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Matthew Hancock said dignity in retirement was "vitally" important. "Dignity in retirement is vitally important. We’re also protecting all the disability benefits and statutory maternity and paternity pay – there’s always a balance to be... Continue to article
Thanks Michelle. You are very welcome on this Conference stage today, just as you will be welcome in Parliament after the general election next year. Yours is a story of enterprise - of a family in business to build the life they want. ... Continue to article
Matthew Hancock re-iterated the Government's support for US airstrikes in Iraq but could not say if the UK would do the same. "As well as looking at what actions we can take abroad, we've also got to do everything we can to defend people... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12.15pm) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Business of the House Commission Bill (Peter Bone, Con, Wellingborough) Pension Schemes Bill: Second reading Draft Copyrig... Continue to article
Matthew Hancock said the potential of shale gas represented a “big prize” for Britain and denied that the Government was “firing the starting gun” on a new dash for gas by opening up a new round of fracking licence bidding. “It’s not e... 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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