Economy

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

UK unemployment reaches 40-year low

UK unemployment reaches 40-year low

UK unemployment reaches 40-year low

New figures show that unemployment has reached the lowest rate since 1976, and there's been a decrease of EU nationals working in the UK

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The right side of the pond: Hate Trump? Fine, but admit he's boosted economy

The right side of the pond: Hate Trump? Fine, but admit he's boosted economy

The right side of the pond: Hate Trump? Fine, but admit he's boosted economy

talkRADIO's Saturday host Michael Graham argues that for all Trump's personal failings, his impact on the US economy speaks for itself

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 is set to be a vintage year thanks to a wet spring followed by the heatwave

Heatwave will lead to best British wine for years

Heatwave will lead to best British wine for years

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said 2018 was set to be a vintage year thanks to a wet spring followed by the heatwave

RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire is being axed as part of a move to provide more "modern and efficient" military bases

Red Arrows base will be sold to save taxpayer cash

Red Arrows base will be sold to save taxpayer cash

RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, which is home to the much-admired aerobatics display team, is being axed as part of wider move to provide more "modern and efficient" military bases

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

The bus will be used without a driver in depots for manoeuvres such as parking, fuelling and washing (stock image)

Stagecoach to trial driverless bus

Stagecoach to trial driverless bus

The bus will be used without a driver in depots for manoeuvres such as parking, fuelling and washing

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

South West trains could be disrupted by the walk outs

More South Western Railway and London underground strikes expected

More South Western Railway and London underground strikes expected

Pay and disputes over guards will threaten services over the summer

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The decision could leave holidaymakers facing disruption over the busy summer period

Ryanair pilots vote to strike

Ryanair pilots vote to strike

The decision could leave holidaymakers facing disruption over the busy summer period

Services will be damaged beyond recognition if the Government fails to plug an £8bn gap, council leaders have warned

Councils warn Chancellor Hammond: Local government on the brink of collapse

Councils warn Chancellor Hammond: Local government on the brink of collapse

Philip Hammond's next spending review will be "make or break" for authorities that are already under huge funding pressures, the Local Government Association said

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Poundworld redundancies announced as company struggles to find buyer

Poundworld redundancies announced as company struggles to find buyer

Poundworld redundancies announced as company struggles to find buyer

Poundworld went into administration last week, and almost 100 staff from the head office have now been made redundant

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey said 'frank conversations' had taken place with the bank after its IT meltdown

City regulator boss: TSB must compensate customers quickly

City regulator boss: TSB must compensate customers quickly

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey said 'frank conversations' had taken place with the bank after its IT meltdown

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

All customer calls will be answered in centres across the UK by 2020

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT has pledged to bring all its call centres back to the UK and Ireland and is planning a converged broadband and mobile network as part of raft of announcements for its customers.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The number of Britons looking for jobs in the EU increased by 15% in recent months

'Brexodus' fear as Brits search for jobs in EU

'Brexodus' fear as Brits search for jobs in EU

The number of Britons looking for jobs in the EU increased by 15% in recent months, suggesting a "Brexodus" of workers

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

More than half of zero-hour contract workers have had jobs cancelled with less than a day's notice

Number of zero hour contracts rises to 1.8m

Number of zero hour contracts rises to 1.8m

The number of contracts not guaranteeing regular hours represents 6% of all contracts, unchanged from the previous figure

 St David's, St Patrick's, St George's and St Andrew's Day will all be days off, if Corbyn is elected

Labour promise four more UK Bank Holidays if elected

Labour promise four more UK Bank Holidays if elected

St David's, St Patrick's, St George's and St Andrew's Day will all be days off, if Corbyn is elected

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lloyds hopes to redeploy affected staff where possible, with compulsory redundancies a "last resort"

Lloyds axe 1,200 jobs and will shut 49 branches

Lloyds axe 1,200 jobs and will shut 49 branches

The banking giant said 1,230 jobs will be cut across its branch network and some central functions as part of the move

Employment is now at the highest level since records began in 1971

Employment hits record high as earnings edge above inflation

Employment hits record high as earnings edge above inflation

Employment increased by 55,000 in the quarter to February to 32.2 million, the highest figure since records began in 1971

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Supermarkets are expected to focus on lowering prices and use more promotions

Relief for shoppers as food price rises slow down

Relief for shoppers as food price rises slow down

A substantial slowdown in food price rises has provided welcome respite for consumers

May claims "major injustices still hold too many women back"

May vows to tackle 'burning injustice' of gender pay gap

May vows to tackle 'burning injustice' of gender pay gap

The Prime Minister used an article in The Telegraph to compare the pay gap to the women's suffrage campaign a century ago

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn promises to stop London being 'masters of us all'

Jeremy Corbyn promises to stop City bankers being 'masters of us all'

Jeremy Corbyn promises to stop City bankers being 'masters of us all'

The Labour leader is to give a speech to the EEF manufacturers' organisation

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Brexit forecasts show economies of areas which voted Leave will be hit hardest

Britain's most pro-Brexit areas will be hit hardest by leaving, new report suggests

Britain's most pro-Brexit areas will be hit hardest by leaving, new report says

MPs have viewed forecasts for Brexit, however the Government says they don't reflect the outcome it wants in negotiations

