Budgeting for the northwest

Hazel Blears  |  22 March 2011

Reversing the planned VAT rise on fuel, and boosting new industries and creating 'Enterprise Zones', will be crucial for supporting regions like the northwest in tomorrow's budget.

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Getting on with the real job

Faiza Shaheen  |  20 December 2010

Never mind the immigration cap, the government should be tackling the root causes of the immigration problem. It should also look to the future and not assume the UK will not necessarily remain an attractive destination for migrants.

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Task force one

Heather Boushey  |  3 December 2010

Heather Boushey reports from the US on how the Obama administration is concentrating minds on America's 'squeezed middle'

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Age of anxiety

Liam Byrne MP  |  2 December 2010

The ‘squeezed middle' debate goes to the heart of what Labour is about: ensuring the fruits of working people's labours are shared more equitably

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Big society to good society

Richard Angell  |  26 November 2010

The power of moral and social pressure can be brought to bear to bring about better wages for the low paid. Companies can aim for an accredited 'gold standard' by narrowing the chasm between their highest and lowest paid employees.

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Let’s talk about process

Joanne Milligan  |  26 November 2010

Ahead of this weekend's National Policy Forum meeting in Gillingham, NPF member Joanne Milligan makes the case for getting the policymaking process right to make sure we get the policy itself right, making sure as many voices as possible are heard.

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New Labour is dead. Long live New Labour.

Luke Bozier  |  7 October 2010

If we are to win again, bitter voices of old New Labour and figures on the left will need to accept that New Labour values still chime with the public and that Ed Miliband will take it forward to the next stage of its history.

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Taking on the Lib-Con deficit claims

Alison McGovern MP  |  16 September 2010

Alison McGovern MP scrutinises George Osborne's spin about Labour's economic record... and takes his claims apart, one by one. Read on for some clarity about the deficit debate.

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Sheffield Forgemasters

Pat McFadden MP  |  19 June 2010

Losing the government's investment in Forgemasters is a huge blow to Sheffield. The company may have fallen victim to the combination of a crude approach to cuts and Lib Dem antipathy to nuclear power

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