General secretary Frances O’Grady calls on George Osborne to ditch his planned cuts at next week’s spending review
George Osborne’s tax credit cuts will hit families in Britain’s poorest regions hardest, according to an analysis by the TUC.
It is calling on the chancellor to ditch the plans in next week’s spending review.
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Men’s magazines FHM and Zoo have said they are halting publication.
Brussels says liberalisation efforts fall short of recommended level
Deal clears way for release of €2bn in aid and the restructuring of the country’s teetering banks
Asian shares rise, taking their lead from a strong increase in US stocks on Wall Street.
Easyjet reports another year of record profits, boosted by what the airline says are “favourable economic and consumer trends”.
BHP Billiton and Vale are fined a further 1bn reais (£171m, $260m) for the mining disaster that killed 11 people in Brazil earlier this month.