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South Shields by-election and local elections in England and Wales take place Culture minister Ed Vaizey delivers the keynote speech at the Digital TV Group summit in London Skills minister Matthew Hancock (10.05) and Lord Baker (12.5... Continue to article
--- Government backs young people who aspire to a high-skilled vocational career – equipping Britain with the skills to compete in the global race --- --- Hancock: “We must be clear with young people about what courses will help the... Continue to article
Get the right qualification, knuckle down, and get a good job. There’s a simple enough message emerging from both the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and it’s one proclaimed by a ministe... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is expected to deliver a speech on employee ownership Business secretary Vince Cable visits Airbus site in Broughton, Wales Energy secretary Ed Davey visits offshore fabrication yards in Newcastle I... Continue to article
Matthew Hancock said it was the “intention” of the Help to Buy scheme to help first-time buyers, but refused to rule out it being used for second homes. “The situation is extremely clear, and it’s as set out by the Chancellor on the Toda... Continue to article
Matthew Hancock defended David Cameron over his claims that the Government's spending cuts had not had an impact on growth, and said the Prime Minister was referring to the difference betwen the OBR's 2010 forecast and the reality. ... Continue to article
Department for Education press release New figures for NEETs (Q4 2012) have today been published: http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/statistics/a00219248/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-quarter-4-2012 The headlin... Continue to article
Confidence in Britain's solvency is vital for the economic recovery, Matthew Hancock has warned. Writing exclusively for PoliticsHome, the Conservative MP and former chief of staff to George Osborne said that "more short term action is needed" to improve infrastructure in the UK, and that economic confidence has been "hit hard" by the "daily deluge" of bad news from the eurozone. He also hit out at Labour's economic plan, warning that "the idea that the answer to a debt crisis is more debt has been dramatically disproven by events on the Continent".
Ed Miliband has told Channel 4 news he would tax more to cut the deficit then Alistair Darling had previously announced. Tory MP Matthew Hancock today released an analysis of the new Labour leader's tax plans saying he will land the UK with a £35 billion tax "bombshell".
Ed Miliband gave a strong performance at PMQs earlier today, where he questioned David Cameron at length about child benefit reforms. Mr Cameron asked Mr Miliband for an alternative to the cuts, to which he said: "I may be new to the game, but I think I ask the questions and he answers them.
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