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UK Inflation Takes Off

Wednesday 15 September, 2021

INFLATION - Today it was announced that the UK inflation rate rose to a record 3.2% in the year to August, its highest level in nine years.  The Consumer Prices Index rose from 2% in July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), i...

INFLATION - The leap in CPI inflation from 2.0% in July to a nine-year high of 3.2% in August (consensus 2.9%, CE 3.1%) is the first step in a rise that may take inflation to 4.5% or above by November. But as inflation will fall back almost as s...

ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP - On Tuesday 7th September, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Universal Credit met to hear evidence on the anticipated impacts of the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit, which will begin to take effect on 6th October....

MIGRANTS TO BE USED AS FORCED LABOUR - Denmark plans to make some migrants work full time in order to be given benefits, officials have announced. Immigrants who have been on benefits for between three to four years will be expected to complete 37-ho...

CHILDREN IN CARE - Reducing the number of children in care. Fewer children and young people should end up in care, thanks to a £500 million fund to help support families to stay together. Announced as part of the latest Programme for Government,...

The government has announced  that health and social care reform will be funded through a 1.25% increase in National Insurance, as well as an increase in taxes on share dividends.       Image: Neil Carberry, Chief Executive o...

COMMENT - Working People to Pay A ‘Heath And Social Care Levy’ - Because The £350 Million A Week Never Existed, Labour MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark Neil Coyle MP pointed out  on Twitter.  ABC Note: Very well put.  &n...

IMPORTANT UPDATE - A demo by Universal Credit claimants, members of Unite Community, due to take place outside parliament tomorrow (8  September) has been called off, after Labour's opposition debate on the government's decision to scr...

PENSIONS TRIPLE LOCK SUSPENDED FOR YEAR - DWP minister Thérèse Coffey has confirmed, in a statement to Parliament, that the pensions triple lock will be scrapped for a year - reverting to a double lock for 2022/23. The triple lock promised state...

UNITE CALL TO ACTION - Universal Credit claimants to descend on parliament to urge Tory MPs to ‘keep our families fed’ ahead of Commons vote A group of Universal Credit claimants, members of Unite Community, will stage a protest outside parliament on...

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