“The Big Society”, the Conservative Party told us in a paper published this week, “is our positive alternative to Labour’s failed big government approach”: it looks to tackle dependence on the state by empowering communities to address local issues and securing mass engagement in social action.
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Gordon Brown has called the General Election for May 6 and launched his campaign by calling for a ‘mandate’ to restore the trust between voters and the politicians elected to represent them.
Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £28.6m for breaching competition law after sharing confidential details about the pricing of its commercial loans with rival staff at Barclays.
There are reports in today’s edition of The Sun that, in the increasingly likely event of a hung parliament, the next series of The Apprentice may have to be postponed until 2011.
For anyone who missed the last Budget that Chancellor Alistair Darling delivered before the General Election, you can read the full transcript here.
As businesses round the country prepare themselves for the coming budget, research has found that small business decision makers are calling for a range of innovative tax breaks to help the unemployed back to work and give the UKs economy a much-needed boost.
The National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure has announced the creation of almost 2,500 new employment opportunities for young, long-term unemployed people in the sport and active leisure sector.
Tory leader David Cameron has announced that he has drawn up proposals for a national mentoring programme to help thousands of aspiring black business people get into business. The Conservative leader claims that currently, “racial barriers” mean that black entrepreneurs are four times more likely to be denied bank loans.