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.... According to the Bank for International Settlements, the UK is far deeper in the red now than it was when Northern Rock collapsed. Government debt has shot up under the Conservatives, but so too has household borrowing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....On ITV Davis said James Chapman, his former aide, had always been an effective adviser but his opposition to leaving the EU had never wavered. Chapman has called for a new centrist party, claiming Brexit signals the end of the Conservatives. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The consortium also includes Macquarie’s in-house infrastructure fund and the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a pension fund for British higher education institutions. Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats leader, who started the bank as business secretary when in coalition with David Cameron’s Conservatives, said the deal was “a sad day for environment and green investment in the UK” and that he had “little confidence that new private owners have a green mission”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But experts have said Labour must reveal how it plans to pay for cancelling the planned increases to retirement age. Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, said: “Labour is clearly attempting to make state pensions politically toxic for the Conservatives. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Government faces fresh criticism over Green Investment Bank sell-off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 01:05:09 PM
.... The consortium also includes Macquarie’s in-house infrastructure fund and the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a pension fund for British higher education institutions. Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats leader, who started the bank as business secretary when in coalition with David Cameron’s Conservatives, said the deal was “a sad day for environment and green investment in the UK” and that he had “little confidence that new private owners have a green mission”. ...
Corbyn vows 'flexible' state pension age but won't reveal funding for £20BILLION reforms  image
....But experts have said Labour must reveal how it plans to pay for cancelling the planned increases to retirement age. Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, said: “Labour is clearly attempting to make state pensions politically toxic for the Conservatives. ...
UK may have to pay EU in temporary customs union, Davis suggests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 08:32:19 AM
....On ITV Davis said James Chapman, his former aide, had always been an effective adviser but his opposition to leaving the EU had never wavered. Chapman has called for a new centrist party, claiming Brexit signals the end of the Conservatives. ...
Ten years after the crash, there’s barely suppressed civil war in Britain | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... According to the Bank for International Settlements, the UK is far deeper in the red now than it was when Northern Rock collapsed. Government debt has shot up under the Conservatives, but so too has household borrowing. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
.... And yet, at last year’s EU referendum, the votes of those “left behind” by all this played an unexpectedly pivotal role. Then, at this year’s general election, both the Conservatives and Labour campaigned – or appeared to campaign – against the economic system that they themselves had created. ...
Price cap still possible, government warns energy companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 07:19:42 PM
.... Wholesale prices are the bigger portion of household bills and are coming down,” a department spokesman said. Plans for the reform of energy markets, via price capping or bill freezes, were in the manifestos of all major parties, including Labour, the Conservatives and the SNP. ...
British Gas raises electricity prices by 12.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 06:50:36 AM
....co. uk, said: “I’m worried the Conservatives’ promise to ‘end unfair practices in the energy market’ will make people think they don’t need to switch. ...
Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:11:45 AM
....The Liberal Democrat deputy leader, Jo Swinson, who was minister for employment relations when the coalition introduced the fees, said the party had become increasingly concerned about the effects on access to justice and admitted they had been unfair. “The Conservatives repeatedly blocked my requests for action to redress this in coalition, and then stuck their heads in the sand when official research on pregnancy discrimination showed how much tribunal fees are a problem,” she said. ...
Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax? | Abi Wilkinson image
. Like most of the British public, I disliked the Conservatives’ “dementia tax” proposal during the election campaign. ...
Drop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 05:03:35 PM
....By contrast, Arup’s report found that windfarms could be delivered for a maximum of £50-55 per MWh across 15 years. ScottishPower, which commissioned the analysis, hopes to persuade the government to reconsider its stance on onshore windfarms, which the Conservatives effectively blocked in 2015 by banning them from competing for subsidies and imposing new planning hurdles. ...
While Hammond looks for a magic money tree, Labour has found one | Larry Elliott image
.... The demographic time bomb is ticking loudly: hence last week’s announcement to raise the pension age for those born in the 1970s, and the disastrous decision to include plans for a “dementia” tax in the Conservative party manifesto. Had the Conservatives won a healthy overall majority in last month’s election, Spreadsheet Phil would be out of a job. ...
Full speed ahead for train builders as minister pulls plug on electrification image
....If it is bad news for communities whose railways will never reach the improved level of service promised, it also marks a moment where the dial is turning down of investment in the UK’s rail network. Escaping much scrutiny, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, also last week issued 2017’s version of a document that in 2012 heralded what the Conservatives vaunted as the “biggest investment in rail since Victorian times”: a draft of Network Rail’s £38bn five-year plan and the basis for a 2015 manifesto listing a string of transport goodies for the regions – not least the Northern Powerhouse. ...
SSE loses 230,000 customers in 'highly competitive' UK market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:28:01 PM
....Of the big six, SSE has the highest percentage of customers – 91% – on standard variable tariffs, the default rates that bill-payers move on to when cheaper, fixed, deals come to an end. Such tariffs were criticised as a “rip-off” by Theresa May and ministers during the general election campaign, and both the Conservatives and Labour threatened to impose a price cap on them. ...
