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Falling energy prices sees slowdown in UK inflation

UK inflation increased at its slowest rate in almost three years in October after the energy regulator lowered price caps, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Labour make election pledge to invest additional £26 billion in NHS

The Labour party’s latest election pledge is to invest an extra £26 billion a year into an NHS “rescue plan” which will be funded by higher taxes on companies and the wealthy.

UK plc could learn from firms such as Marshall & Co

Small businesses lead the way when it comes to promoting community links and corporate responsibility, suggests Robert Cresanti in the Harvard Business Review.

Absolute Support (London) help to get adults with learning disabilities into employment

As the election campaigns start to take shape and manifestos are drafted, many fear that Brexit will overshadow other concerns shared by voters across the country. Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University wrote in a recent article for the BBC that ‘Brexit has been far and away voters’ biggest concern throughout the last 12 months’ and that ‘57% named it as the most important issue’, compared to 3% for the issue with the second highest mentions.

Government review: HS2 should go ahead

A draft copy of a government review into the viability of HS2 has stated that despite the rising costs, the proposed railway should be built.

Labour to offer free adult retraining scheme

The Labour party has promised to spend an additional £3 billion per year on a scheme to provide adults in England with free access to retraining which will increase job prospects and help close the skills gap.

Official statistics show third quarter slowdown in wage growth

UK wage growth slowed in the three months to September according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.

When many students are being treated unfairly by landlords B2B Properties take a different approach

The National Union of Students has said more more needs to be done to tackle landlords unfairly targeting students in relation to poor living standards and unfair deposit deductions.

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