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  • Osborne plans balancing budget law

    George Osborne will announce plans to enshrine balancing the UK’s budget in law, the Financial Times reports. The Chancellor is set to unveil the new measures in next week’s Autumn Statement, when he will propose a vote on the introduction of a formal target to eliminate the deficit by 2017/18.

British Business

Labour: Britain needs another 400,000 engineers to win the race to the top – let’s make it happen - Ed Miliband

Labour press release Britain needs another 400,000 engineers to win the race to the top – let’s make it happen Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, writi...

Construction

Labour’s Zero Based Review: Labour will examine plans to raise £100m by selling off state-owned restaurants and conference centres

Labour press release Labour’s Zero Based Review: Labour will examine plans to raise £100m by selling off state-owned restaurants and conference centres Labour ...

Consumers

Ed Davey: Govt considering setting up its own energy comparison site

Ed Davey said the Government was considering whether to set up a not-for-profit energy switching site, after Ofgem accused some of the price comparison companies of ...

Employment

News from Labour: Cameron’s failure to deliver a recovery that works for all working families has led to rising levels of low pay and job insecurity - Rachel Reeves

Press Release from Labour: Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on poverty and socia...

Financial Services

Mark Carney: Eurozone and Japan threaten UK recovery

Volatile economic conditions in the eurozone and Japan threaten the UK’s recovery, the Governor of the Bank of England has warned. Mark Carney told the Treasury C...

Food & Drink

Labour: Government dealt a resounding and humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on statutory pubs code - Toby Perkins

Labour press release Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister, commenting after the Government’s House of Commons defeat this afternoon on introdu...

Indicators

Mark Carney: Eurozone and Japan threaten UK recovery

Volatile economic conditions in the eurozone and Japan threaten the UK’s recovery, the Governor of the Bank of England has warned. Mark Carney told the Treasury C...

Insurance

CPS: Savings time bomb: George Osborne's new ISAs do not go far enough

Centre for Policy Studies press release Britain is perilously close to a capital crisis. Britons have more personal debt than citizens of any other nation and, with ...

Manufacturing

Labour: Labour is committed to retaining a sovereign shipbuilding capability in the UK - Alison Seabeck

  Labour press release Alison Seabeck MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Procurement Minister, responding to the First Sea Lord's comments which suggested the Governm...

Public Sector Finances

Lord Lawson: Global economy presents a worrying picture

Lord Lawson said he shared David Cameron's concerns about the fragility of the global economy. “Yes. I’m not going to play party politics like Alistair [Darling] ...

Retail Sector

Photo opportunity

  An open letter to Private Eye Sirs, Interviewing Ed Davey on the Sunday Politics this week, longstanding host Andrew Neil pressed the Energy Secretary on ...

Tax

Jim Murphy Speech

*CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY* Welcome to the Mitchell Library and to the magnificent Burns room. I appreciate you all being here today. I won’t overburden you with ...

Trade Unions

GMB Part of Joint Union/ Parents Campaign To Save Abbey Special School In Rotherham From Closure

Press Release from GMB: GMB PART OF JOINT UNION/PARENTS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE ABBEY SPECIAL SCHOOL IN ROTHERHAM FROM CLOSURE Parents and residents are urged to get b...

Utilities

Labour: Labour would reform the water industry to support those struggling to pay bills- Maria Eagle

A press release from Labour: New House of Commons library figures show that water companies have paid shareholder dividends amounting to 92% of their £10.5 billio...

Welfare

Conservatives: No one will trust a word Labour says on welfare spending

Responding to Rachel Reeves's speech on welfare, a Conservative spokesman said: "This is desperate stuff from Labour - the party which let the benefits bill double...

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