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Autumn Statement reaction: This could be just the start

Andrew Harrop

This wasn’t a Brexit Budget, it was a Brexit uncertainty Budget. Almost all the dire economic and fiscal news that was revealed today was the result, not of Brexit itself, but of the referendum decision and the pending Article 50 negotiation. This could be just the start. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s assumptions about 2017…

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With hope in our hearts

Alison McGovern MP

This may be controversial in some circles, but I have always been inspired by America. Whilst my brother, sister and I grew up watching the Olympics listening to my dad over-enthusiastically shouting for any athlete who might rob the USA of a medal, we also listened obsessively to the music of the United States: Aretha…

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What workers think about work, and how politics should respond

Cameron Tait

Last week’s employment figures showed the UK’s employment rate continues to remain at record levels, which will no doubt give Philip Hammond confidence going in to the Autumn Statement. But there’s growing unease about the quality of work that is being produced, from low pay and low productivity to exploitative contracts. But how do these…