Grayling sparks fury by scrapping rail electrification plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:21:48 AM
.... This means that we no longer need to electrify every line to achieve the same significant improvements to journeys, and we will only electrify lines where it delivers a genuine benefit to passengers,” he said. Labour said the news showed the Conservatives had been “taking people for a ride”. ...
Forced to work until you are 68! State pension age rise brought forward SEVEN years image
....The overall retirement age is then to rise to 67 by 2028 - but had not been due to rise to 68 by 2046. It comes after the Conservatives were forced to maintain the state pension triple lock, as part of its deal with the Democratic Unionists Party. ...
The man who won a landmark legal battle for same-sex pension rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....The refusal of his former employer, the chemicals company Innospec, to grant his partner the same benefits it would have awarded a wife infuriated Walker. Not only had the company promised to do so, Walker believed, but the Department of Work and Pensions’ opposition undermined claims that the Conservatives had delivered equal rights to gay and lesbian citizens. ...
UK 'sleepwalking' into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....”. Tom Brake, the Lib Dems’ Brexit spokesman, said: “The Conservatives seem utterly overwhelmed by the scale of the task and are incapable of dealing with the consequences of the extreme Brexit they have chosen. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
.... Labour have their answer: taxing the rich and spending to reshape the welfare state. The Conservatives understand the problem but do not want to intervene and regulate to ensure the stability that affordable homes, job security, educational prospects bring. ...
Election euphoria won’t last if Labour doesn’t foil Brexit folly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 05:59:13 AM
.... Every day brings news of economic slowdown and mounting concern at the Bank of England about the wisdom of tightening monetary policy in the face of the gathering British economic storm. Yet the Conservatives in parliament seem to be dominated by a powerful minority of ideological Brexiters who are determined that these so-called negotiations with the other 27 will end in tears. ...
Top 1% of households in UK fully recovered from financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 11:01:36 PM
.... They are the only group that had so far failed to see incomes return to pre-crisis levels. The thinktank said the report highlighted a country increasingly divided by age, by housing tenure and by inequality – and that all three factors had been important in the shock election result in which Labour gained 30 seats and deprived the Conservatives of an overall majority. ...
Retirement age MUST rise or young families pay the price, pension committee head warns image
....". Mr Field said there should instead be a double lock - where income rises by either the higher of inflation or average earnings - a policy that was expected to be introduced by the Conservatives, had Theresa May won a majority. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services, called the seven points, released in advance of the report, “weak and business-friendly”. He argued that it was no surprise given the report was commissioned by Conservatives who forced through the Trade Union Act. ...
The UK economy must take a long, hard look at itself | Larry Elliott image
....In the 1970s, both left and right were agreed that the economy required fundamental changes. The Conservatives had Thatcherism, a blast of the free market designed to shake Britain out of what was seen as corporatist complacency; Labour had the Alternative Economic Strategy built around nationalisation, planning agreements between state and industry, and reflation behind tariff walls. ...
Gig economy: now is the time to ease the burden for workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:00:16 AM
....Field’s latest report drew on accounts from workers at Parcelforce, DPD and British Car Auctions but it echoed the findings of his earlier work, including the original review that prompted May to appoint Taylor. In the coming days the Taylor report will be published and it will present the first test of the Conservatives’ manifesto promise to “make sure that people working in the ‘gig’ economy are properly protected”. ...
One by one, Brexit’s ‘salvations’ are seen to be illusory | Nick Cohen image
....Labour cannot even support without equivocation keeping Britain in the customs union. Bravery would bring the political benefit of splitting the Tory party, as Phillip Hammond and liberal Conservatives know that the bureaucracy leaving the customs union will impose will place an intolerable burden on business. ...
After Andrew Tyrie: the race to become the Commons’ new inquisitor general image
. A hotly contested race for one of Westminster’s most coveted jobs enters its final stages this weekend as six Conservatives battle to run the powerful Treasury select committee. ...
Ending austerity means increasing taxes or deficit, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Its report, Living With Austerity, said that given the curbs on spending since 2010 it was understandable that politicians would want to revisit the debate, but that they had to face up to the costs involved. Theresa May’s failure to win an overall majority in last month’s general election has led to many leading Conservatives – including the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, health secretary Jeremy Hunt and the education secretary Justine Greening, suggesting that the time has come to abandon the 1% cap on public sector pay. ...
People want a 'sensible Brexit', says Philip Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 04:26:44 PM
....”. However, he appeared to acknowledge that the Conservatives’ reputation had suffered, adding: “In doing so we will rebuild our reputation with our public. ...
