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Inflation ‘to cause £300 benefit squeeze’- think tank

Inflation ‘to cause £300 benefit squeeze’- think tank

Image copyright PA Benefit freezes combined with the predicted rise in inflation could set some low-income households back £300 next year, a think tank has warned. September’s inflation data will be released on Tuesday, and some analysts predict the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be 2.9%. The Resolution Foundation says loss of income due to […]

Call for ‘rethink’ on Scottish fracking ban

Call for ‘rethink’ on Scottish fracking ban

Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has said the party should “think again” on its attitude to fracking. The Scottish government has announced an “effective ban” on the controversial method of extracting oil and gas. Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said consultation on the issue showed “overwhelming” opposition. Mr Sillars told the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland […]

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s McDonnell

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s McDonnell

Image copyright JEFF OVERS Image caption Leaving the EU without a deal was “not a realistic option”, Mr McDonnell claimed Parliament can stop the UK leaving the EU without negotiating a deal, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. There was not a Commons majority for such an outcome, he told the BBC, and Labour would […]

UK farmers will ‘grow more food’ if no Brexit deal – minister

UK farmers will ‘grow more food’ if no Brexit deal – minister

Media captionChris Grayling said that British farmers would produce more if food prices increase post-Brexit British farmers would produce more food themselves in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal, a cabinet minister has suggested. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was responding to industry claims that food prices could rise sharply […]

Inflation ‘to cause £300 benefit squeeze’- think tank

Inflation ‘to cause £300 benefit squeeze’- think tank

Image copyright PA Benefit freezes combined with the predicted rise in inflation could set some low-income households back £300 next year, a think tank has warned. September’s inflation data will be released on Tuesday, and some analysts predict the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be 2.9%. The Resolution Foundation says loss of income due to […]

Call for ‘rethink’ on Scottish fracking ban

Call for ‘rethink’ on Scottish fracking ban

Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has said the party should “think again” on its attitude to fracking. The Scottish government has announced an “effective ban” on the controversial method of extracting oil and gas. Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said consultation on the issue showed “overwhelming” opposition. Mr Sillars told the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland […]

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s McDonnell

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s McDonnell

Image copyright JEFF OVERS Image caption Leaving the EU without a deal was “not a realistic option”, Mr McDonnell claimed Parliament can stop the UK leaving the EU without negotiating a deal, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. There was not a Commons majority for such an outcome, he told the BBC, and Labour would […]

UK farmers will ‘grow more food’ if no Brexit deal – minister

UK farmers will ‘grow more food’ if no Brexit deal – minister

Media captionChris Grayling said that British farmers would produce more if food prices increase post-Brexit British farmers would produce more food themselves in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal, a cabinet minister has suggested. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was responding to industry claims that food prices could rise sharply […]

Inflation ‘to cause £300 benefit squeeze’- think tank

Inflation ‘to cause £300 benefit squeeze’- think tank

Image copyright PA Benefit freezes combined with the predicted rise in inflation could set some low-income households back £300 next year, a think tank has warned. September’s inflation data will be released on Tuesday, and some analysts predict the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be 2.9%. The Resolution Foundation says loss of income due to […]

Call for ‘rethink’ on Scottish fracking ban

Call for ‘rethink’ on Scottish fracking ban

Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has said the party should “think again” on its attitude to fracking. The Scottish government has announced an “effective ban” on the controversial method of extracting oil and gas. Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said consultation on the issue showed “overwhelming” opposition. Mr Sillars told the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland […]