Tag Archives: recession

False hope for equal pay in latest ONS report

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Despite some surprise figures, women are still earning significantly less overall than men.

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Warning lights on the economy – let’s defend our record or pay the price

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By failing to stand up for their past successes, Labour are making it difficult for themselves to claim economic credibility.

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The north is still falling behind the rest of the UK – what can we do?

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With the right leadership and support, the north of England can return to its former status as a leading economic and social force for change.

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Child poverty up in rich world since start of recession

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Child poverty has increased in the rich world since the onset of the global recession in 2008, according to a new report from Unicef.

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New cost of living figures show real effect of recession on pay

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Things are actually even worse than they seem.

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Ireland, poster child for austerity hawks, slips back into recession

Ireland, Europe’s poster child for austerity, has slipped back into recession, and the country’s 2012 GDP has been revised sharply lower from +o.9 per cent to just +0.2 per cent.

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Poorest will be hardest hit by downturn due to welfare reforms

The poor will be the hardest hit in the long-term by the economic downturn as a result of the government’s changes to the benefits system, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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Will the end of Quantitative Easing trigger a second crisis?

Something strange has been happening in stock markets since 2008: they have been going up. Not just up, but absolutely flying. Through the prolonged failed recovery, unemployment, an investment crisis, the Fukushima crisis and the EU debacle, Wall street, still the market all else look to, has doubled in value.

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Bank of England confirms rich made richer by QE

Will a politician have the courage to make the case for measures to deliberately redistribute from rich to poor if only to correct the redistribution that has taken place in the opposite direction as a result of QE?

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No more blaming the eurozone: largest fall in exports is to non-EU countries

So much for the recession being made in the Eurozone. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that net trade is down and the largest fall in exports is to non-EU countries.

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