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....The group’s annual Energy Barometer report said Brexit was a new and “material concern” for further uncertainty. However, perception of risks from energy policy was slightly reduced from last year, when industry was suffering the fallout from the flurry of changes after the Conservatives took power in 2015, cutting renewables, carbon capture and energy efficiency programmes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The industry has also been screaming blue Brexit murder about its need for migrant workers. Now the government faces the impossible task of reconciling the Conservative commitment to curb immigration with the economic realities of this sector. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....On Monday, government officials denied there had been any rowing back on the target to fit a smart gas and electricity meter in every home and small business by the end of 2020. The Conservative manifesto promised only to “offer” one to everyone, a downgrading of language from 2015 manifesto pledge for suppliers to ensure everyone had one by the end of 2020. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A decision has been taken in principle on Heathrow but it needs to be approved by MPs voting on a national policy statement due to be published this year. Although a majority of MPs are thought to back expansion, senior figures in both the Conservative and Labour party are strongly opposed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....MPs are keeping a close watch. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP who intends to run as chairman of the Treasury select committee, said the bank should have been ready to compensate customers as soon as the case was over. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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HBOS fraud victims go unpaid as Lloyds battles Noel Edmonds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:07:52 PM
....MPs are keeping a close watch. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP who intends to run as chairman of the Treasury select committee, said the bank should have been ready to compensate customers as soon as the case was over. ...
Smart meter rollout could force household bills to rise, says supplier image
....On Monday, government officials denied there had been any rowing back on the target to fit a smart gas and electricity meter in every home and small business by the end of 2020. The Conservative manifesto promised only to “offer” one to everyone, a downgrading of language from 2015 manifesto pledge for suppliers to ensure everyone had one by the end of 2020. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
....A decision has been taken in principle on Heathrow but it needs to be approved by MPs voting on a national policy statement due to be published this year. Although a majority of MPs are thought to back expansion, senior figures in both the Conservative and Labour party are strongly opposed. ...
DUP Deal: Pension Triple lock and Winter Fuel Allowance SAVED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:23:00 PM
. The Conservatives have agreed to break some of its key manifesto pledges in return for support from the Northern Ireland party. ...
Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
....The industry has also been screaming blue Brexit murder about its need for migrant workers. Now the government faces the impossible task of reconciling the Conservative commitment to curb immigration with the economic realities of this sector. ...
UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy policy image
....The group’s annual Energy Barometer report said Brexit was a new and “material concern” for further uncertainty. However, perception of risks from energy policy was slightly reduced from last year, when industry was suffering the fallout from the flurry of changes after the Conservatives took power in 2015, cutting renewables, carbon capture and energy efficiency programmes. ...
With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
.... It was their decision to hold a referendum and it is their responsibility to deliver it at a time when there is a distinct lack of a feelgood factor. In one sense, this is good news for Jeremy Corbyn because he can watch the Conservatives struggle. ...
Triple lock on pensions will go eventually, says pensions secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:15:54 PM
. The new welfare and pensions secretary believes the government will have to reform the triple lock on pensions within his lifetime, despite concerns that it could lose votes for the Conservatives. ...
Tory pledge to cap energy bills missing from Queen's speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 03:57:48 PM
....6 million vulnerable customers. That compromise would be exactly what the industry has been lobbying for, and a huge rowing back by the Conservatives after months of escalating rhetoric from May and ministers. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....”. Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Conservatives in the Welsh Assembly, said: “This could be the biggest single loss of jobs in Wales since 2009, and will be a huge blow for the employees and their families and the South Wales economy. ...
Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
.... To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. The Conservative initiative has been widely welcomed by working parents among whom it was a clear vote winner in the 2015 election, but Labour has warned that low-income families in insecure employment or on zero-hours contracts, who may be unable to guarantee how many hours of work they will get from one month to the next, will lose out. ...
Record low interest rates send house prices SOARING for homeowners image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....“. However prices are under pressure from the political and economic uncertainty of Brexit and the fallout from the disastrous General Election result for the Conservative Party. ...
