Rail passengers will be hit by above-inflation price rises tomorrow

Commuters and frequent travellers in England and Wales will be hit by above inflation fare rises from Monday.     Rail passengers in England will see ticket prices increase by around 2.6 per cent while those in Wales will face a similar increase. Meanwhile in Scotland, the Government is implementing smaller rises of 1.6 per cent and … Read more

Rail passengers will be hit by above-inflation price rises tomorrow

Commuters and frequent travellers in England and Wales will be hit by above inflation fare rises from Monday.     Rail passengers in England will see ticket prices increase by around 2.6 per cent while those in Wales will face a similar increase. Meanwhile in Scotland, the Government is implementing smaller rises of 1.6 per cent and … Read more

Households braced for bill hikes as providers announce price rises

Households braced for higher bills as TV, broadband and energy providers announce a raft of price hikes By Amelia Murray For The Daily Mail Published: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 22:35 GMT, 23 February 2021 Households are preparing themselves for a big rise in bills this year as a string of providers announce … Read more

Unemployment rises to 5.1 per cent as ‘furlough extended’

Unemployment has risen again to a five-year high of 5.1 per cent as Rishi Sunak prepares to extend the huge furlough scheme for months more. Official figures showed that in the three months to December the rate went up by 0.1 per cent compared to the equivalent period to November. The increase – hitting younger … Read more

Keir Starmer warns Boris Johnson against austerity and tax rises

Keir Starmer stood in front of a Union Jack backdrop today as he set out his economic vision for the future, days after being urged to undergo a ‘patriotic rebrand’ to win over lost Labour voters.  The Opposition leader warned Boris Johnson not to ‘waste the sacrifices of the last year’ with a botched rebuilding of the … Read more

Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson ‘this is no time for tax rises’ OR a new wave of austerity

Sir Keir Starmer warned Boris Johnson not to ‘waste the sacrifices of the last year’ with a botched rebuilding of the UK economy today as he set out his own economic vision for the future. The Labour boss warned the PM and Chancellor Rishi Sunak against hiking taxes or implementing a new wave of austerity in … Read more

Covid UK: Teaching unions are accused of ‘hijacking’ the pandemic to push for pay rises

Britain’s biggest teaching union has been accused of ‘hijacking’ the coronavirus crisis to push for pay rises and long-term perks while the educations of millions of children are shipwrecked.  The National Education Union (NEU) is including pay increases in ‘key demands’ and bosses have called for any reduction in class sizes to be ‘long-term’ – … Read more

Covid UK: Teaching unions are accused of ‘hijacking’ the pandemic to push for pay rises

Britain’s biggest teaching union has been accused of ‘hijacking’ the coronavirus crisis to push for pay rises and long-term perks while the educations of millions of children are shipwrecked.  The National Education Union (NEU) is including pay increases in ‘key demands’ and bosses have called for any reduction in class sizes to be ‘long-term’ – … Read more

Rishi Sunak ‘targets business tax rises’ to plug £400bn pandemic black hole

Rishi Sunak is said to be targeting business tax and fuel duty rises to pay for the massive level of public spending during the pandemic – amid warnings that the economy could take a decade to recover. The Chancellor is mulling increases to capital gains tax – paid on shares and other asset sales to … Read more

Rishi Sunak ‘targets business tax rises’ to plug £400bn pandemic black hole

Rishi Sunak is said to be targeting business tax and fuel duty rises to pay for the massive level of public spending during the pandemic – amid warnings that the economy could take a decade to recover. The Chancellor is mulling increases to capital gains tax – paid on shares and other asset sales to … Read more