08222019

Government to review tariff plan for fuel imports

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is reviewing plans to remove tariffs on a wide range of imports post-Brexit, following warnings that it would undermine the country’s oil [...]

Three ways Trump wants to kickstart the US economy

Image copyright Getty Images Fears of a possible recession on the horizon has led the White House to begin considering several emergency measures to kickstart the US economy. Donald Trump likes [...]

HS2: How much work has already been done?

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Government accused of prolonging UK housing crisis

Image copyright Sam Mellish The government has been accused of prolonging the national housing crisis by failing to sell enough land for affordable and social housing. The Public Accounts Committee [...]

Global growth forecast cut by IMF amid trade tensions

Media caption“One of our biggest risks to the outlook comes from an escalation of tensions in trade” The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecasts for the global economy for this year and next. It [...]

Government offers ‘inflation-busting’ pay rises

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Philip Hammond has handed public sector workers a pay rise that is above the UK’s 2% inflation rate. The move comes just days before Theresa May [...]

Could Iran tensions push up petrol prices?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The AA says UK petrol prices in July are at their highest level since 2014 With tensions [...]

Brexit harming UK industrial strategy, warns top economist

The Brexit deadlock has undermined efforts to boost the UK economy, the chairman of the government’s Industrial Strategy Council has told Newsnight. The council holds the government to account over its industrial strategy. Andy [...]

Aid budget to be used by International Trade Department

Image copyright Getty Images The Department for International Trade is to be given part of the official £14bn aid budget. It will spend the funds on helping developing countries learn from UK [...]

Workers could be compensated for cancelled shifts

Image copyright Getty Images Zero-hours and “gig economy” workers who have shifts cancelled at short notice could be paid compensation under new government plans. The proposal is [...]