Bank of England says interest rates should be kept on hold amid Brexit uncertainty image
....Mark Carney said he would want to see how businesses, financial markets and consumers reacted to the reality of the UK’s looming departure from the EU before changing his view. The governor, who attracted criticism from Conservative MPs for the recession warnings he issued before last summer’s referendum, said the Brexit talks would have a significant bearing on whether the UK’s historically high balance of payments deficit would become more sustainable. ...
Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising image
.... Jenkins and Boath said they would contest the charges; there has not been any comment from Varley and Kalaris. The charging decision has been postponed on a number of occasions, initially to the end of March, then the end of May and then to mid-June, and comes as the SFO faces abolition under plans set out in the Conservative election manifesto. ...
Energy price cap likely to go ahead despite warnings of 'timebomb' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:36:14 PM
....”. Pro-cap Conservatives are likely to get further ammunition within the next fortnight, when British Gas is expected to hike prices for the three-quarters of its 14 million customers. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
....The combination of all these trends allows employers to keep wage rises at about 2%. These are the same employers who, despite enjoying a cut in corporation tax from 28% since 2010 to 19% today under the Conservatives and the promise of 17% by 2020, are hoarding profits and investing very little to increase output. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
.... The stakes are high, not only for the individuals involved and the bank itself, which has been trying to restore its reputation after a series of scandals, but also for the SFO and its head, David Green. The Conservatives’ election manifesto pledged to fold the SFO into the National Crime Agency. ...
Philip Hammond hints government will ease up on austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:51:43 AM
. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, hinted on Sunday that the government would ease up on its austerity programme, saying the Conservatives were “not deaf” to the message delivered by the election result. ...
Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
....The vote against austerity was long overdue. Under Cameron and Osborne the Conservatives got away with blue murder in blaming the world financial crisis on Labour in general and Gordon Brown in particular. ...
Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 11:05:51 PM
.... In addition, figures published last week show inflation reached a four-year high in May, meaning shopping is getting increasingly expensive, further intensifying the squeeze on household budgets. Debt advisers are urging the government to make good on fulfil a promise in the Conservative manifesto to introduce a scheme where those in serious debt are protected by law from further interest, charges and enforcement action for up to six weeks. ...
Philip Hammond under pressure to spend to lure voters back to Tories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 03:00:41 PM
....Philip Hammond is resisting Theresa May’s demands for an end to austerity amid Treasury concerns that loosening the purse strings will lead to a black hole in the government’s finances. The chancellor has used discussions with the prime minister since the election to press the case for a cautious approach to the public finances, despite the widespread view among Conservative MPs that seven years of spending cuts and pay restraint handed seats to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. ...
SSE boss gets 72% pay rise weeks after arguing against cap on bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 05:24:56 PM
....9% in the financial year 2016-17. Among the big six suppliers, SSE has the highest proportion of customers (91%) on standard variable tariffs, the default energy deals that the Conservatives have promised to cap. ...
The Guardian view on austerity economics: it failed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 07:07:26 PM
.... Until now, his counsel has not been sought by Theresa May, and there was plenty of talk about the chancellor losing his job in a post-election reshuffle. But that was then, when the expectation was of a Conservative landslide. ...
Thames Water needs to clean up its act after yet more fines | Nils Pratley image
.... It would be easier – and cheaper – to beef up the regulatory system than to buy an entire industry. Andrew Tyrie will be a hard act to follow as chairman of the Treasury select committee, as said here when the Conservative MP for Chichester announced his retirement from parliament before the election. ...
Theresa May is warned: don't break election vow on energy price cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:33:11 PM
....Theresa May has been urged to hold her nerve and stick with her campaign pledge to cap energy prices for millions of households, after it emerged cabinet ministers have told her to scrap the flagship policy. A leading Conservative MP said that the cap was one of the few genuinely popular policies with voters in the election, and called on the prime minister to ignore attempts to scrap the measure. ...
Google and Facebook face penalties if they don't stop online hate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:22:44 PM
....Regulating extremist content online was a key feature of May’s response to the terror attacks at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and on London Bridge, which both occurred during the general election campaign. Macron backed efforts to allow the security services better access to encrypted communication, echoing the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge to examine how to tackle encrypted communications between extremists. ...
