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2014/12/18 14:28
2014/12/18 14:28
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that many of the new tax powers promised to Scotland, after voters rejected independence in the September referendum are "unworkable." The IFS added that...
2014/12/18 14:28
2014/12/18 14:28
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2014/12/18 11:24
2014/12/18 11:24
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By at least one measure, the United Kingdom has never been better off. GDP is 3.4 per cent above its pre-recession peak, owing to statistical revisions and a year in which the economy grew faster than...
2014/12/18 01:09
2014/12/18 01:09
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Mind you, I don't recall him being particularly keen on the economics of independence even when the price was high. Up or down, Scottish oil always seems to be a curse. But they are also saying that...
2014/12/16 14:47
2014/12/16 14:47
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The controversial benefit cap has punished the poor without helping them find work, Britain’s most respected economic think tank has found. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the “large...
2014/12/16 13:47
2014/12/16 13:47
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Last year the Coalition government capped the amount of benefits working-age households could receive to £500 per week for families with children, and £350 per week for single people. It has so far...
2014/12/16 09:12
2014/12/16 09:12
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There can rarely have been a better fit for Ebenezer Scrooge than Iain Duncan Smith. He told Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Sunday Politics that he wants child benefit limited to a family’s first two...
2014/12/15 18:23
2014/12/15 18:23
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... Miliband would never clear the overall headline budget deficit. He would run a budget deficit permanently, adding to debt indefinitely, every year, forever.” David Cameron, 15 December...
2014/12/15 16:19
2014/12/15 16:19
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Monday 15th December 2014 | 14:35 David Cameron: economy speech INTRODUCTION This Government has a long-term economic plan... ...and today I have seen that plan in action. Here in Magna...
2014/12/15 12:13
2014/12/15 12:13
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Labour accused the Government of hitting low-income households with welfare cuts at the same time as they suffered the “perfect storm” of falling wages and high rents. But ministers published a...
2014/12/15 07:28
2014/12/15 07:28
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... million zero-hours contracts were in use in late 2013, according to the ONS(Reuters) The Department for Work and Pensions has said its benefits cap has led to a third of people submitting more...
2014/12/12 09:24
2014/12/12 09:24
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It’s true that the Conservative’s proposed cuts take public spending to its lowest percentage of GDP since the ONS records began but it has been at similar levels in the recent past, notably under...
2014/12/12 00:27
2014/12/12 00:27
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Ed Miliband has ruled out borrowing more money to pay for his party's election manifesto commitments as he sought to show voters that Labour can be trusted with the nation's finances. In what he said...
2014/12/11 18:25
2014/12/11 18:25
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... is now a big choice in British politics for the election.”Ed Balls, 11 December 2015 Ed Miliband has promised that a Labour government will eliminate the UK budget deficit by the end of the...
2014/12/10 15:24
2014/12/10 15:24
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... can’t go in there on my own,” a friend said recently when I told her I would be late for brunch at Dean Street Townhouse, a central London restaurant. “It’s way too swanky.” She would not be...
2014/12/10 14:50
2014/12/10 14:50
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Government plans to slash state spending unrealistic, say economists - Reuters poll LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne's plans to cut state spending to its lowest since the...
2014/12/10 09:09
2014/12/10 09:09
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The increase means taxes on property as a percentage of total taxation are higher than anywhere else in the developed world, with Britain leapfrogging the US into first position. The proportion was...
2014/12/10 08:50
2014/12/10 08:50
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UK fiscal think tank calls government tax cuts "remarkable choices" LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government has made "remarkable choices" to cut income and corporation tax at a time when public...
2014/12/09 11:56
2014/12/09 11:56
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This week I will have to consult upon further brutal cuts to our own budget that will mean more closures, reductions in front line services and the loss of more jobs. These are on top of the £470m...
2014/12/08 13:13
2014/12/08 13:13
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The Treasury Chief Secretary said his party would insist that spending must “grow with the economy” after the structural deficit is eradicated in 2017/18. His intervention came after a weekend of...
2014/12/08 12:24
2014/12/08 12:24
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George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier has recently been the subject of a grand bust-up between the Chancellor and the BBC. The reference to the book by the BBC’s Assistant Political Editor Norman...
2014/12/18 14:28
2014/12/18 14:28
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