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Unsecured debt hits new peak of nearly £13,000 per household – new TUC analysis

– Weak wage growth and higher inflation will leave more families struggling with debt this year if government doesn’t help, says TUC

New analysis published today (Sunday) by the TUC shows that household debt rose sharply over 2016, with unsecured debt (debt other than mortgages) reaching new highs. 513 more words


John McDonnell calls for NHS funding audit as winter crisis deepens

Shadow chancellor asks the Office for Budget Responsibility to step in amid ‘public distrust’ over government figures

Rowena Mason and Denis Campbell

NHS funding levels should be checked by the government’s budget watchdog amid public distrust of the figures and a worsening winter crisis in hospitals, … 726 more words


Resolution Foundation reaction to Autumn Statement 2016

By Matthew Whittaker

£59bn impact of Brexit and Chancellor’s decision to increase investment spending drive £122bn extra borrowing

Philip Hammond chooses not to support just about managing families who face a double whammy of lower earnings and benefit cuts… 594 more words


Leave are breaking the rules on referendums

The Leave campaign will be having a well-earned pint of bitter at the latest poll ahead of the European Union referendum put Brexit ahead of Remain. 627 more words

Ross Brannigan

George Osborne's Post-Brexit Economy is a Fantasy Land

Katie Allen writes for The Guardian:

With one month to go to the referendum, George Osborne is pulling out all the stops. The chancellor has a clear message: … 225 more words


61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

It is all fantasy and I do not believe in fantasy, I will still Vote Leave, Brexit all the way.

Managing the welfare cap | National Audit Office (NAO)

The welfare cap is encouraging a greater understanding of spending on some benefits and tax credits across government, but it is important that processes for managing the cap are reliable. 9 more words