Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

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

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Despite new regulation, the big lenders will remain.

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More apprentices not receiving minimum wage under coalition

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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

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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

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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

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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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