Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Universal Credit may be a waste of money, say auditors

Iain Duncan Smith

New report says the ailing scheme is dependent on assumptions.

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Corporate power has become a governing institution in its own right

Canary Wharfj

Corporations once lobbied politicians to win approval for their pet policies – now it’s the other way round.

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King’s Fund calls for additional £2bn in NHS funding

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Even the most optimistic scenario put forward by the NHS’ Five Year Review would require an additional £8bn a year by 2020.

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New report on UK poverty finds housing market is moving the goalposts

Jobseekers allowance

Changes in the labour and housing markets mean there has been a rise in the number of working people who live in poverty.

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All NHS workers are asking for is fair pay

Unisonj

It is unacceptable that one in five health workers needs a second job to make ends meet.

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EU rejects Osborne’s bank bonus cap challenge

Canary wharf ncrj

The UK government’s challenge to the European Union’s cap on bankers’ bonuses has been throw out by the advocate general.

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Warning lights on the economy – let’s defend our record or pay the price

Gordon Brown ncrj

By failing to stand up for their past successes, Labour are making it difficult for themselves to claim economic credibility.

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The Tories have overspent by £25 billion on social security

George Osborne nc1j

Figures show that the DWP overspend comes despite debilitating cuts to working people and families.

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US unions to fight back against right-wing attacks and trade deals

US unions

Policy-making is being taken out of the hands of elected politicians in favour of corporate interests.

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The north is still falling behind the rest of the UK – what can we do?

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With the right leadership and support, the north of England can return to its former status as a leading economic and social force for change.

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