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The storm over EU demands for £1.7bn for budget contributions has seen David Cameron insist he will not pay the full amount and has made it clear he is even willing to risk fines in order to cut the figure.
London’s population is set to grow by two million people by the early 2030s, to 10 million.
Nick Boles, the Conservative business minister, has become the first among current Tory ministers to argue that government plans to bring down the number of European migrants could deter skilled workers from applying for jobs in the UK.
The UK is only the 26th most gender-equal country in the world, according to a new index.
One in six UK workers is in a low-paid job – a record number, according to new research from a think tank.
Amazon’s net losses reached almost half a billion dollars over the past three months, making it the worst quarterly loss in the company’s history, the retail giant has revealed.
The UK gave the EU €14.5bn in 2013 (in cash rather than any other kind or benefit), and directly got back €6.3bn.
Most private sector employees are unlikely to see above-inflation pay rises in 2015, according to a report.
Believe it or not, there are downsides to an improved economy – something the UK has just found out.
Ryan Coetzee, right, leaves a meeting. Photo via Twitter
The Tories have defined themselves as the party dedicated to cutting the deficit, and the words “the long-term economic plan is working” have practically become a mantra for David Cameron and George Osborne.
Money has been a key part of our species’ history. With huge markets, money has been responsible for helping humans achieve astonishing feats, as well as driving some of our most shameful episodes.
Almost one in three wealthy Londoners are planning to leave in the next five years, according to a report by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
Consumer confidence is at its highest in three years, and a recovery in real incomes is set for the turn of the year, says accountancy firm Deloitte.
We all know the UK population is growing rapidly, and the strain that it is putting on our national resources, especially jobs, housing, NHS and welfare.
The Conservatives are mulling over the idea of an “emergency brake” on immigration from EU member states, following UKIP’s rapid gains.
The UK unemployment rate has dipped below two million for the first time since 2008.
Exasperated by the slow crawl into work? Fed-up of traffic fumes? London is grinding to a halt, and as the transport crisis worsens, it is wreaking economic havoc on the capital.
The UK’s Consumer Price Index measure of inflation has fallen to 1.2% over September, down from 1.5% the month before.
George Osborne is announcing today that the government plans to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar.
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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has promised to increase taxes for the rich if his party are in government next year.
One is six people in the world want to work in London, according to a new international survey of more than 200,000 people from 189 countries.
This story was updated at 2.56pm, 6 October 2014
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A record 1.2 million people are on the National Minimum Wage, which rises today – twice as many as were on the lowest legal pay rate in 1999, when National Minimum Wage was introduced.
Our GDP figures just got a £10bn boost by including prostitution and illegal drugs for the first time
A change to the way in which GDP is calculated now includes figures for prostitution and illicit drugs. The changes, which bring the GDP measure in line with European standards, show that the country’s GDP following the economic crisis was not as low as previously calculated.
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