Ed Balls has launched Labour's bid to get voters to trust the party with the economy again by pledging "iron discipline" on tough economic decisions.
Read Ed Balls' first speech as shadow chancellor to the Labour party conference in full here.
Protected NHS and aid spending may have to face cuts if the economy does not recover by next spring, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said.
Ministers are refusing to back down on their deficit reduction plans because of a fear of losing face, Ed Miliband has suggested.
A delegation of mums will protest outside the Tory party conference wearing only pyjamas next week.
Unions are no closer to calling off planned strikes over public sector pensions, Brendan Barber has said.
There were continued signs of a change in the government's economic policy today, as reports emerged of plans to inject £5 billion into the economy.
The Eurozone is about to blow your face off. No need to panic.
Compromise – not legislation – will prevent a new winter of discontent.
George Osborne stressed the need for calm today, as global markets responded to new efforts to end the financial crisis.
Government departments have shed eight per cent of their staff since the third quarter of 2010, figures show - but some ministries are moving faster than others.
Millions of public sector staff could walk out on November 30th, as unions gear up for the climax of their fight with the government over pensions.
Ed Miliband went on the offensive at this week's prime minister's questions over unemployment figures David Cameron admitted were "disappointing".
George Osborne's usual disdain is replaced by trepidation.
Nick Clegg has unveiled plans to speed up capital infrastructure projects, in a sign the government is prepared to deviate from its economic policy.
Read Nick Clegg's speech announcing the government's new economic agenda in full on politics.co.uk.
There was more gloomy news for the UK economy today, as figures showed unemployment up by 80,000 in the three months to July.
Ed Miliband offered a stark message to the trade unions today in the most important economic speech of his leadership.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber's speech to the 2011 Congress in London, in full:
Household incomes face a post-recessionary squeeze "for a considerable length of time", a report has warned.
Union leaders are demanding a mass movement against the spending cuts as they meet for the annual TUC conference.
A prominent union leader has called for mass civil disobedience across Britain ahead of the TUC conference.
Trade unions reacted with outrage today after a prominent right-wing thinktank branded 400,000 public sector job losses "easily manageable".
Nearly 2,000 armed services personnel are learning that their jobs are to disappear today.
News that the gap between public spending per head in Scotland and Wales rose by 15% last year has renewed calls for a shakeup in the system used to divide public money.