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Infrastructure spending: BBC and now FT coming out in favour – the politicians from the 3 main parties next?

20 Apr 2015, by in Economics

The TUC has long championed increases in infrastructure spending, but the government has instead cut severely this vital expenditure. In an editorial in the weekend edition, the Financial Times took a big step in our direction. The shifting view was set in the context of the so-called secular stagnation debate, which is ongoing in the…

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REC/KPMG ‘report on jobs’ shows anticipated pay growth in 2015 of just 1%

15 Apr 2015, by in Economics

As befits the seeming ‘good-economic-news-only’ environment in the run up to the election, last Friday’s REC (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) report on jobs was issued under the banner: “Stronger growth of staff placements in February” But in the last section of the report (not the press release) there was an additional analysis, headed: “Weak…

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Attlee and Cameron may both have enjoyed no interest rate rise but there is one key difference: Attlee’s policies were successful

10 Apr 2015, by in Economics

Yesterday the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged, generating a flurry of commentary on how rates have been unchanged for the whole parliament, and looking back to the Attlee government when rates were last unchanged over a parliament. For Cameron rates were held at 0.5 per cent; Attlee held rates at 2 per cent.…

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