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.... But the services industry disappointed, losing momentum as firms cited a drop in demand. Sofa chain DFS became the latest business to complain of tough trading conditions last week when it blamed a sharp drop in orders on the upheaval created by the general election as well as the general air of uncertainty hanging over the economy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “But with uncertainty still holding back larger spending projects, we expect investment to wane over the course of 2018,” the outlook added. The forecasts were compiled before the general election, which resulted in Theresa May losing her parliamentary majority. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Gauke, who has been in his cabinet post for 10 days, said the benefits freeze would remain despite post-general election calls for an end to the austerity era. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The moves were warmly welcomed by campaign group Generation Rent, which says it is “testament to the power of renters when we get organised”. But the National Landlords Association condemned the move as “a political gesture from a government desperate to court voters who supported their opponents at the last general election”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Hammond, who campaigned for remain in the referendum and has been arguing in cabinet against the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, said the result of the general election had shown that the country was “weary after seven years of hard slog repairing the damage of the great recession”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Campaigners have accused the Department for Transport of suppressing the report, which was submitted in December and was believed to be ready for publication in early April. A DfT spokesman said the report was very technical , had needed to be assessed by a number of bodies and had been published “as soon as practically possible” after the general election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Asked whether he would go ahead with £3bn of cuts to local government funding, he replied: “We’ve set out a series of measures that are already legislated for. We have other proposals that we will now have to look at again in the light of the general election result and in the new parliament. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Life swap … landlords are being given the chance to live like their tenants image
....The moves were warmly welcomed by campaign group Generation Rent, which says it is “testament to the power of renters when we get organised”. But the National Landlords Association condemned the move as “a political gesture from a government desperate to court voters who supported their opponents at the last general election”. ...
Triple lock on pensions will go eventually, says pensions secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:15:54 PM
....”. Gauke, who has been in his cabinet post for 10 days, said the benefits freeze would remain despite post-general election calls for an end to the austerity era. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
.... But the services industry disappointed, losing momentum as firms cited a drop in demand. Sofa chain DFS became the latest business to complain of tough trading conditions last week when it blamed a sharp drop in orders on the upheaval created by the general election as well as the general air of uncertainty hanging over the economy. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Campaigners have accused the Department for Transport of suppressing the report, which was submitted in December and was believed to be ready for publication in early April. A DfT spokesman said the report was very technical , had needed to be assessed by a number of bodies and had been published “as soon as practically possible” after the general election. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
....”. Hammond, who campaigned for remain in the referendum and has been arguing in cabinet against the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, said the result of the general election had shown that the country was “weary after seven years of hard slog repairing the damage of the great recession”. ...
UK economy will slow amid Brexit talks and pay squeeze, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
.... “But with uncertainty still holding back larger spending projects, we expect investment to wane over the course of 2018,” the outlook added. The forecasts were compiled before the general election, which resulted in Theresa May losing her parliamentary majority. ...
Philip Hammond hints government will ease up on austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:51:43 AM
....Asked whether he would go ahead with £3bn of cuts to local government funding, he replied: “We’ve set out a series of measures that are already legislated for. We have other proposals that we will now have to look at again in the light of the general election result and in the new parliament. ...
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
....4bn from cracking down on non-doms. One of Labour’s most popular policies was the pledge to scrap higher education tuition fees and reinstate maintenance grants, and the Tories might face pressure to match it if they are to secure a younger vote that could be the swing demographic in the next general election. ...
Morrisons' indignation over shareholder rebellion is misplaced | Nils Pratley image
....4m a year ago – is rightly being taken as a worrying sign for the sector. DFS blamed “customer uncertainty regarding the general election and the uncertain macroeconomic environment”. ...
DFS warns over profits in latest sign of UK spending squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:32:26 AM
....A surprise profit warning from sofa chain DFS has sent shockwaves through the high street, as concerns grow that Britons’ spending power is being squeezed by higher living costs. The chief executive of DFS, Ian Filby, blamed a sharp fall in orders in recent weeks on the upheaval created by the general election as well as the general air of uncertainty hanging over the economy. ...
UK car insurers saw losses of £3.5bn in 2016 due to new compensation rules image
.... Young drivers will undoubtedly have to bear the brunt of the increase due to the disproportionate number of larger claims they cause. A fundamental review of Ogden and the government’s proposed whiplash reforms are increasingly urgent for consumers and must not be abandoned in the aftermath of the general 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
....If the government did opt for a relative cap it would mark a distinct change of direction – the Conservative party said during the election campaign that the cap would be an absolute one. Greg Clark, who has retained his position as business secretary, also said on the day of the general election: “We will get Ofgem to set an absolute cap. ...
Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
. New designs and website improvements lifted sales and profits at Mulberry in the last year, but the British brand has warned that uncertainty around the general election and terrorist attacks hit UK sales in recent months. ...
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
....The French president called the agreement “a very concrete plan of action to curb jihadist propaganda on the internet”. 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. ...
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
.... Manufacturers were most optimistic about hiring but the outlook for the public sector was far gloomier, with a majority of employers looking to cut jobs. The poll, conducted during campaigning for the snap general election, found a net balance of 7% of manufacturers expected to increase their workforce over the coming quarter. ...
Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
....Mullen got the job in the middle of the campaign and immediately disassociated himself from his predecessor Richard Glynn’s letter-signing tendencies. “Our business is to take bets on the general election, not to tell people how to vote,” said Mullen. ...
House sales in Greater London slump by almost a third in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:01:18 AM
....8%. Acadata said there was little sign that the general election had dampened the market in May, but there had been a long-term shift in activity. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....That chimes with recent signs the UK economy is struggling to eke out growth this year and has fallen behind its peers as the effects of last summer’s Brexit vote start to bite. Economists are worried that the inconclusive result of last week’s snap general election will add to the mood of uncertainty among consumers and businesses alike. ...
Farming is a fresh field for Michael Gove's slash and burn politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:08:48 PM
.... Johnson was the affable public face of Brexit; but many senior Tories believe Gove brought an intellectual heft that helped make the cause politically respectable. Downing Street suggested that Gove’s appointment was a “bold move”, underlining erstwhile rivals, as she rebuilds her authority in the wake of Thursday’s general election result. ...
If hard Brexit is dead, the odds on a chaotic one have shortened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....The immediate problem is that the negotiating clock is now ticking. May’s biggest mistake – bigger than the botched manifesto, the U-turns and her arrogantly aloof approach to campaigning – was to trigger article 50 before calling the general election. ...
While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....”. It is a sentiment echoed by millions of voters, many of them newly registered millennials, who used the general election to demand many things from MPs, including a softer Brexit than the one planned by May. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
....British tourists travelling to the continent this summer will lose hundreds of euros in exchange rates compared with two years ago, as ongoing political turmoil continues to hit sterling. Holidaymakers buying €1,000 can now expect to pay around £879 after sterling dropped as markets reacted to the result of the snap general election. ...
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
.... Labour’s manifesto was, if not the longest suicide note in history, the second longest. Opinion polls were pointing to a Tory majority of about 100, which is what Thatcher got in her second general election victory. ...
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
....98, as investors also digested the decision by the European Central Bank to rule out further interest rate cuts, and watched the US Senate testimony from ex-FBI director James Comey for any implications for the Trump administration. David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said the FTSE 100 was down because dealers were concerned about the outcome of the UK general election. ...
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. ...
Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:19:01 PM
. Uncertainty over Thursday's general election result has contributed to the recent slowdown in the housing market, according to property surveyors. ...
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
. While some issues, like pensions, hang over every general election, tomorrow’s vote puts the ballot box in charge of some once-in-a-lifetime decisions. ...
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. ...
UK house prices rise for first time in five months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:54:02 AM
. UK households put the brakes on plans to move home in May, as uncertainty over the general election put them off making big spending decisions. ...
FTSE 100 dips ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
OECD: outlook for global economy is ‘better, but not good enough’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:30:00 AM
....Rising inflation and weak wage growth will leave Britain rooted to the bottom of the league table for living standards among the west’s richest countries in 2018, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned. In the last piece of economic news before the general election, the Paris-based thinktank said the next government would spend the first 18 months of the next parliamentary term presiding over a severe squeeze on real incomes. ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
.... 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. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have promised in their general election manifestos to cut the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2. ...
Fred Goodwin escapes high court appearance as RBS settles lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:50:13 AM
....In a high-profile and potentially explosive case, thousands of investors argued they were misled into buying the bank’s shares during the bank’s £12bn cash call in April 2008. The case had been due to start on 22 May, with the former RBS boss due to give evidence on 8 June – the day of the general election. ...
Air pollution fears see demand for diesel cars fall by fifth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 04:36:46 PM
....The SMMT’s chief executive, Mike Hawes, said: “We expected demand in the new car market to remain negative in May due to the pull-forward to March – which was an all-time record month – resulting from VED reform. Added to this, the general election was always likely to give many pause for thought and affect purchasing patterns in the short term. ...
Wealth 'begins at £134,170 a year' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 02:41:04 PM
. With taxation an issue in this general election campaign, just how much do you have to earn to be considered wealthy in the UK nowadays?. ...
