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  • Treasury ministers face grilling over EU cash call

    Treasury ministers will be hauled before MPs next week to explain why David Cameron was not informed of an impending £1.7bn charge from the European Union. The call for the extra cash, which followed a review of member states' economic performance since 1995, was yesterday described by David Cameron as "completely unacce...

British Business

George Osborne: Govt is removing barriers for women in work

George Osborne said the Government was committed to encouraging more women to get into work. “We want to remove the barriers that exist to women who want to work ...

Construction

Conservative Response: Miliband house building comments

Conservative press release Responding to Ed Miliband's comments on house building, a Conservative Spokesman said: 'This is just an empty promise from Ed Miliban...

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

BIS: More than 700 employers to design top quality apprenticeships

Business, Innovation and Skills press release * More than 700 employers are to design 76 new apprenticeships in professions ranging from TV production to welding ...

Financial Services

Treasury Committee: Tyrie comments following Prudential Regulation Authority session

  Treasury Committee press release Commenting following an evidence session with the Prudential Regulation Authority this afternoon (22 October), Andrew Tyrie ...

Food & Drink

Maria Eagle: Government must address food safety concerns

Maria Eagle said the Government needed to urgently address issues around food safety in light of Professor Elliot's report  into the horsemeat scandal. "I think P...

Indicators

Danny Alexander: EU surcharge is not acceptable

Danny Alexander said the demands being made on the EU to pay a £1.7bn surchange were “not acceptable” and he only became aware of the situation a few days ago. “I...

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

Govt protecting steel jobs despite Tata sale - Hancock

The Government has defended its handling of the proposed sale of UK manufacturing plants by Tata Steel, which threatens thousands of British manufacturing jobs. ...

Public Sector Finances

Alexander Graf Lamsdorff: Europe expects Britain to pay

European Parliament vice-president Alexander Graf Lamsdorff said that Europe "expects" Britain to pay the £1.7bn surcharge levied this week. "I think exasperation...

Retail Sector

Conservatives: Labour’s new tax on countryside will force up cost of weekly shop - Pickles

Conservatives press release A Labour Party policy report, produced for Ed Miliband by his High Streets Advisory Group, is planning for a Labour Government to “bri...

Tax

IPPR: Tax plans from party conference - IPPR analysis

IPPR press release New analysis examining the tax plans announced at the three major party conferences, from the think tank IPPR, is published today by the blog L...

Trade Unions

Head teachers' union to join the TUC

TUC press release The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has today (Friday) joined the TUC, bringing the number of affiliated unions to 54. The union –...

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

TUC: Loss of Independent Living Fund would end equality for disabled people

  TUC press release Loss of Independent Living Fund would end equality for disabled people, says TUC Today (Wednesday) as the Royal Court of Justice starts he...

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