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Silkie Cragg's Articles

Born in the 90s? Then this Budget is not for you

08 Jul 2015, by in Economics

“This is a one nation Budget,” announced the Chancellor in his introduction to today’s Budget, before announcing reforms that exclude under 25s from higher pay and 18-21 year olds from housing benefit, scrapping maintenance grants for students, and permitting elite (“high-quality teaching”) Universities to increase tuition fees. The TUC of course welcomes the government move…

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5 essential climate objectives for the Budget

07 Jul 2015, by in Environment

The government must use its first Budget to reassure UK citizens it will do enough to ensure the UK plays its part in limiting the global rise in temperature to less than 2 degrees. However reports suggest that unprotected government departments that lead on green business and the UK’s response to climate change face cuts averaging…

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Housing inequality and soaring rent costs

27 Feb 2015, by in Economics

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released the 2013-14 English Housing Survey data yesterday, containing some remarkable news on the English housing market. The press focused mainly on the news that outright owners of homes now outnumber the number of mortgage holders (said the Guardian’s Hilary Osborne, The Independent’s Ben Chu, The Telegraph’s…

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