UK car registrations fall 8.5% in May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 09:07:21 AM
....Sales of new cars fell 8. 5% in May from a year earlier, with buyers cautious in the run-up to the general election, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said. ...
Manufacturing 'buoyant' but services slow, surveys find image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:05:12 PM
.... . "It was clear that slower new business growth let the side down, impacted by caution around the general election, and a tightening of purse strings," Mr Brock said. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... They wrote: “Stable policies to grow the UK’s low-carbon market will be essential to turn this potential into reality and ensure our economy remains competitive on the global stage. ” Green businesses have been disappointed by the apparent lack of interest in the sector during the general election campaign, and by the absence of strong public commitments in the manifestos. ...
Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 05:47:06 PM
....With only a week to go before the UK election and three weeks before the start of Brexit negotiations, Capital Economics said the FTSE 100 and UK economy were in for a bumpy ride. “Thursday’s general election will command the majority of attention this coming week. ...
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
....It is understood that the final decision on the Channel 4 chief executive will be made by the board at a meeting next week, but two sources understand that the desired candidate was settled on about a week ago. However, an official announcement may not come until after the general election, according to a fourth source. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
....The TUC is calling on the next government to ban mandatory zero-hours contracts so that guaranteed hours are offered to all workers. That call chimes with Labour’s pledge to ban all zero-hours contracts and put a halt to unpaid internships if it wins next week’s snap general election. ...
Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 04:59:05 AM
....A spokeswoman for Unite said its members would be deeply disappointed by the timing of the announcement. Mr Coyne's complaint is a challenge to one of Labour's most important power brokers days before the general election. ...
Shrinking tax base suggests personal allowance is generous enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:03:03 PM
....Meanwhile, the GMB union is calling on more than one million of its members in London and the east of England to vote against the 1% pay rise that caps wage growth across the entire public sector. This would be an even bigger event, except that the union is only urging its members to vote next week for Labour in the general election to benefit from Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to break the cap. ...
UK manufacturing in healthy shape despite election uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:24:04 PM
....Britain’s manufacturers stepped up production and hiring last month to keep pace with strong demand from home and abroad. 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. ...
House price WARNING: Values fall for third month in worst performance since 2009 image
....At the same time, inflation is further squeezing household budgets. According to analysis by Nationwide, recent general elections have not significantly affected values. ...
UK house prices fall for third month in a row for first time since financial crisis image
....1% fall in April, taking the average property price to £219,649 – nearly £3,000 below the peak in December 2016. Gardner dismissed suggestions the slowdown was linked to the general election on 8 June. ...
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 shadow transport secretary, Andy McDonald, said rail privatisation had failed and it would take “more than tinkering around the edges” to improve services. “The 2017 Tory manifesto has failed to make any commitment to keeping rail fares frozen in real terms, meaning rail fares are likely to rise above inflation if the Conservatives win the general election,” he said. ...
Older age image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 02:31:40 AM
....The irony is that action on this issue has been postponed by politics. The general election delayed a plan to ban pension cold calling of this kind, and little - if anything - has been said of it during the campaign. ...
TfL gets closer to offering full mobile coverage on the tube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:04:56 AM
....Mobile phone calls on the London Underground could soon be possible under plans by the mayor and Transport for London. Informal talks have been held with telecoms infrastructure companies and TfL is expected to invite bids in the weeks after the general election. ...
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. ...
Higher inflation drives down real wages for British workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:48:46 PM
....Rising prices on the back of the Brexit vote and the trend towards more insecure work will rob British workers of any growth in real wages this year, with repercussions for the wider economy, a new report has warned. With just over a week to go until a snap general election largely focused on looming Brexit negotiations, economists at the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s are the latest to highlight the blow to living standards from last year’s vote to leave the EU. ...
Painstaking detail of Brexit process revealed in EU documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
. Just 10 days before the general election, the EU published two documents that will affect every person living in Britain for years to come. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
....These are the human stories behind a trend identified this month by the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, chaired by Frank Field. “Increasingly, some companies are using self-employed workforces as cheap labour, excusing themselves from responsibilities towards their workers and from substantial national insurance liabilities, pension auto-enrolment responsibilities and the apprenticeship levy,” it said in its final report, squeezed out before parliament broke up for the general election. ...
Electronic voting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:29:41 PM
.... Will electing your government via the tap of a smartphone ever catch on? . Next month people in the UK will vote in a general election, heading to polling stations at schools, libraries and other public buildings to put a cross on a piece of paper. ...
Small firms hit by rates relief delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:14:13 PM
Greece warns recovery threatened if debt deal is blocked at next talks image
....Disagreement over growth projections and Athens’ fiscal budget surplus abilities further complicated matters. Confronting the IMF face on, the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, indicated there would be little room for compromise in a year of German general elections. ...
