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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

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

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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Low-income working families and their children face being pushed into greater hardship by soaring inflation and a proposed benefits shake-up, warns a new report by The Children’s Society

 

Ministers' misleading claims that their proposals for public sector pensions will mean better retirement packages for some have been exposed by PCS using the government's own figures

 

Chancellor George Osborne should guarantee jobs for young people who have been out of work for a year and boost public spending on infrastructure to get Britain back to work, according to a new report published today by the IPPR think tank

 

Financial management at the Ministry of Justice has improved considerably since the National Audit Office last examined this subject in 2010. However, in some important areas, such as income collection, the Ministry still has a great deal to do

 

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and HM Treasury have today published their response to the consumer credit elements of the Government’s Review of Consumer Credit and Personal Insolvency

 

A new report released today by the Institute of Economic Affairs, The case against a financial transactions tax, argues the recent proposals for a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) in Europe would be counterproductive and undermine Britain's financial services industry

 

The Institute of Directors today (Monday) welcomed the report on a possible GAAR (general anti-avoidance rule) for the UK tax system, prepared by Graham Aaronson QC

 

The Institute of Directors has today (Monday) called for the Government to postpone the phased introduction of auto-enrolment pensions for two years (until 2014). Under present plans employers will begin to automatically enrol staff onto pension schemes from October 2012

 

Graham Aaronson QC has today set out his recommendation to the Government for the introduction to the UK tax system of a narrowly focused general anti-abuse rule (GAAR)

 

Introducing a credible new exports strategy, which focuses on the right products and services, concentrates efforts on high-growth markets and breaks down domestic barriers, could give the UK economy a £20 billion lift by 2020

 
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