Tag Archives: George Osborne

UK economy booms in second quarter – is it too good to last?

Almost certainly it is as growth of 1.1 per cent between April and June, the highest since 1999, would indicate an annual growth rate of 4.4 per cent, way ahead of even the most optimistic forecasts and one which would ...

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George Osborne to Sun readers: I’ve run out of ideas already, please help!

Yes, Coalition chancellor George Osborne has come clean and admitted he’s run out of ideas for spending cuts and wants Sun readers to help him out. “Sun readers please get thinking, your government needs you,” pleads George in today’s edition ...

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Crisis what crisis? UK car sales, economic growth both up

UK car sales in June were 10.9 per cent up on 2009 while the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, one of the most accurate barometers of a UK economy still dominated by small companies, forecasts growth of between 0.6 ...

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Asda feels the heat as rivals poach its customers

Interesting counterpoint to the Budget today as research firm Kantar suggests that grocery shoppers are continuing to trade up, with Sainsbury’s and Waitrose continuing their growth but Asda falling back. But how long will this be the case? According to ...

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Is George Osborne cutting government ads or not?

Well new chancellor George Osborne, wielding his much-hyped spending shears, says he’s going to ‘freeze’ the government’s £540m marketing budget (of which about half goes on media advertising) and allow only ‘essential’ campaigns such as armed forces recruitment. But this ...

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UK’s COI to publish agency fees for government ads

Which is the last thing ad agencies need as they face up to the likely cuts the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government is likely to impose on the hitherto generous Central Office of Information, the body that handles government ad spending. ...

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New UK output figures a big boost for Brown and Labour

On the face of it a 0.2 per cent increase in the UK’s gross domestic product (more or less everything in the economy) for January to March might not look very exciting but it’s actually very good news for PM ...

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