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Royal Mail workers in Notts handed £9.2 million in free shares

As published in the Nottingham Post on 18/10/13 POSTIES across Notts have been handed more than £9.2 million in Royal Mail shares – as they are set to strike in November over issues linked to the controversial privatisation of service. The firm was floated on the stock market this week, a move which has been fiercely criticised by the Communication Workers Union. As part of the settlement… Read More

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British Gas to put up prices by 9.2%

As published in the Nottingham Post on 17/10/13 British Gas are the latest energy supplier to raise their prices – by an average of 9.2 per cent. The company said its electricity and gas prices will go up by 10.4 per cent and 8.4 per cent respectively from November 23. It comes after rivals SSE said last week that they would also be raising their prices, by 8.2 per… Read More

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Poor officially pay higher tax rate than rich as “we’re all in this together” mantra exposed as lie

Westminster

The Office for National Statistics partly blamed the tax scandal on George Osborne’s decision to raise VAT to 20% in January 2011.

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Bank reforms ‘just baby steps’

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Shadow Treasury Secretary Chris Leslie MP said “The Government is “soft-pedalling” away from radical changes to financial regulation”

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Osborne dodges a bullet but debt continues to rise

Westminster

Economic data is coming thick and fast. Sandwiched between last week’s poor unemployment data and public finance figures that were published today.

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The case for licensing bankers

Westminster

Shadow Treasury Secretary Chris Leslie makes the case for licensing bankers.

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Bank levy a failure, says Labour party

Westminster

The Labour party has branded the government’s bank levy a failure after releasing figures showing that over the past two years it has raised almost £2bn less than planned.

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Now It Is Official: You’re Worse Off Under the Tories

Westminster

Nearly three years into this government, George Osborne has hung on to his job and to his failing economic plan.

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Failing to vote for a mansion tax would be another Lib Dem betrayal

Westminster

The Lib Dems have a simple choice – either they back their flagship policy by voting for Labour’s motion or they don’t.

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