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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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Ed Miliband: coalition is squeezing the middle not the deficit

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Miliband will say that Britain needs a recovery for working people if the government is to ‘squeeze the deficit and not the middle’.

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EU rejects Osborne’s bank bonus cap challenge

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The UK government’s challenge to the European Union’s cap on bankers’ bonuses has been throw out by the advocate general.

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EU court rules against UK government on air pollution

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today ruled that the UK government must take urgent action over its failure to tackle air pollution.

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Austerity (still) won’t balance the books

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Austerity not only drives the growing inequality in our society, it drives the divisiveness that demonises the migrant, the welfare claimant or the public sector worker.

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The government needs to stop dragging its feet on energy policy – before the lights go out

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This government has been dragging its feet on energy policy since 2010.

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Austerity economics don’t add up and Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade

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The political energy released during the referendum campaign is focused on inequality during Scotland’s Challenge Poverty Week.

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More apprentices not receiving minimum wage under coalition

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The proportion of apprentices not receiving the National Minimum Wage has risen from 20 per cent in 2011 to 29 per cent in 2012.

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