Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

What the local government finance settlement means for council budget

Local authorities

Local government finance enters the new year on a knife edge.

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A troubling picture of youth unemployment

Jobseekers allowance

There has been a steady trend since the election that the relative position of young people has worsened in comparison with other groups.

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More positives, but this remains far from a normal labour market

Jobseekers allowance

Positive labour market figures are to be understood in the context of the post-crisis period as a whole and must not detract from the long-standing pressures on working people.

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Majority of the public reject Osborne’s austerity plan

George Osborne ncrj

Poll shows that neither Cameron nor Miliband are trusted to perform safe cuts.

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Labour are stuck on a ‘things can only be mildly improved’ mantra

Ed Miliband ncrj

Ed Miliband talked sense yesterday, but the electorate still need some form of greater succour.

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G20 growth up to 0.9 per cent

china

The OECD have released data showing that GDP in the G20 area grew by 0.9 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, up from 0.8 per cent in the previous quarter.

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Why Labour’s deficit reduction plans are genuinely different to those of the government

Ed Milibandj

Labour’s deficit reduction plans for the next parliament are genuinely different to those of the Conservatives.

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British consumers can no longer afford to consume. We need a new economic model

Credit cards

Consumption-driven growth is a recovery built on sand.

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Economic inequality is preventing growth in the UK

Money ncrj

Countries with widening income gaps are growing more slowly.

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The ITV industrial dispute: everything that’s wrong with politics and the economy in Britain

ITV

Workers at ITV have been offered a 2 per cent wage increase. Meanwhile the chief executive last year took home £8.4 million.

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