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Rachel Reeves argued forecasts in a report by the Office for Budget Responsibility showed the Government's flagship welfare reform was in chaos. “[The figures] tell us that the programme is now a complete shambles. At the time of the gen... Continue to article
Labour press release Cameron's flagship policy, Universal Credit, lies in tatters along with his credibility Figures from the small print of OBR Autumn Statement show the government's flagship benefit reform, Universal Credit, has bee... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech to Green Alliance on the environment Home secretary Theresa May speaks at a Policy Exchange event in London on police and crime commissioners one year on (11.00) Energy secretary Ed ... Continue to article
Labour party press release Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, in response to Gingerbread's Report ‘Credit crunched: Single parents, universal credit and the struggle to make work pay’, said: "Labour supports... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said the ONS figures on unemployment masked a "Government failure" on the cost of living. "Nine hundred thousand people have now been out of work for more than a year... these levels are uancceptably high, and the Governmen... Continue to article
Labour’s new work and pensions spokeswoman has told Iain Duncan Smith to “turn down the volume” on briefings against his permanent secretary. The Times reported this morning that Robert Devereux is in line to be strongly criticised by t... Continue to article
Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband MP Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Party Chair and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Harriet Harman MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls MP ... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves argued tax breaks should be extended to all families with children instead of being specifically targeted at married couples. "I think we should be helping families with children. If you are a widow [whose] husband died in ... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves confirmed that Ed Miliband would announce action to reduce energy bills for consumers in his speech to the Labour conference today. “We’ll hear from Ed in a couple of hours’ time on that, but energy bills are one of the key... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, speaking to Labour Party Annual Conference 2013 in Brighton, said: Conference, three weeks ago I returned from maternity leave. It’s been wonderful to have that time t... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves was clear that Labour could scrap HS2 if the project's costs got out of control. "We now know we’re going to inherit a deficit of £90bn and so if we are going to spend £40-50bn and the Treasury are now saying it may be £70b... Continue to article
Ed Balls MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, speaking to Labour Party Annual Conference 2013 in Brighton, said: Conference, we meet here in Brighton. With the General Election now just nineteen months away Determined to defeat th... Continue to article
Margaret Curran insisted Labour's spending pledges were properly costed. "Ed Miliband has said quite categorically that we will put forward proposals that are properly funded. The most recent announcement of that has been in relation to ... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said the guaranteed childcare pledge for all primary school children would not cost the Government anything. "When Labour were in government we ring-fenced money that went to school to provide those after-school clubs and ... Continue to article
With her baby daughter in tow, Rachel Reeves tells Mary Riddell and Tim Ross how Labour plans to put money in pockets Continue to article
Rachel Reeves announces plans to stop construction firms attempting to reduce their tax bills by falsely listing workers as self-employed Continue to article
Labour has hit out at the Government's borrowing record, with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves saying the Coalition is set to borrow a "staggering £158bn more than planned".
The Government received a boost today by better-than-expected figures on public sector borrowing. Public sector net borrowing was £18.1bn in November, a decrease from £20.4bn 12 months ago, while the UK’s net debt was estimated at £977.1bn.
Nick Clegg has been accused of deliberately misleading parliament over the reasons the government cancelled the Sheffield Forgesmasters loan. Labour MPs Barry Gardiner and Rachel Reeves have written to the parliamentary standards watchdog on the subject.
Ken Clarke sparked a fresh row today after declaring that 'a prolonged recession' will lead to a new crime wave. Shadow Chief Secretary Rachel Reeves seized on the Justice Secretary's remarks to MPs as proof that the Coalition was 'planning for a recession rather than preventing it'.
Ms Reeves said that Cabinet members “should be taking urgent action to get our economy growing again, not wringing their hands” about an inevitable recession.
Speaking at Justice questions in the House of Commons today, Mr Clarke had said: “It is possible, with the prolonged recession, with the long period of youth unemployment, there’ll be an increase in acquisitive crime, that is the experience we have in this country. What we’re doing is responding to that and the prison service is responding very well.”
The Labour party has announced in full the new appointments to the shadow front benches. Newly elected MPs Rachel Reeves, Johnny Reynolds, Tom Greatrex, Luciana Berger and Gloria De Piero have been given junior positions. Longer serving MPs including failed Labour leadership contender Diane Abbott, Wayne David, Andy Slaughter, Karen Buck and Alison Sebeck have also been given roles. Chuka Umunna and Anne McGuire have been appointed as private parliamentary secretaries (PPS) to new Labour leader Ed Miliband. Some notable omissions from the list include Ben Bradshaw, David Lammy, Tom Harris and Pat McFadden who all stood for shadow cabinet positions.
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