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UK Needs Seven Million More Migrants Over Next 50 Years To Keep Down Debt

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

Britain needs seven million migrants over the next 50 years to help keep down national debt levels, according to the official forecaster. The Offic...

Can You Really Trust The Growth Forecasts?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Politics

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) slashed it's forecast for growth on Wednesday as the Chancellor, George Osborne, warned that austerity coul...

What Should We Take From The Latest Growth Forecasts?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Politics

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) slashed it's forecast for growth on Wednesday as the Chancellor, George Osborne, warns that austerity could...

Sun, Sea and Suspicious Taxes: 8% Increase in Air Passenger Duty

Settit Beyene | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Settit Beyene

Embarking on a gap year in 2012/2013 means I and countless other itchy-footed Brits will have to deal with increased APD on flights, opaque booking costs and 'administration' fees (EasyJet, Ryanair, I'm looking at you). Despite what Madonna said in the '80s, this year, holidays will not be a time to celebrate.

Euro Crisis Continues To Create 'Big Uncertainty'

PA | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Fears over the future of the euro are creating a "big uncertainty" about Britain's economic prospects in 2012, the head of the Office for Budget Respo...

Labour Question Government Borrowing Forecasts

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

The Government could end up borrowing £100 billion more than it planned up to 2015, Labour has claimed. It published comparisons of independent p...