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You can see my article on a proposed private member’s bill here http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2013/08/20/a-bill-to-encourage-home-grown-smes/ as part of a series by candidates in the seats that Labour needs to win to form majority in 2015.
When Ed Miliband first coined the phrase the squeezed middle, it was ridiculed by commentators. But more and more of us would describe ourselves this way: official figures show that, after inflation, average wages are already £1,669 lower than in 2010. This means that working people will, on average, have lost a total of £6,660 […]
Councils unable to help more than 19 out of 20 families hit by the Bedroom Tax, new figures have revealed. Labour Party FoI requests to local authorities show that over 30,000 families will be hit by the Bedroom Tax in Wales. But the figures show there are less than 900 one and two-bedroom council properties […]