Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

‘Are you better off than four years ago?’ Ed Balls channels Reagan to highlight biggest fall in earnings since 1874

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This parliament will see the largest drop in average earnings after inflation since 1874-1880.

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Bundesbank calls for higher wages across Eurozone

The call follows a raft of recent reports highlighting inequality as a threat to the global economy.

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George Osborne: making failure look like success

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Celebrating today’s GDP figures as a victory for the chancellor would be a like praising the punctuality of the chauffeur who arrives at his destination three hours late.

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UK GDP up 0.8 per cent

UK GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest quarterly national accounts from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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We need to harness rather than attack capitalism

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A renewed enthusiasm for social investment would be a natural corollary to the Labour narrative on ‘inclusive capitalism’.

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Blair playing down his wealth is a reminder that we need to tackle inequality

Blair was right, Labour does need to move out of its ‘comfort zone’ – the comfort zone of refusing to discuss inequality.

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Public sector pay – did the government massage the statistics to make its case?

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Using a statistical sleight of hand, the government is trying to disguise the full horror of what’s happening to public sector pay.

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It’s time for a maximum pay ratio

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The average pay of a FTSE 100 CEO has rocketed from around £1 million a year in the late 1990s to closer to £5 million today.

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Three reasons pay might be falling

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Good unemployment figures but stagnant pay have been the story about each month’s jobs figures for a year now.

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Unemployment falling, but many still left behind

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The recovery is not dealing everyone an even hand.

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