Parliamentary motion calls on Sainsbury's to retain Fairtrade mark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 04:04:44 PM
....”. The motion, which is backed by Conservatives including Peter Bottomley, Lib Dems including Jo Swinson, Labour MPs including Catherine McKinnell, as well as Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams, says: “This house deeply regrets the decision by the supermarket Sainsbury’s to drop the Fairtrade mark for its own-brand tea and develop its own certification scheme; notes that the Fairtrade Foundation is a respected organisation and part of a global network that strives to ensure that farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal for their produce. ...
UK faces tightest squeeze on household incomes for five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 12:57:38 PM
.... It was the steepest decline since the end of 2011 and driven by increasing prices of goods and services, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The figures add to evidence of falling living standards in the months running up to the general election when the Conservatives failed to win a majority. ...
Theresa May defends public sector pay cap under pressure from Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:23:29 PM
....”. Several other ministers and aides went on to echo the comparison with Greece in a sign there is a concerted effort by the Conservatives to stress their desire for “sound money” and attack Labour on the issue of economic competence. ...
State pension age to rise SOONER than expected: Minister warns ‘big decisions’ looming image
....But in a major blow for people heading towards retirement, it is feared the Government could bring forward the increase in an effort to make savings. The development comes after the Conservatives were forced to maintain the state pension triple lock, which means the payment increases by at least 2. ...
Hammond says UK must 'hold nerve' over public pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:45:30 AM
....". After the Conservatives' failure to win an overall majority, he said it was up to his party to again make the case for a market-based economy, underpinned by sound public finances. ...
Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour image
. Labour has accused the government of betraying millions of households after the energy regulator published proposals to extend a price cap for vulnerable customers that fell well short of the Conservatives’ election promises. ...
Brexit: British officials drop 'cake and eat it' approach to negotiations image
.... “The cabinet is pretty divided, but both sides of the argument are getting airtime. Quite a few people in the Conservative party, including the chancellor, [have] said that one of the reasons the election went the way it did is that the Conservatives abandoned their traditional territory of being the party of business and the economy. ...
Savers warning: Pension tax relief could soon be SLASHED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 02:05:00 PM
. It's feared reforms of retirement saving incentives, which have been looming for years, may be brought forward after the Conservatives formed a Government with the DUP. ...
Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:12:56 PM
....Mr Watson said undertakings from the Murdoch family were "not worth the newsprint they are written on" as he warned that lessons had not been learned from the phone-hacking scandal. He also accused the Conservatives of forming "an implicit bargain" with the Murdochs as he pushed Ms Bradley to order part two of the Leveson Inquiry into phone-hacking. ...
Brexodus has begun. We EU nationals know staying on is too big a gamble | Joris Luyendijk image
.... Under a so-called soft Brexit things would still be manageable, as Britain would merely lose its political influence in Brussels while keeping all existing arrangements in place. However, the latest election campaign has made abundantly clear that both the Labour party and the Conservatives are going straight ahead with a hard Brexit. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
.... “We could see more borrowing because of the desire to spend a little more than current plans imply, and because of a lack of desire to put up taxes to pay for it,” he said. Hammond and May must also consider whether the Conservatives should match Labour spending pledges, like scrapping tuition fees, that proved popular with young voters. ...
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
.... That is certainly what voters want, fatigued as they are by a decade of cuts and falling wages. It is also what a politically wounded Mrs May wants; hence the message from senior Conservatives since the election that austerity is dead. ...
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
....A Conservative source told the Guardian that sticking with an absolute cap, rather than looking at other options such as a relative one, would “present problems for a few colleagues”. The Democratic Unionist party, from whom the Tories are seeking support for their minority government, has not called for such a stark intervention as a price cap but there is no huge clash with the Conservatives’ policy. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Pensions triple lock: What is the triple lock and will Theresa May get rid of it? image
....Mrs May could struggle to remove the triple lock now that she has lost her Parliamentary majority. The Conservatives are set to make a “confidence and supply” deal with the DUP, however the party has previously attacked the Government’s position on pensions. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
....". Conservatives pledged to drop the state pension triple-lock, which guarantees the payment will rise by the highest of 2. ...
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. ...
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
.... “If you take an average of the polls conducted, it points to a Conservative win but some investors have less confidence in the polls, in the wake of Brexit and President Trump,” he said. However, the pound and stock market are both expected to rise sharply if the Conservatives win a large 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
....Investors were surprised when May called the election on 18 April, with the FTSE 100 suffering its biggest fall since the vote for Brexit while sterling rallied, but most commentators expected the Tories would win convincingly, with some predicting a landslide. “A somewhat unimpressive campaign from the Conservatives, plus a better showing from [Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn than had been expected, have combined to make this campaign more of a contest than was likely six weeks ago,” said analysts at financial firm IG. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
General Election 2017: May would revive Board of Trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:01:39 PM
.... . Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, said: "There is a world of opportunity out there for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union, but only Theresa May and the Conservatives have the plan and the ability to get the right deal for Britain. ...
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. ...
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. ...

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