Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Austerity economics don’t add up and Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade

Povertyj

The political energy released during the referendum campaign is focused on inequality during Scotland’s Challenge Poverty Week.

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Good news on the jobs front, but pay is definitely not recovering

Job Centre2j

We’re going down an uncertain path, with serious threats for working people.

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New cost of living figures show real effect of recession on pay

Money no copyrightj

Things are actually even worse than they seem.

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Manufacturing suffers another setback on Osborne’s watch

George Osborne ncrj

The UK is still over-reliant for growth on inflated house prices and low paid jobs.

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Row over CETA free trade deal escalates

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The row between Canada and Germany over the future of the stalled CETA free trade deal rumbles on after Germany said it wanted to re-open the talks.

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We’ve a long way to go to beat the payday lenders

Payday loans ncrj

Despite new regulation, the big lenders will remain.

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More apprentices not receiving minimum wage under coalition

Nick Clegg apprenticeships ncrj

The proportion of apprentices not receiving the National Minimum Wage has risen from 20 per cent in 2011 to 29 per cent in 2012.

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Why the Tories are wrong to compare benefit increases with average earnings

Money no copyrightj

Cameron is blaming those on benefits for his government’s failure to grow the economy and control inflation.

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Tories refuse to rule out VAT increase

Money no copyrightj

As well as hitting the poorest through a freeze on working-age benefits, the Tories may also be planning to hit them again with a hike in VAT.

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IDS’s Benefit Smart Cards: trumping Osborne in the competition for most ridiculous policy idea

IDS no copyright2j

Benefit Smart Cards are condescending and out of touch. They also won’t make a difference.

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