Consumer price inflation plummets to 1.5% in October

The latest figures on consumer price inflation have just been released by the ONS showing that annual CPI has been running below the Bank...

Record UK employment driven by households trying to combat unprecedented income squeeze

Britain’s record employment is the result of its post-crisis income squeeze, and means we’re working an extra 65 million hours a week, according to...

Clintons-The next High Street shop to fail?

THE card chain Clintons has told landlords that it needs to close 66 shops and cut the rent on hundreds more, it is reported. According...

UK economy has ‘fallen into relegation zone’ of OECD since 2017 election

New analysis published today (Thursday) by the TUC reveals that the UK has had one of the weakest growing economies in the OECD since...

Ministers knew that HS2 could go well over budget

Ministers knew more than three years ago that HS2 could go £1 billion over budget and did not tell MPs before they approved it according...

Terrorism threat level lowered to Substantial

The decision to lower the assessment from Severe – meaning an attack is highly likely - was made by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre...

2,500 jobs at risk as Mothercare faces closure

Mothercare has become the latest in a line of High Street retailers facing closure The Company announced this morning that it was filing a notice...

3 million households struggle to afford water bills despite rise in assistance

A new report by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) shows that almost 700,000 low-income customers received bill reductions through a range of assistance...

Salmonella alert over supermarket Houmous

Several brands of supermarket Houmous are being recalled after fears that they contain Salmonella The products are made by Zorba Delicacies Limited and might be...

Lorry driver charged with 39 counts of manslaughter over Essex container deaths

Essex Police have confirmed that the 25 year old lorry driver who was arrested shortly after the bodies of 39 people were found in...