Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Government citing out of date figures in attempt to wriggle out of food bank shame

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The government is citing out of date figures in an attempt to wriggle out of its food bank shame, writes James Bloodworth.

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Debt is still the problem in this cost of living crisis

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Debt, rather than earnings, is being used to cover living costs, writes Carl Packman.

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If we measure inflation by the RPI, real pay is still falling

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If we measure inflation by the Retail Price Index – far more commonly used than CPI in pay bargaining – real pay is still falling, writes Richard Exell.

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Cost of living crisis over? Three things the Tory press won’t tell you this week

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Recovery. What recovery? asks James Bloodworth.

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Unemployment down 77,000 to 2.24 million

Unemployment decreased by 77,000 between September 2013 and November 2013 to 2.33 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.9 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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A crisis made in Downing Street: one MILLION people visit food banks

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Almost one million people had to rely on a food bank for emergency food aid in the past year.

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Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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Labour should argue for an ISA cap

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The ISA is a tax break for the prosperous/rich right now, but with the loss to a future chancellor in 20 or 30 years time.

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It’s not enough to talk only about banking. We need to talk about the entire economy

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It is no longer sufficient to have a public discussion about the banking system that neglects the economy as a whole, writes Jack Copley.

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Coalition Britain: a third of families living on the cusp of homelessness

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New figures from Shelter demonstrate just how precarious the economic recovery still is for many people.

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