The re-balancing of the economy which Osborne promised has been all but abandoned.
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With little expected today from the chancellor that will make things any easier for those all important ‘hardworking people’, this will be an Autumn Statement that passes most people by.
The deputy leader of Westminster Council has caused anger after claiming that a ‘basic’ first-job salary is in the region of £50,000 to £80,000.
Working people in every region of the UK are significantly worse of in real terms since 2010, according to figures from the Labour Party.
Radical and bold ideas, like the energy price freeze, are popular with voters. Let’s have more of them
Contrary to some popular wisdom, after the crash public opinion is now clearly on the side of substantial government intervention.
TweetOn Friday the latest GDP figures will be released and will almost certainly show that the recovery is well underway, with growth of perhaps as much as 1 per cent for the third quarter of the year. Provided the predictions are correct, this will be the third successive quarter of growth, boosting the chancellor George […]
Today’s labour market statistics show that for most people this doesn’t feel like a recovery.
Yet again inflation has outpaced wages as figures realeased today by the Office for National Statistics show the Consumer Price Index at 2.7 per cent.
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.
A new report by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) casts further light on the extent to which families are struggling financially across the country.