Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

UK General Election 2015 – how it might affect investments

Monday, April 13th, 2015

By John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investec Wealth & Investment

The 2015 election promises to be the hardest to call in living memory, with the hegemony of the Conservative and Labour parties threatened by the rise of UKIP (more…)

CBI calls for budget to keep growth heading in right direction

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The CBI has reiterated calls for the Chancellor to focus the Budget on supporting the UK’s medium-sized businesses to grow. (more…)

Mileage logger app offered free to MPs and Lords after new expenses shame

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

• DCML’s Company Mileage Logger to end dishonest car mileage claims

• Easy-to-use, GPS-enabled app offered to all MPs and Lords (more…)

UKIP pledges an extra £3 billion for the NHS

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

UKIP is announcing today that it will provide an extra £3 billion per year in NHS funding. The money will be directed squarely at frontline services. (more…)

UKIP should embrace Thatcherism, not abandon it

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

In recent months Labour have turned up the volume on their claims that UKIP are “more Tory than the Tories”. They proclaim the party to be some latter day reincarnation of Thatcherism (more…)

Green Party: Ofcom’s initial view on major parties fails the electorate and democracy

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The politics of the future does not have to look like the politics of the past (more…)

Dodgy Tory dossier is riddled with untruths and errors on every page – Ed Balls

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Responding to the Conservative Party’s document 'A cost analysis of Labour Party policy: the scorecard for 2015-2016' [1] Ed Balls, The Labour Party's Shadow Chancellor, said: (more…)

Election generally unpredictable, say bookies

Monday, January 5th, 2015

William Hill is offering odds of 2/5 that the next UK General Election will produce no overall majority for any one Party. (more…)

A cost analysis of Labour Party policy – the scorecard for 2015/2016

Monday, January 5th, 2015

A new, comprehensive and forensic analysis of Labour’s policies published today [1] shows that Ed Miliband’s Party would increase borrowing and debt by £20.7 billion in the first year of the next Parliament claim the Conservatives. (more…)

Analysis shows number of families spending Christmas in temporary accommodation up by 20 per cent

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Official figures show that 60,940 families will be spending their Christmas in emergency temporary accommodation including 87,420 children, which is an increase of 20 per cent since 2010 says Labour. (more…)

Political risks are clearly elevated heading into 2015, highlighted most notably by developments in Russia last week

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

By Martin Perry, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Confidence remains fragile in Russia and, we believe, efforts on the part of the central bank and the Ministry of Finance to stem currency volatility are likely to be a sticking plaster over what is likely to be an extended and protracted political and economic problem. (more…)

Green Party’s Caroline Lucas becomes the first British MP to crowdfund

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Following the recent rise in membership of the Green Party [1], Caroline Lucas, the only Green MP in the UK has launched a campaign on [2] to raise funds for her General Election campaign. (more…)