouGov in last six months

• British political landscape is fracturing

• Greens’ membership up 66% in 2014

And still nothing on the potential impact of Qualified Majority Voting

While the United Kingdom is conveniently distracted by politicians and media alike over a £1.7 billion bill from the European Union, the really big story quietly passes by under the radar.

Bank of England statement on EBA stress test publication

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has today published the results of its EU-wide stress test. The 2014 UK stress testing exercise will build on the EU-wide stress test by exploring particular vulnerabilities facing the UK banking system.

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.

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