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2014/10/21 09:17
2014/10/21 09:17
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Britain’s budget deficit widened in the first six months of the fiscal year, leaving Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on course to overshoot his borrowing target. Net borrowing excluding...
2014/10/21 09:17
2014/10/21 09:17
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2014/10/21 09:06
2014/10/21 09:06
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Britain’s budget deficit widened in the first six months of the fiscal year, leaving Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on course to overshoot his borrowing target. Net borrowing excluding...
2014/10/20 17:24
2014/10/20 17:24
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The independent Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission confirmed today what we’ve known for a while: that we are desperately off-course as a country when it comes to child poverty. Rather than...
2014/10/20 17:10
2014/10/20 17:10
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Scotland has lost its place as the country with the lowest levels of child poverty in the UK, a major report has found. Progress to reduce the problem has stalled north of the border in common with...
2014/10/18 22:12
2014/10/18 22:12
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Britain is on the verge of becoming permanently divided between tribes of haves and have-nots as the young increasingly miss out on the opportunities enjoyed by their parents’ generation, the...
2014/10/18 06:08
2014/10/18 06:08
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A new report has revealed “shocking” disparity in levels of child poverty across Dundee. Figures released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies earlier this week showed that 28% of city children are...
2014/10/15 06:31
2014/10/15 06:31
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Norwich MP’s doubts over pledge to end child povertyMore than 30pc of children in Norwich are classed as living in child poverty. A Norwich MP has cast doubt over government plans to eliminate child...
2014/10/14 23:48
2014/10/14 23:48
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Nearly half of children in parts of the North East are living in poverty, shocking new figures show. In Elswick, Newcastle, more than 47% of children are living below the breadline, making it one of...
2014/10/14 23:17
2014/10/14 23:17
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Almost half the children in parts of inner-city Britain now live in poverty, a damning report reveals. In one shocking example, the Child Poverty Action Group found 49% of kids in Bethnal Green, East...
2014/10/10 16:19
2014/10/10 16:19
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CARSWELL CRUISES TO HISTORIC WIN Ukip has its first elected MP after a dramatic night which left the two main Westminster parties licking their wounds. Douglas Carswell, who defected from the...
2014/10/10 07:51
2014/10/10 07:51
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Pensions keep public sector pay 17 per cent ahead of private sector PUBLIC sector workers still earn 17 per cent more than their private sector counterparts, researchers claim. A report from the...
2014/10/08 03:36
2014/10/08 03:36
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BBC News - Budget 2013: 'Cuts deferred' until after elections For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. BBC navigation Share this page The increase in National Insurance...
2014/10/07 19:53
2014/10/07 19:53
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BENEFITS and tax credits will continue to be cut in real terms until 2018, Nick Clegg has suggested – potentially paving the way for a fresh deal with the Conservatives. Quizzed by The Northern Echo,...
2014/10/07 17:23
2014/10/07 17:23
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The claim “To save £6bn in a year when you look at issues like procurement, when you look at issues like recruitment, when you look at your energy and electricity bills and everything else that...
2014/10/07 14:43
2014/10/07 14:43
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The UK Chancellor’s announcement about freezing working-age benefits from 2016, hailed at the recent Conservative Party conference is a 'blow to millions'. That is the verdict of Britain's leading...
2014/10/06 22:43
2014/10/06 22:43
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Scottish charities have spoken trenchantly on their concerns about the growth of poverty in Scotland under current UK government policies. The Sunday Herald newspaper this weekend...
2014/10/06 12:13
2014/10/06 12:13
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First, that job-dodging scroungers have pushed up the working age welfare bill into the stratosphere. Second, that an army of modest earners have been sucked into the higher income tax rate bracket....
2014/10/05 02:09
2014/10/05 02:09
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Instead, the minister could be seen pumping his fist among the exultant mob at his party's Birmingham conference. David Cameron had just promised - or appeared to promise - that the threshold for the...
2014/10/05 00:37
2014/10/05 00:37
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Schools attended by the children of better-off parents have a substantially higher academic quality than those frequented by the poorest families, as wealthier parents can take advantage of admissions...
2014/10/03 22:45
2014/10/03 22:45
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Democratic interest is badly served by the Nats’ domination of Holyrood’s discursive chambers, writes Brian Wilson WHEN the Scottish Parliament was established, one of its supposed strengths was to...
2014/10/21 09:17
2014/10/21 09:17
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