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Dear FCA, Harm is harm, whoever the lender

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Harmful debt is not concentrated in one section of the market alone.

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What if borrowing was going to be a lot lower than predicted?

Could borrowing be a lot lower by the election than anyone now expects?

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Funding for Lending scheme failing as lending falls by £3.8 billion in May

New data published this week shows that banks are still not lending to British businesses, despite the government’s much trumpeted Funding for Lending scheme.

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Asking borrowers to pay more is not the answer for credit unions

In the wake of changes announced by chancellor George Osborne last week on the amount at which a credit union can charge in interest for one of its loan products, Joseph Wright of Civitas has written a paper entitled Credit Unions: A Solution to Poor Bank Lending? exploring the industry and its rates.

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Better to borrow to invest than borrow because your policies are failing

The below graph shows the additional borrowing in each year compared to the estimates at the Autumn Statement in December.

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Vince Cable’s New Statesman article makes plain the need for a new economic strategy

Against the backdrop of the loss of the triple-A rating much coveted by Conservative Ministers – and trivialised by others – Cable is right again. Wednesday’s remarkable New Statesman article makes plain the case for a new economic strategy, and the need for as elegant as possible a reversal of Osbornomics that was itself eclipsed by Cable in the economic debates of 2010.

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Osborne’s missing 4G billion increases pressure for cuts

The shortfall from the sale of 4g broadband capacity means chancellor George Osborne will be under increasing pressure to make greater cuts.

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Watch: Miliband flays Cameron on the economy at PMQs

Following Friday’s poor growth figures, Ed Miliband went after David Cameron on his failing economic record at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

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Borrowing is rising after all

Latest figures show borrowing is continuing to rise.

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Borrowing up £56 billion over five years

Borrowing will be up £56 billion over the next five years.

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