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Conservatives as the party of business is a ‘distant memory’ – shadow chancellor

The Conservatives as the party of business is a “distant memory”, the shadow chancellor has claimed. go to Article >

Exclusive: Tory MPs Pile Pressure On Rishi Sunak To Ease The Cost Of Living Crisis

5 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Tory MPs Pile Pressure On Rishi Sunak To Ease The Cost Of Living CrisisIf Rishi Sunak had any doubts that the shine has gone off his reputation among Tory MPs, the last few weeks will have removed them entirely.Once seen as Boris Johnson’s heir... read more

The Return of the State by Graeme Garrard review – why big government is back

19 Days ago News Source: Theguardian.com

The pandemic has showed that everyone needs the state, but how can it continue to meet our needs in an era of mega-corporate power?Lessons will be learned, says everyone trying to glean some wisdom from the calamitous pandemic that fell upon us in... read more

What Is Inflation And How Will It Affect You?

8 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Inflation has reached an almost record high of 9%. Inflation rates have just risen to their highest level in 40 years. Only last month, inflation was confirmed to be at a 30-year high of 7%. In a matter of weeks, this has jumped to 9%, according... read more

Queen's Speech: What is - and isn't - on the government's green agenda for the year ahead?

28 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

The war in Ukraine, cost of living crisis, and imminent local elections all underscore the need to accelerate the net zero transition - but fresh Treasury support for decarbonisation efforts appears unlikely It's coming up... read more

Exclusive: Scottish Tory MPs Are Urging Rishi Sunak Not To Introduce A Windfall Tax

14 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

The chief executive of BP has said a windfall tax would not affect its investment plansA senior Tory MP has called on Rishi Sunak to reject calls for a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies to help tackle the cost of living... read more

'Politics Before Poverty': Charities Condemn Government's 'Aid For Trade' Plan

10 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

The UK will use international aid to "challenge malign actors" and create new trading partners, the Foreign Office has announced. Ministers have been accused of putting “politics before poverty” after they unveiled plans to link the UK’s aid... read more

Energy Security Strategy: Are the PM and Chancellor at loggerheads over the role of green energy?

66 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Reports over the weekend suggest growng discord between Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson about the extent to which new nuclear and clean energy projects should feature in UK's response to soaring energy bills As the... read more

Pat McFadden: Britain Cannot Afford A Fifth Term Tory Government

59 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Budgets and financial statements are the set pieces that define a Government. Last week’s spring statement and the policies announced over the past couple of years have defined this Chancellor– though not in the way he would wish.The most potent... read more

8 Pressing Questions We Still Have About Partygate And The Downing Street Fines

43 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been fined for attending gatherings during lockdownBoris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were issued £50 fines on Tuesday after they attended a party in Downing Street during lockdown.Despite being the first prime... read more

'You can have any realistic policy, as long as it's green': Michael Gove hits back at net zero critics

70 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities once described himself as a ‘shy green’, but he’s far from shy about it now "My view is that you can have any realistic policy solution to any of our... read more