Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

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

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

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Britain’s credit rating safer under Labour, says S&P

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Britain’s triple A credit rating would be better protected under a Labour government than under the the Tories.

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So now we know: the benefit freeze is paying for a tax cut for the top 15%

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The benefit freeze announced on Monday (saving: £3bn) is paying for a tax cut for the top 15 per cent (cost: £4bn).

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What you need to know about Osborne’s working age benefit freeze

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Your cut out and keep guide to today’sannouncement on freezing working age benefits.

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George Osborne and a compendium of failure

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Despite economic growth returning, the chancellor’s record is less rosy than he makes out.

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Osborne plans to increase inequality in the UK

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This is part of a plan to hit the poorest as hard as possible with benefit cuts whilst at the same time saying that if you can afford to save you need not pay tax at all.

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Britain needs more women engineers

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If Britain does not get more women engineers, parts of that industry will move overseas to where it can recruit the workers it needs.

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HMRC’s tax evasion figures are wrong, says report

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The evasion figure is almost four times HMRC’s estimate and rising.

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The unbearable lightness of deficit reduction

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The parties’ spending plans are becoming stranger and stranger.

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Labour conference: The child benefit cap is a blow to struggling families

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Labour’s record on child poverty is an admirable one. So it’s even more of a shame that Ed Balls has allowed the axe to fall on child benefit.

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