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Why You Could Be Much Worse Off Than Osborne Will Admit...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's poorest have seen a "staggering" 15% decline in their incomes in the past year, according to a stark report, which shows official figures ch...

Osborne's Bill To Defend Bankers From Brussels Soars Even Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is under fire for an "outrageous misuse" of public money after spending nearly £200,000 trying to protect bankers from a raft of Europ...

#IndyRef Has Just Ruined Osborne And Carney's Trip To Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne and Bank of England governor Mark Carney are no longer going to G20 talks in Australia so they can be in the UK for the Scot...

We Recovered Sooner, But Here Are 10 Facts Osborne Would Prefer You Forgot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne welcomed a "double dose of economic good news" after the Office for National Statistics' upgraded its estimates on how fast the UK has ...

Tory MP Warns Osborne Rising Interest Rates Could Be A 'Catastrophe'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rising interest rates could be a "social catastrophe" that causes Britons to lose their jobs, with families plunged into financial "crisis" within day...

Should Interest Rates Rise Right Now? Some BoE Officials Think So

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics

Two Bank of England rate-setters have backed increasing interest rates from their historic 0.5% low, arguing that it could be done without putting the...

You'll Never Have Got Poorer So Fast By 2015 Since The Victorian Era

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' wages will by next May never have shrunk so far over the course of a single term of parliament in real terms since the Victorian era, damning...

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Mission Accomplished? 11 Problems Osborne Would Prefer You Ignored

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has thanked the "hard work of the British people" as official figures out today showed that Britain's economy has fully recovered from ...

You Need To Know How This Bank Governor Could Ruin Your Day

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britons need to wake up to how much more financial pressure they could be put under when the Bank of England raises interest rates from the UK's histo...

Carney Says UK Economy Must Perform Like A Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has declared that Britain needs the "hard work, dedication and perseverance" of an athlete to win the global "economic marathon". Speak...

Did Osborne Really Save The Economy? Bank Of England Doesn't Think So..

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England's prudent decisions after the financial crash helped ensure the UK's economic recovery took hold, a senior Bank economist has said...

What Recovery? Your Wages Are Still Falling Actually

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' wages are still growing much more slowly than inflation, raising fears that the pay squeeze is far from over, according to official figures. ...

Iraq Turmoil Sees Oil Price 'Crisis'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Oil prices have hit a nine-month high due to turmoil breaking out in Iraq as two cities were taken over by insurgents in the last few days. Brent c...

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Osborne Overlooking 'Worrying' Rise Of Self-Employed Brits, Says Expert

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Coalition ministers are failing to get to grips with a "worrying" rise in the number of Britons classed as self-employed amid the economy recovery, th...

'The Time For Interest Rates To Rise In UK Is Approaching'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economy can "grow a little further" before interest rates need to rise, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has sugg...

Osborne Urged To Tax Books, Food And Children's Clothes

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to slap VAT on the likes of books, children's clothes and a range of food in a recommendation by the International Monet...

Pfizer's Bid To Gobble Up UK Rival AstraZeneca May Not Be Over

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Hopes for Pfizer's apparently doomed attempt to take over AstraZeneca flickered back to life today on a report that one of the largest shareholders in...

Our 'Best Days Lie Ahead'? 6 Hugely Awkward Graphs Osborne Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is taking the world stage to boast that his austerity strategy has succeeded and that Britain's 'best days lie ahead'. The Chancell...

Carney: We Don't Have The Tools To Stop Soaring House Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has warned that the Bank of England could not directly stop wealthy foreign buyers pushing up house prices by snapping up expensive proper...

'Carney's Delay Could See Brits Suffer Shock Interest Rate Rise'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney's decision to keep interest rates at their historic 0.5% low could see families and business forced to suffer an interest "shock", a forme...

Why Has Osborne Not Spent Over £2bn Meant For New Jobs?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics

Most of a government fund set up to boost regional economies remains unspent, while the cost of creating jobs has increased, according to a new report...

Brace Yourself! BoE Official Says Interest Rates Could Rise Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics

Interest rates are "most likely" to rise as soon as spring next year, in a move that would potentially hit families and small businesses as the cost o...

JP Morgan Poaches BBC's Stephanie Flanders

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders is leaving the corporation to join JP Morgan Asset Management as its chief market strategist. Flanders has...

We'll Drink To That: Scotch Whisky Gains £1bn Boost

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Drinks giant Diageo has unveiled plans to invest £1bn in Scotch whisky production, creating nearly 1,000 jobs, amid surging global demand for the pro...