Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Unemployment falling, but many still left behind

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The recovery is not dealing everyone an even hand.

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Unemployment down 121,000 to 2.12 million

Unemployment decreased by 121,000 in the three months to May 2014 to 2.12 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.5 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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The FCA cap on payday loans: acting where the market has failed

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The proposed cap means that if someone pays back a £100 loan within 30 days they would pay a maximum of £24 in charges.

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Tough at the top? Executive pay now 180 times the average

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Top executives are pulling away from the rest of us, according to a new report.

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Ending the public sector pay cap could raise millions

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Lifting the pay cap would be beneficial for both the exchequer and the economy.

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Complaints against payday lenders double in a year

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But it could be just the tip of the iceberg, says Financial Ombudsman Service.

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Growth rate slowing in some areas, according to new report

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Growth slowed in some industries between April and June, warns the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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The key to reducing inequality? Stronger trade unions

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The widening gap between rich and poor reflects a decline in trade union power, so argue the authors of the bestselling book The Spirit Level.

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Which party can close the living standards gulf for low-earning families?

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Recovery alone will not restore lost ground facing low-earning parents – the parties need to ensure the worst off feel the benefit of growth.

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Labour is hitting the right notes on tax avoidance

Ed Balls ncj

Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.

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