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Friday 26 November 2010
David Cameron's judgment was called into question last night after a new Conservative peer was forced to apologise over remarks that benefit cuts would encourage "breeding" among the poor.
Thursday 25 November 2010
New Conservative peer Howard Flight apologised for attacking Government welfare cuts which he suggested would encourage the poor to have more children.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
The simmering tension over banking policy between the Chancellor, George Osborne, and Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, sparked back into life yesterday after Mr Cable issued a strongly worded statement in response to Mr Osborne's suggestion that some of Britain's proposed banking bonus reforms could be toned down.
Thursday 18 November 2010
More than one million women in Britain are now unemployed, the highest number since 1988.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
The number of unemployed women has reached a 22-year high of more than a million prompting warnings tonight of worse to come.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Higher fuel prices, more expensive computer games and increasing bank charges pushed inflation higher in October, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
John Cridland was yesterday named the £310,000-a-year voice of British business, when he was appointed to replace Richard Lambert as director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from January.
Monday 15 November 2010
Public sector workers may have to pay up to £4 billion more a year into their pension schemes following a consultation on the way their contributions are calculated, it emerged today.
Monday 08 November 2010
An alliance of 183 organisations from 42 countries today issued a plea to world leaders to impose a tax on financial transactions to help meet the costs of the economic crisis and support developing nations.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Business Secretary Vince Cable today said he was intervening in News Corp's £12 billion bid to take control of broadcasting giant BSkyB and would refer the plans to regulator Ofcom.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
All UK companies will have to offer their staff a pension from 2012, the Government announced today.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
The expenses furore was "misogynistic" because "women took a much bigger hit than the men", says Nadine Dorries, the Tory MP who confessed to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner that her blog is "70 per cent fiction and 30 per cent fact" and relies heavily on "poetic licence".
Friday 22 October 2010
The City barely shrugged yesterday despite the Government's publication of draft legislation to take £2.5bn a year from banks through the banking levy.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Britain's banks will pay an extra £2.5 billion in tax a year by 2012 under draft legislation published today in a Government move to repair some of the damage caused by their role in the financial crisis.
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