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Miliband trips, Cameron trumps: 5 punchy nuggets from Question TimeVideo

Fri, 1 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Crowd steals the show, ripping into Cameron and Miliband, and baying for Clegg’s blood


Australia inches out Britain in list of world’s top 100 new universities

Thu, 30 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Britain has lost its crown as home of the most institutions in the Times Higher Education’s list of new universities.

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Chief execs fear Brexit more than Grexit as election draws close

Thu, 30 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Leaving the EU is threat to stability say business leaders

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London has just 43 affordable homes, and some of those are houseboats

Wed, 29 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

80% of the UK’s houses are out of reach for average earners

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Economy slows to 0.3% growth ahead of General Election

Tue, 28 Apr 2015

This isn’t the news that George Osborne wanted today.

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Supermarket super-complaint: Which? demands action on “misleading” pricing

Tue, 21 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Consumer magazine hits out at “confusing” price structures

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Boom! Unemployment at a 6-year low

Fri, 17 Apr 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The number of people in work rose by 248,000 in the three months to February, compared with September to November 2014.

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Here's what could cause a “real housing crisis”, according to surveyors

Thu, 16 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The prospect of mansion taxes and the changes to stamp duty are impacting housing sales in the run up to the general election.

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5 reasons business leaders don't trust Miliband with the economy

Tue, 14 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

“Financially illiterate” or “admirable”? The Labour leader divides opinion among business leaders

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Home counties top income tax tables - but where's London?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Here are the UK’s income tax hot-spots

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Four reasons why *that* Tory support letter might not work

Wed, 1 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Should the Tories temper their exultation?

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Russell Brand named world’s fourth-most influential thinker. Who else is on the list?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Author of My Booky Wook and Revolution makes surprise entry

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Unconvincing and expensive – Lords reject economic case for HS2

Wed, 25 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Peers urge research into increasing capacity on existing rail network

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Inflation falls to 0%. So what does that mean?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Official stats reveal prices are neither rising nor falling

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Leaving the EU could cost the British economy £56bn a year, think tank warns

Mon, 23 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

We’d need more migrant workers from outside the EU

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James Dyson is donating £12m to launch a London engineering school

Mon, 23 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

And we definitely need one. This is why…

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John Mills says the cure for inequality is reindustrialisation. Do you agree?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The founder of JML on fixing London’s wealth gap

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Budget banter: who won the gags competition?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The lighter side of economic policy

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10 reasons the Budget was a real letdown

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

George Osborne’s sixth Budget today, much like his grey tie, was boring. Here’s why

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Budget 2015: The key measures for businesses and entrepreneurs

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

A quick digest of the things that will affect your business, taxes and NI

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The Chancellor's 2015 Budget speech in full

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Here’s what George Osborne said, word for word, on Wednesday 18 March

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New £1 coin design revealed ahead of Budget

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

New 12-sided coin will be introduced in 2017

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E-cigarettes and craft beer make it into the inflation basket

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Check out the brand spanking new items for 2015

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More than a million workers set to benefit from minimum wage increase

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

And there’s a big boost for apprentices too

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Budget leaks 2015: Six key things Osborne might announce

Mon, 16 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra, Harry Cockburn, Robyn Vinter

Heads up - the Budget has been and gone, so this sneak-preview is outdated. Catch up on what was actually announced

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If stay-at-home parents were paid, they’d earn £172,000 a year

Tue, 10 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

That’s more than the prime minister

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The big capital problem: Half a million Londoners are struggling with debt

Tue, 10 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

A new report reveals stark truths - and suggests how problems can be tackled

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