George Osborne’s declaration that his economic policy is “working” will have come as something of a shock to millions of families up and down the country.
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On Thursday both The Times and The Sun, Rupert Murdoch-backed newspapers, made the same misleading claims about a Labour Party review into the British economy.
Labour MP Geraint Davies has warned that the party has not done enough to tackle the line that Labour is responsible for the country’s economic mess.
The media and political debate over grade inflation and Michael Gove’s proposed GCSE reforms disguise how difficult it is for young people in today’s struggling economy.
The future of young people and the British economy are intertwined and inseparable; however, the future of both is uncertain.
Spencer Thompson explores the issue of youth unemployment and why it is more and more young people are struggling to gain employment.
The media might be talking about “booming Britain”, but the reality for millions of workers is very different. New data shows how far wages have fallen in the UK.
Judging by yesterday’s announcements, the government believes the hype about shale gas. Like a love-struck teenager it seems blind to any downsides and is lavishing its beloved with gifts such as tax breaks and streamlined regulation.
Today, at 6AM in a release barely more than a paragraph long, the Treasury announced that the British Geological Survey (BGS) had found 1300trn cubic feet worth of shale gas trapped in the rocks beneath Lancashire.
Ireland, Europe’s poster child for austerity, has slipped back into recession, and the country’s 2012 GDP has been revised sharply lower from +o.9 per cent to just +0.2 per cent.