Archive of 2008

No recession yet, but it's coming

Osborne: Labour bankrupting Britain

Shadow chancellor George Osborne has accused Labour of "bankrupting Britain" as figures show the UK has avoided recession - for now.

  • Jaguar Land Rover to be rescued by its owner Tata

    Tata pumps cash to Jaguar

    Peter Mandelson's calls for Jaguar Land Rover's owner Tata Motors to resolve its cash flow crisis appear to have been met by the Indian carmaker.

  • No interest rate for social fund loans

    Govt confirms social fund U-turn

    The government has underlined its decision not to charge borrowers from its social fund annual interest rates of 27 per cent.

  • Lap-dancing clubs face closure pressure

    Future of lap-dancing uncertain

    Lap-dancing clubs in England and Wales face an uncertain future after the government admitted it is not clear whether new restrictions will apply to existing establishments.

  • Teenage smoking on the up

    Youth smoking up despite ban

    The number of young people smoking in Scotland has risen sharply, despite the ban in pubs.

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