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Mothers 'steal to feed children' as poor rely on food banks

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Tue 18 Dec, AT 09:56

Shoplifters in deprived areas target essential items, say police, amid growing economic hardship


Ed Balls blames his stammer for poor show against Osborne

Thu 6 Dec, AT 10:47
The Mole

Weak excuse, say his critics - and with the Tories squeezing benefits, Balls need to get his act together

Osborne's Autumn Statement: what you need to know

Thu 6 Dec, AT 10:23

Chancellor's 'mini-budget' puts squeeze on welfare benefits and raids higher earners' pensions

Growth won't just happen: so when will Osborne get a grip?

Thu 6 Dec, AT 08:50
Richard Ehrman

Reform of planning and employment law has been endlessly promised but never seems to happen


Blood, sweat and tears: no end in sight to austerity measures

Wed 5 Dec, AT 17:04
The Mole

George Osborne hits benefit claimants hardest - but many middle-class taxpayers will suffer too

Autumn Statement: what to expect as squeeze continues

Wed 5 Dec, AT 08:55

Tax rises for the rich, benefits squeeze for the poor: George Osborne spreads the pain of austerity

UK economy shrinks by less than expected in 2012

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Wed 28 Nov, AT 10:03

OECD says British output will increase by 0.9 per cent in 2013, but unemployment will also rise

UK growth downgrade means gloomy times until 2015

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Wed 14 Nov, AT 13:30

Bank of England says UK output unlikely to return to 2008 peak until general election year

Bank of England to throw George Osborne a £35bn debt lifeline

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Fri 9 Nov, AT 14:50

Treasury will be handed back the interest the government has been paying on its own debt

Consumers peruse the shops on Oxford Street

Economy leaps out of recession thanks to Olympics, says NIESR

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Wed 10 Oct, AT 07:22

Meanwhile FSA relaxes capital rules to encourage British banks to increase lending and help growth