Foreign investors snapping up London homes suitable for first-time buyers image
....Labour’s shadow housing secretary, John Healey, said a Labour government would give local people “first dibs” on new homes ahead of overseas buyers. “This failure on housing was one of the reasons why the Conservatives fell short at the election last week,” he said. ...
Incomes squeeze denied May a landslide – now she must change course image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 01:06:01 PM
....Anyone seeking an explanation for the bloody nose received by the government in the election should start with wages, prices and living standards. Sure, the Conservatives fought a terrible campaign. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....ManpowerGroup said the inconclusive election result could turn out to be positive for those employers, including in the NHS, which had been worrying about access to workers after Brexit. “The election result throws into question the Conservative commitment to slash immigration to the tens of thousands and double the levy on non-EU workers to £2,000,” said Hick. ...
Moody's warns election result will complicate Brexit talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 11:01:40 PM
....In terms of the outlook for growth, it's clear that things are not going in the right direction. He also played down a view in the markets that the Conservatives’ reduced standing would lead to a soft Brexit deal. ...
Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
.... Writing directly to your staff is worse. Bosses at the privately-owned Storm Technologies and Jennings Racing, authors of two versions of “vote Conservative” dispatches, ought to know better. ...
Bosses under fire for telling staff to vote Tory or risk losing jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:05:44 PM
. Two company bosses have come under fire for telling staff to vote Conservative or risk losing their jobs, including one who described as “banter” a warning that “Labour voters will be made redundant first”. ...
PENSION CHAOS: Election leaves retirees in the dark over pension tax rules image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:00:00 PM
....The Government should now consider pushing the rules back until 2018, say experts. Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, said: “While clearly Brexit is the dominant issue as the minority Conservative Government formulates its focus ahead of the Queen’s Speech, there is some serious unfinished business on pensions policy. ...
Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
....On Friday, in the hours immediately after the surprise election result, the pound fell to an eight-week low and shares in banks, builders and retailers fell. The markets recovered as it seemed that the Conservatives had reached a deal with the DUP, but on Sunday the status of that deal looked less clear cut. ...
Britain looks set for a politically hot summer but what is the future for your finances? image
....One benefit of post-electoral uncertainty is that it may delay reforms to the UK pension system that might have cost retirees dear. Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Old Mutual Wealth, says the Conservatives were the only party planning to abolish the triple lock on pensions from 2020, which guarantees the state pension will rise in line with either prices, inflation or 2. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
.... Here are her main challenges:. The issue that will define Mahon’s tenure most strongly is her handling of the relocation of parts of Channel 4’s operation out of the capital, as demanded by the Conservative manifesto. ...
Business leaders demand answers over Brexit strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 02:03:46 PM
....And other groups have insisted new ministers refocus their positions ahead of the start of official Brexit talks. Few individual chief executives or companies have commented on the shock election result, with many privately waiting to see how a potential Conservative-DUP coalition is formed. ...
German firms grapple with UK poll result image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:19:21 AM
....It's a strange day when German business leaders - hardly known for their Bolshevism - are tentatively raising their glasses to toast a favourable election result for a left-wing, pro-borrowing, high-spending candidate. And yet that is what many boardrooms from Berlin to Baden Wurttemberg will be doing this morning, however discreetly, after Jeremy Corbyn outperformed expectations and ate into the Conservative Party's majority. ...
Dementia tax: Tory-DUP coalition could take care cost reforms off agenda, says ex minister image
. Huge changes to the way older people would contribute to care costs were unveiled in the Tory manifesto, and are thought to be part of the reason the Conservatives failed to get a majority in the 2017 election, resulting in a hung parliament. ...
Election 2017 pound latest: Should you buy euros and dollars after hung parliament? image
....27 against the dollar. The pound could stabilise in the coming days as the new  Conservative DUP coalition Government is formed, with some experts predict sterling could rise higher in the coming days if the election result means in a softer Brexit. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
.... By the time trading began in London hours, it was clear that a hung parliament was inevitable. Jeremy Cook, the chief economist at World First, said sterling was moving as each seat was called through the night, with the currency staging brief recoveries every time it looked as if the poll had overemphasised Conservative weakness in the polls. ...
Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
...."The majority of British business will be waiting to see whether a stable government can be formed in short order. "If the Conservatives govern as a minority, they must recognise that they have not earned a mandate to implement their manifesto in full. ...
