Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Tax havens are syphoning money away from our public services

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We need to show our anger about greedy corporates depriving our public services of investment.

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Strength in labour market figures, but a disinflationary outlook from the Bank

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The monthly figures show positive real earnings for the first time since 2009.

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Unemployment down 115,000 to 1.96 million

Unemployment decreased by 115,000 in the three months to September 2014 to 1.96 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.0 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Payday lenders: tougher rules and price caps are welcome. But more is needed

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The FCA had an opportunity to fix a broken market. It didn’t take it.

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Austerity and the misspent QE trillions

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Austerity has enriched multinational companies and the owners of financial and real assets, while grinding down the value of earned income, pensions and benefits.

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EU Commission slaps down George Osborne over rebate claim

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Chancellor George Osborne’s has been slapped down by his EU counterparts and by the Financial Times over his claim to have halved the UK’s £1.7bn EU budget surcharge.

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The success of the living wage campaign benefits us all

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Giving more people the living wage will have wider benefits for the economy.

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The psychological cost of inequality

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Inequality is at a record high in Britain, and it’s costing us our happiness.

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Moral outrage about the Living Wage isn’t enough: it must be backed by legal muscle

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The fact that we are even talking about the Living Wage is a sign of past failures.

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Boris’ tall tale: the living wage is a Tory idea

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If Boris is right, why are none of the ten London boroughs which have adopted the London Living Wage run by Conservatives?

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