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Government Borrowing Set to Jump

Tuesday 07 April, 2020

GOVERNMENT BORROWING - Public sector net debt is forecast to rise by £125bn or 4.6% of GDP, as the government embarks on the largest spending increase since 1992, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. In 2005 the UK “current budget defic...

TUC - The TUC has called for the basic level of universal credit to be raised to £260 per week for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. Publishing its report 'Fixing the safety net: Next steps in the economic response to coronavirus' toda...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT - Sir Keir Rodney Starmer KCB QC has been elected as head of the Labour Party. Starmer was awarded a knighthood in 2014 for "services to law and criminal justice". Below he appears in the McLibel documentary created by...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - Commission president also calls for ‘Marshall Plan’ budget to address coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today called on EU governments to show "tangible European solidarity" and rally behind an unem...

US and Spanish Job Losses Soar

Thursday 02 April, 2020

PANDEMIC UPDATE - The unemployment rate of the United Kingdom is expected to reach 4.7 percent in 2020, following the outbreak of coronavirus and the closure of businesses due to social distancing measures. A total of 2,921 people...

EMERGENCY FOOD - The first food packages have been sent to those who were asked by the government to isolate for 12 weeks and shield themselves from coronavirus due to being particularly vulnerable. The government has dispatched 2,000 food parce...

PRICE HIKES - April 1st will see the cost of living rise by £158 for UK households. New report reveals £4.2 billion in added costs for the UK’s 27.6 million households this year. Almost £25 billion has been added to household bills over the last five...

CAR INSURANCE – Despite the coronavirus crisis, life goes on. We have been sent this handy advice about saving money on car insurance. How can you reduce car insurance? In Britain, it’s reported that there are over one million uninsured drivers on ou...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT - Almost a million people have attempted to claim Universal Credit in the last two weeks and the public are getting frustrated trying to get through to the DWP on the telephone. Normally about 100,000 might claim in a period of...

DWP Guide for GP's

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

DWP -Guide. This is useful information for GP's and a useful guide for the public. A short guide to the benefit system for GPs and other healthcare practitioners. Change made Updated the short guide to the benefit system for general practitioners. Ad...

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