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Down below zero


  Deflation, slow growth, pay in the doldrums, household debt on the rise, productivity stagnant. Can we survive more austerity?     So prices in... Read More
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Still waiting


When chancellor George Osborne gave his speech to outline the government’s budget earlier this month, he hailed the UK’s supposedly growing economy, calling it the... Read More
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Half a job George


“Mr Speaker, I have failed”, Chancellor George Osborne will tell the Commons on budget day. “Because I have failed we need five more years of... Read More
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Zero hours nation


Zero-hours contracts are on a worrying upward trajectory, according to figures released today (February 25) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).   Comparing the... Read More
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Bogus recovery


Chancellor George Osborne repeated himself like a broken record yesterday (January 28), saying the “recovery was on track,” after new figures released showing growth last... Read More
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The wrong type of inflation


One of Osborne’s first austerity measures was changing the inflation rate to save the government money. Pay is not going up faster than inflation.  ... Read More
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