Archive: Recession

George Osborne, chancellor, tells the Asia Economic Forum that Britain's recovery can be powered by the Asian boom

Osborne: UK can thrive on Asian growth

George Osborne, chancellor, tells the Asia Economic Forum that Britain's recovery can be powered by the Asian boom

  • Economists warn NI cut could lead back to recession

    More economists back Labour

    Labour is claiming the support of another 31 economists, making a total of 108, for their planned national insurance tax rise next year.

  • GDP figures show little growth

    Brown blames weather for growth slowdown

    Gordon Brown has admitted the economic recovery is "fragile", after the latest official figures showed the growth rate had slowed to just 0.2%.

  • Brown looks to recovery, but spending cut headache won't go away

    Brown rises above cuts burden

    Gordon Brown has laid out his vision for Britain's recovery in a major speech on the economy, but the threat of further public sector strikes is reminding voters of the spending cuts still to come.

  • Mark Serwotka is general secretary of the PCS union

    Audio: Mark Serwotka on PCS strikes

    PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka calls on the government to come to the negotiating table on the second day of a 48-hour strike.

  • Nick Clegg attacks Tory tactics on economy

    Clegg hits out at Tory 'blackmail'

    Nick Clegg has accused the Conservatives of undermining Britain's economy by "stoking up fear" about a fall in the stock market.

  • Deficit must be cut two years earlier than planned, CBI says

    End deficit earlier, Darling told

    The government must balance the budget two years earlier than planned to address concerns about Britain's AAA credit rating, Alistair Darling has been warned.

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