Archive: Economic Policy

Gordon Brown will meet with City leaders today

Brown bids for business vote

Gordon Brown has made a bid for the votes of British firms today by promising to cut the regulatory burden on business by 25 per cent.

  • Gordon Brown comes under fire following publication of new public spending figures

    Brown under fire over public spending

    Opposition parties have accused Gordon Brown of making a "mess" of the UK finances after new figures show borrowing reached a record £7.3 billion in June.

  • Gordon Brown, chancellor

    Brown to meet G8 finance leaders

    Gordon Brown, the chancellor, is to hold talks with his finance counterparts from G8 countries later today, with the challenges facing the supply and security of energy high on the list of priorities.


    Government wasting 'billions'

    Government departments are repeating 'basic' errors and wasting billions of pounds in the process, a committee of MPs warns today.


    Chancellor accused over property tax breaks

    The chancellor has been accused of performing an embarrassing "climbdown" after he scrapped plans to give tax breaks to people investing in property as part of their pension.


    Brown: UK will be best for business

    Gordon Brown today set the tone for Monday's pre-Budget report by outlining a whole host of measures designed to "make globalisation work for Britain".


    ONS to be made independent

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be made independent from government to safeguard its work from political interference, Gordon Brown said today.

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