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge

Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge

Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge

Donald Trump spoke at an Ohio manufacturing company about the economy and has tweeted a video

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

'Parliament is entitled to see full Brexit analysis after leak to media', says MP Nicky Morgan

'Parliament is entitled to see full Brexit analysis after leak to media', says MP Nicky Morgan

'Parliament is entitled to see full Brexit analysis after leak to media'

MP Nicky Morgan thinks the Government needs to release more information about the outcome of Brexit

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer says Brexit committee seeing full impact papers has no bearing on deal

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Goverment's Brexit redactions will have absolutely no impact on the deal we get

'Goverment's Brexit redactions will have no impact on the deal we get'

Julia Hartley-Brewer says this issue is far less significant than Labour would have us believe

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Brexit: 'Liam Fox is living on another planet and no deal would be suicide', says Vince Cable

Brexit: 'Liam Fox is living on another planet and no deal would be suicide', says Vince Cable

'Liam Fox is living on another planet and no Brexit deal would be suicide'

Vince Cable has said a no deal Brexit would not be a clever thing to do

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

'Jeremy Corbyn is economically illiterate and almost got away with murder in the general election', says Conservative MP - needs audio

'Jeremy Corbyn is economically illiterate and almost got away with murder in the election', says Tory MP

'Jeremy Corbyn has shown he is economically illiterate', says Tory MP

Conservative MP Nigel Evans says his party's manifesto was useless which meant everyone's attention was on it

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'Germany could return to authoritarianism if economic conditions worsen', says Nazi leader's son

Nazi leader's son warns Germany could return to Hitler-style authoritarianism if economy tanks

Nazi leader's son warns Germany could return to Hitler-style authoritarianism

The son of Hans Frank, the governor-general of Nazi occupied Poland in World War Two, has spoken out about the current situation in Germany

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

'Reducing the use of disposable coffee cups could lead to better housing and transport', says Natalie Bennett

Clamping down on disposable coffee cups could lead to better housing and transport, says Natalie Bennett

Disposable cup charges could bring better housing, says Natalie Bennett

Former Green party leader Natalie Bennett says charging people for disposable coffee cups will make the public think about the resources they are using

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

George Galloway: 'George Osborne could use the London Evening Standard against Theresa May'

George Galloway: 'George Osborne could use London Evening Standard to take revenge on Theresa May'

Galloway: Osborne could use Evening Standard against Theresa May

George Galloway believes it's ludicrous that George Osborne is claiming his constituents won't be affected by him taking a position at the London Evening Standard

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

NI U-Turn: 'Employment contracts must be flexible to match the changing economy', says MP Tom Tugendhat

Tory MP on Philip Hammond NI debacle: 'Everyone makes mistakes'

Tory MP on Philip Hammond NI debacle: 'Everyone makes mistakes'

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat - who voted against the NI increase - told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the Chancellor was right to scrap his headline policy

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

'The UK's approach to neo-liberal economics has been completely ruinous since Margaret Thatcher', says George Galloway

George Galloway: 'Britain's economic policy has been ruinous ever since Margaret Thatcher'

George Galloway: Britain's economic policy has been ruinous ever since Thatcher

George Galloway believes the UK's approach to economics has been a disaster for over 30 years

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Plans for first UK commercial spaceflight launching within three years to be announced

Government wants UK commercial spaceflights within three years

Government wants UK commercial spaceflights within three years

The Government is to announce plans for the UK to launch its first commercial spaceflight within three years

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says 'it's great to see Mark Carney and the Brexit doom-mongers eat their words'

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says 'it's great to see Mark Carney and the Brexit doom-mongers eat their words'

It's great to see Mark Carney eating his words on Brexit, says Paul Nuttall

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has said that it's great to see Mark Carney eating his own words, after his announcement to MPs about Brexit's impact on the economy

'Mark Carney is taking credit for dodging a recession that was never going to happen', says economist

Brexit: Mark Carney is taking credit for dodging a recession that was never going to happen, says economist

'Mark Carney is taking credit for dodging a recession that was never happening'

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has told MPs that Brexit is no longer the biggest threat to the economy, as it is growing more strongly than the Monetary Policy Committee predicted

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Deutsche Bank: 'They should have let the banks go down in 2008', says leading economist

Deutsche Bank won't fail but another crash is coming, leading wealth manager tells George Galloway

Leading economist tells George Galloway a new financial meltdown is coming

Deutsche Bank is facing a fine of £11 billion over miselling mortgage-backed bonds before the 2008 financial crisis

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mark Carney 'looks almost an idiot for what he said pre-Brexit', says leading finance research director

Mark Carney 'looks almost an idiot for his Brexit warnings', says leading finance research director

BoE Governor Carney 'made to look foolish for his Brexit warnings'

Mark Dampier, of Hargreaves Lansdown, was speaking to talkRADIO after figures showed Brexit has had little effect on the economy

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'We are on the verge of a recession unless something's done soon', says economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", warns economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", economist warns

Market specialist Chris Williamson says the government could be running out of options following Thursday's Bank of England interest-rate cut to 0.25%…