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  • Unite reaction to the latest inflation figures

    The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) has risen from 4.5% to 5.2%, which equals the record high reached in September 2008 and the Retail Prices Index (RPI) rate of inflation has risen from 5.2% to 5.6% in September, which is the highest rate in 20 years.

  • Unite calls for price cap as 'greedy' energy companies threaten to fuel inflation

    Unite, Britain's biggest union, has today (Tuesday 16 October) warned that the fall in inflation is being threatened by greedy energy companies whose price hikes will re-ignite inflation putting further pressure on working families and the struggling economy.

  • FSB: Government pledge on energy contracts must be extended to micro-firms

    The FSB has called for proposals to see plans for the big six energy companies to put their customers on the cheapest tariff extended to micro-businesses. However, we are concerned that there is a risk that energy companies could fix the price and erode what little competition there is in the market. Read the comment and coverage in Business Green, Bloomberg, and The Guardian. Also read a report in the Independent which highlights the issues small firms have with energy contracts.

  • PCS: Council tax savings dwarfed by extra money from lifting pay freeze

    Lifting the public sector pay freeze would give the average civil servant's household 16 times more than the saving under chancellor George Osborne's rehashed council tax freeze announcement, the Public and Commercial Services union says.

  • Cameron attacks rising cost of living

    Tories attack rising cost of living

    Living costs in the UK have increased by £27 a week for British families since Gordon Brown became prime minister, research carried out by the Conservative party claims.

  • Inflation rises 0.5 per cent above target

    Inflation up at 2.5 per cent

    Inflation has continued to rise above the government's target and is now at its highest level for nine months.

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