Posts Tagged ‘austerity’

Jeremy Corbyn Welcomes High Court Judgement on Benefit Cap

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Commenting on today’s High Court judgement that the Benefit Cap unlawfully discriminates against single parents with children aged two or under Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party,said: (more…)

Government Borrowing at Lowest Since 2008

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

In the financial year to May 2017 (April to May 2017), public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) – PSNBex – stood at £16.1 billion (more…)

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary demands Government use Queen’s Speech to ‘end seven wasted years of austerity’

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Debbie Abrahams MP, has written to the Government’s new DWP Secretary David Gauke, demanding (more…)

Green co-leader to give alternative Mansion House speech

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

UPDATED – The Green Party’s co-leader Jonathan Bartley was due to give a speech today (June 15) setting out his party’s vision for a “new, modern economy”. (more…)

The new Government and the tax landscape we can look forward to

Friday, June 9th, 2017

By Brian Palmer, tax policy adviser, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

After what started off as a nailed-on-certainty for the Conservatives (more…)

UK businesses more confident – but concerns linger over investment and austerity

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Business confidence saw a marked improvement at the end of 2015, according to the latest edition of the largest regular global survey of finance professionals (more…)

‘Productivity puzzle’ is a red herring for our austerity damaged economy, says TUC

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

A new report, 'Productivity: no puzzle about it', published today (Thursday) by the TUC, argues that there is a straightforward explanation for low productivity in the UK economy (more…)

Where next for Greece after Syriza's election victory?

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist at Schroders, comments on the results of the Greek election.

“The Greek election over the weekend has resulted in the far-left Syriza party winning (more…)

Austerity cuts are threatening the future of local authority services, says TUC

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The future of local authority services is under threat from a growing funding crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, says new analysis published today (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…)

George Osborne still has to convince the people

Monday, January 6th, 2014

It seems that the government’s message of permanent austerity to drive down the size of the state still has a long way to go before gaining any traction with the UK electorate. (more…)

2013: A Year Of 'Cautious Confidence' As Consumers Start Spending Again

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

• Increasing confidence amongst consumers pushed spending up +3.3% – outstripping inflation for the first time in three years

• Biggest increases were in spending on entertainment (+9.3%) and travel (+4.9%) as consumer spent more on treats and having fun (more…)