Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Worst cuts yet to come, warns Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Britain faces at least five years of savage pending cuts if deficit reduction plans announced by chancellor George Osborne are enacted, according to the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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Autumn statement pulls the rug from under the SNP

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The chancellor’s statement has for once given Westminster the upper hand over Holyrood.

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Autumn Statement: The northern powerhouse must be more than just Manchester

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Ideas for a northern powerhouse are welcome. Now the chancellor must go further.

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Osborne’s policies are deliberately designed to shift money from the poorest to the richest

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Research from LSE has found that the chancellor’s policies have seen the poorest five per cent lose income while the top one per cent have gained.

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Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne’s 2010 promises – shot to pieces

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The promise that Osborne made in 2010 to ensure balanced growth in all parts of the country has gone the same way as his promise to balance the books.

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Autumn Statement 2014: what you need to know

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The key measures from today’s Autumn Statement.

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Five things George Osborne won’t say in his Autumn Statement

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We know most of what’s going to be in the Autumn Statement. But here’s what the chancellor won’t tell you today.

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Autumn Statement: On offshore tax income at least, the chancellor gets it right

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The government is making a sensible move in criminalising the failure to declare taxable offshore income.

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We need an honest debate about debt reduction. But don’t expect it from George Osborne

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The reduction of the national debt should be achieved over a generation – not a handful of years.

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The figures that should worry Labour

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Ed Balls’ task tomorrow will be to establish Labour as a party that can be trusted to get its hands back on the levers of power.

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