Tag Archives: Rachel Reeves

Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering

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Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.

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Osborne’s trumpeted ‘superior’ skills training programme doesn’t exist

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Ministers admit George Osborne’s trumpeted “superior” skills training programme still hasn’t started .

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Will restricting benefits reduce EU immigration?

Unfortunately, the policies that work tend to deliver much less dramatic headlines.

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Government risks a ‘lost decade’ for deprived areas

The government heralded the fall in unemployment as evidence their economic strategy is working – but in deprived areas the picture is less rosy.

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Reeves: Tories “may be attempting to deliberately mislead the public” over stats and government’s record

Shadow chief secretary Rachel Reeves says the Tories may be attempting to “deliberately mislead the public” about over statistics and the government’s record.

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Osborne’s spin and games can’t distract from the regressive reality

TweetRachel Reeves MP (Labour, Leeds West) is the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Last week in the autumn statement the chancellor came to the House of Commons and was forced to admit he had failed. Far from securing the recovery, he had to admit that not only has the economy flatlined over the last […]

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Osborne’s ‘granny tax’: Robbing pensioners to pay the one per cent

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves explains just how regressive George Osborne’s ‘granny tax’ is.

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Reeves: “We must ensure we pass the test of fiscal credibility”

Rachel Reeves will echo Ed Balls and Ed Miliband’s recent calls for “fiscal credibility” being key to Labour “earning people’s trust back” in a speech tomorrow.

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Commons to vote today on Labour’s five-point plan for jobs

While the Lords votes on the NHS reforms, Labour will use an Opposition Day Debate in the Commons to debate the economy, reports Left Foot Forward’s Shamik Das.

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Cameron’s talk won’t solve the pensions crisis

Barbara Bates talks about her fears over pensions, explaining how David Cameron, once again, just doesn’t get it.

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