Election 2017: Hung parliament WORST possible outcome for pensions, say experts image
....The 2017 election result means there is set to be a period of huge uncertainty over retirement policies as a new Government forms and how the issues of pension and retirement are dealt with. Labour and Conservative policies over the state pension triple lock and the state pension age differ hugely in the election manifestos. ...
UK economy now in the fog of election uncertainty | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 07:15:28 AM
.... Unsurprisingly, the CBI expressed concern at an outcome that is bound to make business warier about investing. Life is only going to get more difficult for the Conservatives, assuming that they manage to cling on to power as a minority government. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....27 in the currency markets, its lowest level in six weeks. It was projected the Conservatives would become the largest party but fall short of the 326 seats required for a majority. ...
Election 2017: Pound under pressure amid Labour surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:42:36 PM
....The pound has fallen sharply as traders react to the results of the general election. The currency markets had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May's Conservatives, but the party does not appear set to win a Commons majority. ...
Qatar crisis highlights rising UK energy reliance on imports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:29:15 PM
....”. Exploratory shale gas drilling has been bogged down in the planning process in the face of local opposition for the past few years, but the Conservative manifesto pledged to remove the need for planning permission for small sites. ...
Markets edge down as fears surface on size of Tory majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 04:46:15 PM
. Markets were edgy as polling got underway for the election on Thursday, with traders believing a Conservative victory was the most likely outcome but growing increasingly cautious about the size of the majority. ...
How will the City react to a Tory or Labour general election victory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:10:38 AM
....Major financial firms will have traders and analysts stationed at their desks by 10pm on Thursday, in time for the exit polls which will give first indication of the result of the snap general election. With the market positioned for a Conservative victory, any early sign that Theresa May’s party will loosen its grip on parliament will spark a market reaction. ...
General Election: Four ways the result could affect expats in the EU image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:02:00 PM
.... . A strong victory for the Conservatives is likely to see gilt yields fall, while a hung parliament or Labour victory could push them higher. ...
How will the General Election affect your money? Pensions, savings and tax compared  image
.... Here are how the two main parties plan to affect your everyday earnings and burdens. Income taxThe Conservatives have been steadily raising the personal allowance - the amount you can earn before paying income tax - and this is set to continue under Theresa May. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....The idea that government debt is a particular burden has a kind of intuitive appeal. The former Conservative chancellor George Osborne would talk about “maxing out the credit card”, so governments would have to balance the books, and couldn’t borrow. ...
Pound V euro: GBP exchange rate against EU strengthens as Tories tipped to win election image
....149, however. With the various political parties making a final push for votes on the last day of campaigning ahead of tomorrow’s general election, sterling has begun to creep higher on suggestions that the Conservatives will be able to secure a healthy majority. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: invest for growth | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:08:11 PM
.... Corporate profits will be returned to 2010 levels to fund it. The Conservatives expect lower corporation tax rates to finally trigger an increase in investment, and economic growth strong enough to offset the party’s painful austerity agenda. ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
....A breakdown of estimated losses by parliamentary constituency shows that areas where voters chose Labour in the 2015 election make up eight of the top 10 most affected. Of 62 constituencies where gamblers lost more than £5m in 2015-16, 47 are Labour, five are Scottish National party areas and 10 are Conservative. ...
Dementia tax to stop one in three over-50s saving for the future, poll shows image
.... But excessively high contributions towards the costs are set to deter people saving for the future, the study found. It comes after the Conservative Party announced a policy to means test those who require care, including the value of their home, to decide contributions. ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... And to listen to TV’s sofa pundits is to hear a very different election. They would have you believe that Labour and the Conservatives have rarely been further apart. ...
EY report: Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:23:30 PM
....". Scottish Conservative economy spokesman Dean Lockhart said: "This is another damning report that shows just how much harm has been caused by the SNP's handling of our economy. ...
