Politics

Employments Statistics Look Good But Wages Are Lagging Behind

The latest employment data from the Office for National Statistics for May to July 2017, shows that while employment continues to rise, real wages are falling behind.

World's largest Muslim body calls for UN intervention in Myanmar

World leaders and officials from 56 Muslim nations condemned Myanmar for brutal acts against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar

Annual CPI Inflation up to 2.9%

According to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the annual Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate for August 2017 was 2.9 percent.

ECB gives no details on ending QE

State Street Comments on ECB monetary policy decision

In reaction to the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting yesterday, Timothy Graf, head of macro strategy for EMEA at State Street Global Markets;

Historical Support for Tax Rises vs Corporation Tax, VAT & Personal Allowance

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The chart shows that support for the raising of taxes to extend public services had been waning steadily between 1997 and 2009.

Over a quarter of a million families forced into debt from moving home so often

A staggering 250,000 private renting families in England are becoming burdened with serious debt because they have to move house so frequently, according to Shelter.

UKIP call for emergency Humanitarian Aid to be sent to support the British Overseas Territories hit by Hurricane Irma

Cllr Lisa Duffy, the UKIP Aid Spokesman has called for immediate response to the emergency sweeping the Caribbean, particularly in the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos islands and Montserrat. 

Rapid population growth requires strategic thinking in Whitehall and wider public debate

The UK’s headcount is set to increase by nearly 10 million over the next two decades, enough to populate Greater Manchester more than three times over.

EU (Withdrawal) Bill falls short for the people of Wales

The Parliamentary Bill that would repeal the UK’s membership of the EU fails to respect the powers already granted to the elected governments in Scotland and Wales

Caroline Lucas demands answers from UK Government over North Korea

Lucas urges British Government to push for dialogue between US and North Korea

Cable and NUS launch major report into future of Further Education

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable and the National Union of Students’ president Shakira Martin have today launched the Students Shaping Post-16 Skills Report.

Two-year degrees can defuse student debt time-bomb says uk2020

Cross party report claims that two-year degrees can defuse the student debt time-bomb created by the university cartel