Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

TheCityUK responds to latest Balance of Competences report

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

TheCityUK has responded to the latest Treasury report reviewing the balance of powers between London and Brussels.

The report focuses on the financial services aspect of the relationship between the UK and the European Union (more…)

UKIP Announces Two Key Frontbench Spokesmen

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Following on from his pledge to show that the UK Independence Party is not a ‘one man band’ Nigel Farage has started assembling his UKIP front bench team to fight the General Election next year, with the first two names to appear being Patrick O’Flynn and Steven Woolfe with a promise of more to follow. (more…)

What Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle might mean for investors

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

By Patrick Foot, financial markets writer at IG.

Traders are used to looking towards industry bodies, companies and central banks for market-moving announcements. This week, that meant figures on CPI and unemployment in the UK, and a speech from Janet Yellen in the US. (more…)

Green Party to march with unions in public sector strike on July 10th

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Green Party only main party to support the public sector employees

On July 10 the Green Party will stand alongside unions in the largest one-day strike over pay by public sector employees since 2010. (more…)

Policy-makers must make our communities places of fun for all ages

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Local and national policy-makers are failing to ensure that our communities meet the needs of all ages according to a new report, ‘Community Matters. Making our Communities Ready for Ageing‘. (more…)

Councils Face £5.8 Billion Funding ‘Black Hole’

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Councils in England face a funding gap of £5.8 billion between March 2014 and the end of 2015/16, new Local Government Association (LGA) analysis shows. (more…)

Green Party: A living wage for all can help rebalance our economy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Green Party has welcomed the Living Wage Commission’s report, which calls for the government to pay public sector workers the living wage. (more…)

UKIP Supporters Are Technologically Challenged Says Chuka Umunna

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Speaking on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show, yesterday the Labour shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, implied that UKIP supporters can’t do the internet and E-mails. (more…)

Renegotiation could push Brits to stay in the EU

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

UKIP loses 2 points and drops to 17%

Half of voters would vote to leave the EU but this drops to 36% if David Cameron renegotiated the terms of British membership (more…)

Green Party to join national demonstration against government austerity

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

The Green Party will join forces with Russell Brand, journalist Owen Jones and others today in calling on the government to end its policies of austerity. (more…)

It’s Juncker for EU Commission President

Monday, June 16th, 2014

It appears that the UK PM has been steamrollered now that Angela Merkel has decided that Jean-Claude Juncker is the man for the top European Union job (more…)

Baroness Jones to present a new Land Value Tax Bill in House of Lords

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The Green Party’s Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb is to present a Land Value Tax Bill to the House of Lords today June 11. The Land Value Tax Bill requires the Government to undertake research into the feasibility of a Land Value Tax. (more…)