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2015/02/27 14:53
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University tuition fees will be cut to £6,000 a year if Labour wins the general election, Ed Miliband has pledged. The new policy would be introduced in September next year, benefit those starting...
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2015/02/27 13:50
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Ahead of election, Labour pledges university tuition fee cut Related Topics LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party on Friday promised to cut university tuition fees by a third as it...
2015/02/27 09:34
2015/02/27 09:34
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REUTERSBritain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. Photo: Chris Radburn London - The stark choice faced by Britons in May's national election is summed up nowhere more clearly than by the...
2015/02/24 19:23
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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett had what she called an “absolutely excruciating” interview with LBC Radio this morning. She says she had a “mind blank” on some of the facts and figures underlying...
2015/02/24 14:48
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Business News of Tuesday, 24 February 2015 The credibility of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures presented in the 2015 Budget, as well as the revised data published by the Ghana Statistical...
2015/02/24 14:37
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) used its data from 2013 to show the most and least expensive parts of the country on a local level. The average house in the UK now costs £272,000 and prices...
2015/02/24 13:32
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Seven months since crude oil prices began to tumble on the international market, no concrete step has been taken by the government to mitigate the risks of the falling prices on the Ghanaian economy....
2015/02/24 07:09
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To a large extent, this is due to the rise of occupational pensions – which have been made substantially less generous for current workers. On top of that, successive generations have typically been...
2015/02/23 01:47
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David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s ­decision to hike university fees will give taxpayers a £20billion-a-year bill because graduates cannot afford to pay back their huge loans. The blundering PM and his...
2015/02/22 00:38
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January is traditionally a good month for the Treasury because of corporation tax receipts and self-assessment income tax returns. Helped by a recovering economy, the UK saw a £8.8bn surplus – £2.3bn...
2015/02/21 05:10
2015/02/21 05:10
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LONDON » Britain and the European Union made a "catastrophic misreading" of Russia and President Vladimir Putin and "sleepwalked" into the Ukraine crisis, treating it as a trade issue rather than as a...
2015/02/20 10:13
2015/02/20 10:13
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Of all the men (and one distinguished woman) for whom Chequers has been a country retreat since 1921, few were as devoted to fitness as the present one, who runs regularly and makes extensive use of...
2015/02/18 15:19
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Yet this policy makes very little economic sense. The government spends just £700m on housing benefit for those who are under 21, both employed and unemployed. Here's how that stacks up next to the...
2015/02/16 13:23
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Every week in the run up to the election there’ll be a “noise of the moment”. Last week’s was the idea of a Labour-SNP coalition. Nicola Sturgeon toured the newsrooms assuring journalists there was...
2015/02/15 21:05
2015/02/15 21:05
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In less than three months’ time, Ed Miliband could be prime minister. Admit it, conjuring up the mental image of the Labour leader coming in and out of No 10 is tough, even though opinion polls...
2015/02/13 07:09
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PIC: Gordon Jack/ScotImage Now, four years on, we can see what happened. It recently emerged that 592,000 students have applied for university this year, the highest ever. And not just the offspring...
2015/02/11 12:09
2015/02/11 12:09
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American concern is two headed. Partly, it’s economic. Europe has managed to get itself locked into a wholly unnecessary, policy induced, contractionary dynamic which is feeding social and political...
2015/02/10 17:38
2015/02/10 17:38
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Which is odd, really, because the Treasury has been telling us for much of the past year that Britons are already getting decent pay rises – or at least those in continuous work are. The 2014 Budget...
2015/02/10 13:49
2015/02/10 13:49
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Business News of Tuesday, 10 February 2015 The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an economic think tank, says the country’s economic crisis is expected to continue in 2015 and the medium-term if...
2015/02/10 13:14
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Who the electorate trusts more on the economy is likely to be crucial. At the centre of the issue are policies aimed at eliminating the UK’s budget deficit, currently around five per cent of GDP. But...
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