Shadow Chancellor: ‘We will have to govern with less money ... we will have to make cuts too.’
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Monday 11 February 2013
Public-sector investment pushed Dundee in Scotland to post the fastest increase in gross disposable incomes of any UK city in the past five years.
Sunday 10 February 2013
George Osborne is to hold a Treasury summit at his country retreat tomorrow in an attempt to prevent a repeat of last year's "omnishambles" Budget.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Families face further tax rises or more cuts to welfare spending because of the continuing weakness of the economy, a respected think tank warned today.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Spending cuts are unavoidable, but hitting the poorest hardest is no solution
Friday 25 January 2013
Greek riot police stormed a train depot in Athens on Friday to disperse subway staff defying government orders to end their strike, intensifying a confrontation that has paralysed public transport in the city.
Thursday 24 January 2013
David Cameron pledged to use Britain’s G8 presidency to clamp down on “cowboy” multinational firms that avoid paying UK corporation tax.
Britain's honours system set for shake-up, with ministers given powers to 'fast track' nominations for knighthoods and other awards
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Ministers are to be given the power to ‘fast track’ nominations for knighthoods and other awards as part of plans to radically shake-up of Britain’s ancient honours system.
Sunday 20 January 2013
The charity's decision to end a career average pension scheme, just a few years after ditching final salary, is a warning to us all
Friday 18 January 2013
How can Ed Miliband's party reconcile the fact that they are "against the cuts" but would have to enforce austerity if they were elected? They can't - and it will cost them
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Former Cabinet Secretary Lord O'Donnell says the Government has undermined morale
Monday 14 January 2013
They may sound similar, but there's a great deal of difference between these two terms, and our Government is heading on a dangerous trajectory towards the latter
Thursday 10 January 2013
Members of Parliament believe they deserve a pay hike of one-third – with nearly 70 per cent believing that they are underpaid for the job they do.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Jack Hart, a leading signals specialist, was an unlikely trade union activist, but on 25 January 1984, Hart, then chair of the committee representing all civil service trade union branches at GCHQ, was summoned to a meeting to be told that the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, had decided to ban all unions at the government's secret listening centre in Cheltenham, and at other listening posts. Workers had a choice of leaving their unions or being dismissed. Those who gave up their membership were to receive £1,000.
Friday 04 January 2013
Marshalls, the company that provided paving for the London Olympics, saw revenues fall 7 per cent in 2012 as bad weather put paid to many people's plans to build patios or drives.
Friday 28 December 2012
When Frances O'Grady was elected general secretary of the TUC, there were two widespread responses. The first was to hail the arrival of the first woman in that job and lament that it had taken so long. The second was to ask what difference it might make to have a woman at the top of an organisation known – rightly or wrongly – for a bias towards the old industries and rather a lot of unreconstructed paternalism.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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