SFO delays decision again on charging Barclays over 2008 fundraising image
....A decision is now expected in mid-June, despite the SFO setting an end-of-May deadline earlier in the year – itself a delay from an end of March deadline. The latest setback means that Barclays and a group of former senior bankers will not know the outcome of the five-year investigation until after the general election on 8 June. ...
Brexit economy: workers face squeeze but firms remain upbeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:12:55 AM
....The Brexit squeeze on household budgets has intensified over the past month, but companies and investors remain cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook in the run-up to the election, a Guardian analysis shows. With a fortnight to go until the general election, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a mixed picture. ...
Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:29:15 AM
....In 2016, the total number of people moving to the UK was made up of 264,000 non-EU citizens, 250,000 EU citizens and 74,000 British citizens. The ONS figures are the last official migration data before next month's general election. ...
UK gamblers lose record £13.8bn as industry braces for FOBT crackdown image
....The review has seen FOBTs, which allow gamblers to stake up to £100 every 20 seconds on electronic casino-style games, become a focal point for campaigners supporting tighter regulation. Both the Liberal Democrats and Labour are promising to cut the maximum bet to £2 if they win the general election. ...
Forget 'strong and stable' – leadership is about knowing your weaknesses image
....Here in the UK, the Conservatives and Theresa May are flirting with a similar message of leadership, though admittedly with less bombast than Trump. She has stated there is no “Mayism”, but the call for a general election to strengthen her mandate and the relentless hammering home of her “strong and stable” mantra conveys the message clearly: it is not the Conservative party we are asked to trust when we cast our votes, but May herself. ...
RBS offers £200m to avert court case brought by 9,000 investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:15:06 AM
.... There are about 9,000 private investors and a handful of major City institutions and local authority pension funds involved in the legal case, so corralling them to take a unanimous view on any settlement is likely to be complicated. Under the timetable set out by the court before Monday’a adjournment, Goodwin, who was in charge of RBS at the time of the rights issue, is scheduled to appear in court for two days starting on 8 June – the day of the general election. ...
Average asking price for homes in UK hits record high of £317,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 05:01:14 AM
. Asking prices for UK homes hit a new record high over the past month as families in search of bigger properties brushed aside uncertainty caused by Brexit and June’s general election. ...
RBS court battle with investors adjourned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:12:00 AM
.... If they are successful, the final payment could be up to £700m if interest is added. Mr Goodwin is due to be cross-examined on 8 June, the day of the general election. ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
.... RBS staff are also among the claimants, while the former RBS board member Sir Angus Grossart, also a former shareholder, has attempted to join the action. Goodwin is scheduled to give evidence for two days, starting on 8 June – the day of the general election. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... What they didn’t mention is the way the British food supply chain has, over the past 30 years, become increasingly reliant on workers from elsewhere, both permanent residents and seasonal labour. Last month, as parliament wrapped up for the general election, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee quietly published a short paper called Feeding the Nation: Labour Constraints. ...
Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle image
....Thousands of shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland are accusing the institution’s former chief executive – along with three former board colleagues and the bank itself – of misleading them when they bought the bank’s shares in a failed rescue attempt in April 2008. Goodwin is scheduled to appear at the high court over two days starting on the day of the general election, 8 June. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
....Beyond concerns over rising prices, Britons are also fretting about “bigger picture” issues. The research (from an online poll of 2,000 people aged 16 and over) was carried out in February before Theresa May called the snap general election. ...
National Grid boss says Labour plan will stall green energy drive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:00:40 PM
.... With public opinion mostly against fracking, the local planning system has caused long delays for the industry, even after ministers attempted to fast-track the process, so the move would be a significant change. Onshore windfarms, which the Tories campaigned hard against in the 2015 general election, were still considered unacceptable in England, but would get support in remote Scottish islands. ...
Royal Mail posts strong rise in profits as parcels improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
...."This [fall] reflected the levels of business uncertainty following the EU Referendum and a strong prior year which saw a one-off return of direct delivery volumes," it said. The company is also unlikely to cash in heavily from the upcoming general election, as it admitted the short campaign would mean revenues were likely to be below that seen from mailing sent out during last year's EU referendum and 2015's general election. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: it’s bad | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:48:00 PM
.... Historical precedent therefore suggests Theresa May is taking a gamble by holding an election on 8 June. As the latest labour market statistics show, the 2017 general election will be fought with prices rising faster than pay. ...
Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:24:55 AM
....2% in the first three months of the year, the first fall since the third quarter of 2014. The Labour party has made weak wage growth one of its main themes in the run-up to the general election on 8 June, which opinion polls suggest Theresa May is on course to win. ...

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