The economy

Interest rates must go up, warns leading think-tank

UK interest rates will need to rise by the final quarter of the year at the latest, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said.

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Business support must not 'fall victim' to spending cuts

The government has announced that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is to lose £836 million from its budget as part of an initial £6 billion of spending cuts.

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Pay rises remain under pressure

Firms are beginning to hire again as they recover from the recession, but above-inflation pay rises are still a rarity, a new survey has revealed.

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Small firms want the Budget to tackle the deficit

Two new surveys have revealed that large numbers of smaller businesses regard the reduction of the national debt as a priority for the emergency Budget.

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A New Budget: 22 June 2010
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