ED MILIBAND’S promise of an £8 per hour minimum wage by 2020 is one of the latest salvoes in the political battle over living standards.
ED MILIBAND made a pitch for office that was so forgettable that he forgot it himself.” That line was the key message chancellor George Osborne wanted us to take away from his party conference speech yesterday.
George Osborne had more good news for retirees and savers yesterday, as he brought forward the announcement that he is abolishing the 55 per cent tax charge applied to some people’s pensions on their death – the so-called pensions death tax.
Nathan Gamester, programme director at the Legatum Institute, says Yes.
Ukip activists argue that their party’s growth is just as much of a threat to Labour as it is to the Conservatives.
One piece of data that can strike fear into the minds of government officials is the level of company formations.
Gina Miller is founder of the True and Fair Campaign and SCM Private, says Yes.
The announced settlement between the American and British authorities and Lloyds Banking Group, in which the bank will pay almost $370m to US and UK authorities, is the latest major fallout from claims that multiple international banks profited by
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The European Union’s antitrust case against Microsoft’s abuse of its dominant position to bundle software with Windows began in 1993 and wouldn’t conclude until 2009.
Under Ed Miliband, Europe has somewhat fallen by the wayside as a priority policy issue for Labour, just as it has rapidly escalated in importance for the Conservatives.
MORE must cost less.
LONDON is a magnet for talent – there is little doubting that. But it is also a city with an underlying weakness that should be recognised as a danger to the capital’s competitiveness.
James McGregor, director of Retail Remedy, says Yes.
Tesco’s admission this week that it had overstated its declining profits by £250m was one hell of a story.
PARTY conference season is in full swing, with politicians honing their soundbites for the coming general election.
WHEN the Prime Minister promised an EU referendum in January 2013, the idea that the UK might be better off outside the EU was unfathomable for many, an idea relegated to the fringes of political discussion.
HOUSING is a basic human right, and we are denying it to our children. If current house price rises continue, babies born today will pay £6.3m in 2048 for a one bedroom London flat.
Hannah Stuart, research fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, says Yes.
Another day, and another fine for Barclays. The FCA’s £38m fine on the bank for failing to protect its clients from the risk of loss will not substantially weaken Barclays financially.
Crisps are not a product known for their constant innovation. In fact, recent YouGov polling shows there is genuine resistance to the introduction of new flavours, with around three in 10 believing there are enough flavours already.
To paraphrase the economist John Maynard Keynes, Ed Miliband’s speech yesterday to the Labour Party conference was an extraordinary example of how, starting with a mistake, a remorseless logician can end in Bedlam.
FEARS of deflation are rising across Europe, as inflation keeps edging down to lower and lower rates.
Colin, Gareth, Elizabeth, the two young women in the local park… it sounds like the beginning of that song by The Beautiful South, which is apt, given the track was called Song for Whoever.
Scott Corfe, senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, says Yes.
SEVEN years ago I worked for a charity in Covent Garden. It was a fairly standard office, with us low-level employees popping out every lunchtime to escape the tedium and top up on sustenance.
ANYONE who campaigned in the Scottish referendum felt the strength of anger directed towards Westminster. And it’s not confined to Scotland. The same anger is felt in London, Manchester and across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Labour’s party conference will see Ed Miliband try to shift public focus away from the Scottish referendum fallout and back towards the choice at next year’s general election.
EVEN before the announcement of accounting irregularities yesterday, Tesco was a company beset by problems.
Robin Simcox, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, says Yes.
If necessity is the mother of invention, politicians of all stripes will have to be spectacularly inventive in dealing with the fallout from the Scottish referendum result.
We are very pleased that our final Scottish referendum poll, along with one by Survation, was the most accurate of the final prediction polls: with a projected 47 per cent Yes vote, against a final outcome of 45 per cent, we were only two percenta
As the second Scottish lord mayor of London in as many years, the referendum debate has had particular poignancy for me.
Bill O’Neill is head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, says Yes.