Category Archives: Economics

FTA says fuel duty cut would protect UK economy.

   In its pre-Budget submission to the Chancellor, FTA has told George Osborne that a reduction in fuel duty would make an important contribution towards protecting the UK economy. Writing to Mr Osborne ahead of the Budget on 17 March, … Continue reading

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2016 predictions.

As with many newspapers, The Financial Times http://www.ft.com today makes its predictions for 2016 as well as admitting to failed predictions for 2015 – most notably predicting a hung parliament for the UK. Key predictions for 2016 include: Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Eurotunnel cuts freight prices.

Eurotunnel, which operates trains through the Channel tunnel, announced on Monday price cuts for freight, in a move welcomed by the European Commission which had begun legal action to lower charges and increase traffic. Eurotunnel said that to boost further … Continue reading

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Fuel duty cut is good for the economy.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) applauded the Chancellor’s recognition that cutting fuel duty does have a positive impact for all – something that the Association has been telling government for a very long time. According to a Treasury Report issued … Continue reading

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The Autumn Statement summarised.

Sometimes described as a mini-Budget, the Chancellor revealed to the nation the state of the country’s economy and public finances, in line with the latest economic forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility. Mr Osborne said: “Britain’s economic plan … Continue reading

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National Audit Office: No evidence gift aid boosts giving.

Source: Civil Society Celina Ribeiro Gift aid and other tax reliefs, worth over £1bn to charities, have not been proven to actually increase the amount of money given to good causes, according to a report released today by the National … Continue reading

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Roads Consumer Watchdog needed says RAC Foundation.

The future of Britain’s roads came under expert scrutiny at CILT’s panel debate at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week. A packed audience of politicians, Conservative members and industry experts heard CILT President Jim Steer reveal that traffic … Continue reading

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