Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

EU rejects Osborne’s bank bonus cap challenge

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tax havens are syphoning money away from our public services

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We need to show our anger about greedy corporates depriving our public services of investment.

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Strength in labour market figures, but a disinflationary outlook from the Bank

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The monthly figures show positive real earnings for the first time since 2009.

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Unemployment down 115,000 to 1.96 million

Unemployment decreased by 115,000 in the three months to September 2014 to 1.96 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.0 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Payday lenders: tougher rules and price caps are welcome. But more is needed

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The FCA had an opportunity to fix a broken market. It didn’t take it.

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Austerity and the misspent QE trillions

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Austerity has enriched multinational companies and the owners of financial and real assets, while grinding down the value of earned income, pensions and benefits.

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