General Election 2017: May would revive Board of Trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:01:39 PM
....Theresa May plans to set up a network of nine trade commissioners across the world to boost trade after Brexit. The Conservative Party said they would be part of a new Board of Trade to help exports and attract foreign investment. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... These swings include the scrapping of subsidies and harder planning requirements for onshore wind farms; the slashing of support for solar panels and restrictions on solar farms; the abandonment of the “green deal”, which was intended to boost home insulation; the removal of the promised £1bn funding for carbon capture and storage facilities; and the scrapping of the target to make new homes zero-carbon. Last week, Labour accused the Conservative government of failing to come up with plans on how to achieve the statutory targets on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, set out under the Climate Change Act. ...
Job opportunities should not wither as we age | Katie Allen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 01:06:00 PM
.... Those forecasts suggest that today’s 10-year-olds have a 50% chance of living to at least 103. This rising longevity has come under the spotlight during the election campaign in a way the Conservatives would rather forget. ...
Mail makes gains (but not profits) in the battle to break America image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 06:00:16 AM
....While the Tories produce yet another vague manifesto pledge to deliver “media sustainability” in the digital era, newspapers are having to fend for themselves. And nobody fends harder on the Conservative side of the street than the Daily Mail, with some notable half-year results. ...
Let’s hope a hung parliament can halt the Brexit disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:59:15 AM
.... As I understand it, extra NHS spending is running at no more than 1% a year in “real” – ie inflation-adjusted – terms, whereas merely to avoid going backwards the service needs an annual real-terms increase of 4%. Furthermore, the situation threatens to get a whole lot worse, as the service suffers from the thinly disguised racism behind Ukip’s conquest of the Conservative party – and May’s obsession with reducing immigration almost guarantees an impending recruitment crisis. ...
Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... The FTSE 250 also suffered a rollercoaster ride after initially hitting a new record of 20,081 before ending the day at down slightly at 19,977. Investors shrugged off continuing weakness in the pound as the Conservative lead over Labour continued to narrow in the latest opinion polls. ...
General Election 2017: Should YOU buy holiday money before the vote? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:06:00 PM
....The pound has been battered in recent days after polls showed Theresa May's lead over Jeremy Corbyn has dramatically fallen. Sterling hit multi-week lows against the dollar after polls showed the Conservatives may not breeze to victory on June 8. ...
Jay Hunt quits Channel 4 post just days before decision on top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:47:33 AM
....However, an official announcement may not come until after the general election, according to a fourth source. The search for a new chief executive was not helped by the Conservative party launching its election manifesto with a pledge to move Channel 4 out of London on the same day interviews with candidates including Hunt were taking place. ...
Sterling flat as shares edge higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 07:47:25 AM
....143 euros. Recent opinion polls have cast doubt on earlier forecasts of a landslide win for the Conservatives on 8 June. ...
UK manufacturing in healthy shape despite election uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:24:04 PM
....The closely watched poll of factory sentiment came in just ahead of City economists’ expectations and suggested firms were shrugging off any uncertainty created by the general election. However, the responses from about 600 companies were collected between 12 and 25 May – before opinion polls started to show a significant narrowing in the Conservatives’ lead. ...
Trade union membership has plunged to all-time low, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:43:25 AM
....2% drop, the biggest annual cut since records began in 1995, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Unite accused the Conservatives of having a policy of “shrinking the union base”, which it said had been aided by seven years of austerity. ...
Tory plans mean no one will be left to build homes | Michael Thirkettle image
....Restoring the power for councils to build their own homes could help. After the second world war, council housebuilding was in the hundreds of thousands, reaching a peak of 220,000under the Conservatives in 1953. ...
Labour promises to save average rail commuter £200 on season ticket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....The party said a Labour government would restrict the amount train operators could raise ticket prices by linking any change in fares to a lower measure of inflation than the one currently used. The Conservative manifesto from the 2015 election promised that regulated fares could rise by no more than the retail price index (RPI). ...
Sterling recovers after hung parliament prediction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 12:06:08 AM
. Sterling has recovered after being hit by a projection suggesting the Conservatives could fail to win a majority in the general election. ...
Crossrail 2 hits buffers as uncertainties over Brexit and election take hold image
.... While City firms discuss relocating offices and staff, any assumption that higher business rates and commuter revenues would pay the £32bn construction bill is on shakier ground. The omission of Crossrail 2 from the Conservative manifesto, in which other infrastructure projects were listed, was the clearest sign yet that there is little appetite in a Theresa May government for another London-based scheme. ...

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