Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Payday loan broker firms: the next poverty scandal

For good reason payday lending has been subject to considerable scrutiny, but there’s another problem to solve: that of broker firms selling credit applications to the highest bidding lenders

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How Labour can seize the initiative on food policy

Food will be one of the major challenges of the 21st century – and one on which the UK Labour party can lead on

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Once again we’re reminded: this won’t feel like a recovery to most people

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While the overall number of people in work is now higher than in 2008, the composition of the workforce is very different.

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With strong economic growth we should be seeing wages going up, not down

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Dismal pay figures have left many scratching their heads.

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Unemployment down 132,000 to 2.08 million

Unemployment decreased by 132,000 in the three months to June 2014 to 2.08 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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What would radical decentralisation look like?

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Much needs to be done to end the irresistible pull of London.

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The UK is becoming the self-employment capital of Europe

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Whether they are a growing underclass or a sign of the UK economy’s bright future, the growing army of self-employed warrant our attention.

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The Tory tax bombshell that would clobber middle earners

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A senior Tory at the heart of government policymaking has let slip that the Conservatives are considering a new tax plan which could hammer middle and low earners.

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‘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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