Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

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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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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