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In a speech delivered at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Martin Weale – External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) – reviews the UK’s slow recovery from recession, in particular focusing on the unusual behaviour of productivity and consumption

The European stress tests of nuclear power plants are well on track and will further enhance nuclear safety and security in the EU, the Commission says in its very first Communication on the stress tests

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today outline a £1 billion pound Youth Contract to tackle youth unemployment.The aim is to ensure that all jobless young people are earning or learning again before long term damage is done. Over three years, the Youth Contract will provide at least 410,000 new work places for 18 to 24 year olds into work


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UK manufacturers reported a weakening in order books in November, with export orders in particular deteriorating significantly, the CBI said today


Members of the Lords, including a former Employment Minister and business experts, will debate the importance of getting a good deal for taxpayer’s money through Government procurement today (Thursday 24 November)


A report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change (ASC) finds that over coming decades, Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to impacts of climate change unless it strengthens measures to adapt


A new report published today argues that a new British Industry and Enterprise Bond can get credit flowing to small businesses and unlock future economic growth


Toyota has announced today, that it is to build all its new generation C-segment hatchback models at its Burnaston manufacturing facility in Derbyshire, pledging a £100 million investment in the site


Today the European Commission asked the UK to pay to the EU Budget the amounts due from the import of fresh garlic, in order to comply with the EU law on customs duties. If the UK fails to act within 2 months, the Commission may refer the case to the Court of Justice


A website designed to allow people to tell Government and businesses how to make the internet more accessible has been launched today by Communications Minister Ed Vaizey


For a long time UK Governments have held UK businesses at arm’s length. Too often buying goods and services - to the tune of over £60billion - in a way that disadvantaged domestic firms


The RCN in Wales is urging politicians in Wales, irrespective of their party, to support and endorse its new campaign, Time to Care


Responding to comments made by the government today (Thursday) on the supposed cost of the TUC day of action on 30 November, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said

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