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Chancellor announces Spring Statement date

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that his first Spring Statement will be delivered on Tuesday 13 March 2018. In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a major shake-up of the government’s fiscal timetable. This saw the abolition of the Autumn Statement, in favour of an Autumn Budget and...

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that his first Spring Statement will be delivered on Tuesday 13 March 2018. In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the...

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economic growth

CBI predicts UK economic growth to remain ‘steady but subdued’

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has stated that economic growth in the UK is on course to remain ‘steady, but subdued’ over the next couple of years. The business group said that 2017 has seen ‘tepid growth’, and predicts that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow at a...

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has stated that economic growth in the UK is on course to remain ‘steady, but subdued’ over the...

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Industrial Strategy

Government unveils new Industrial Strategy white paper

The government has published a white paper outlining a new ‘ambitious’ Industrial Strategy, which aims to boost the UK economy and ‘embrace the opportunities of technological change’. The white paper sets out a long-term vision for how the UK can ‘build on its economic strengths’, improve its productivity performance,...

The government has published a white paper outlining a new ‘ambitious’ Industrial Strategy, which aims to boost the UK economy and ‘embrace the opportunities...

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living standards

UK on course for ‘longest period of falling living standards since records began’

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that the UK economy is on course for ‘the longest period of falling living standards since records began’. In its post-Budget analysis, the Foundation stated that the current squeeze on incomes will last longer than the one that occurred following the 2008...

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that the UK economy is on course for ‘the longest period of falling living standards since records...

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apprenticeships

Number of apprenticeships has fallen by 59%, data reveals

The number of individuals starting apprenticeships in England has fallen by 59%, according to figures published by the Department for Education (DfE). The data showed that, between May and July of this year, only 48,000 people began an apprenticeship – a significant fall when compared to the same period...

The number of individuals starting apprenticeships in England has fallen by 59%, according to figures published by the Department for Education (DfE). The data...

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Industrial Strategy

2017 Autumn Budget – the political reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Autumn Budget to the House of Commons, pledging to ‘seize the opportunities that lie within our grasp’ and ‘build on Britain’s global success story’. Leaders of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats commented on forecasts and figures outlined in the Chancellor’s Budget...

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Autumn Budget to the House of Commons, pledging to ‘seize the opportunities that lie within our grasp’ and...

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