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Euro crisis: Leaders gather for emergency summit

Euro crisis: Leaders gather for emergency summit

EU leaders are travelling to Brussels for an emergency summit – the 14th in 21 months – designed to tackle the euro zone debt crisis. The summit will also see leaders discuss Greece’s second bailout, as well as boosting the €440 billion rescue fund. There are still growing fears that Greece’s debt crisis could spread [...]

October 26, 2011 More
David Cameron urges action for euro zone

David Cameron urges action for euro zone

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is urging European leaders to take “decisive steps” to deal with the debt crisis. Mr Cameron said the crisis is putting the global economy in a “precarious” situation and told leaders of the 17-member nation they had a “collective responsibility” to avoid a disaster. Mr Cameron told the Financial Times [...]

October 10, 2011 More
David Cameron rules out major tax cuts

David Cameron rules out major tax cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Government will not introduce major tax cuts but insisted he remains a “tax-cutting Tory”. His comments come just a few days after Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, claimed that millions of middle-class families who are set to become higher rate taxpayers from April will “barely notice” the difference. [...]

February 7, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Cameron continues to defend “necessary” spending cuts

Cameron continues to defend “necessary” spending cuts

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to say later today that the UK economy is making “progress”. His speech will come just days after official figures revealed the UK economy contracted by 0.5% in the October to December period. The figures shocked economists who had expected [...]

January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
David Cameron delivers new year message

David Cameron delivers new year message

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has warned that next year will be “difficult” as he delivered his new year speech. However, Mr Cameron said Britain has a “really bright future to look forward to” and defended his Government’s spending cuts as tough but necessary, in order to trim the budget deficit. The cuts have received [...]

December 31, 2010 | 0 Comments More
IMF-EU officials investigate Ireland’s books

IMF-EU officials investigate Ireland’s books

As Ireland looks set to accept a multi-billion euro loan, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and EU officials have commenced their investigation of Ireland’s bank books. Yesterday, Governor of the Irish central bank, Patrick Honohan, said the country is expected to accept a “very substantial loan”. The news comes as speculation has been mounting all [...]

November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments More
David Cameron heads to China for trade talks

David Cameron heads to China for trade talks

British Prime Minister David Cameron will head to China for trade talks, in a move designed to strengthen business with Beijing. Business secretary, Vince Cable, and Chancellor George Osborne have already met with ministers which will see the start of three days of negotiations, with the intention of forming a “much stronger” relationship with China. [...]

November 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PM refuses to stand down on housing benefit cuts

PM refuses to stand down on housing benefit cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron has stood firm over his Government’s plan to cut housing benefits. The opposition claimed the policy was a “complete shambles” but the PM defended the moves and said: “These are difficult changes but I think it is right.” The proposals include ending the “council housing for life”, which means tenants in [...]

October 28, 2010 | 5 Comments More
David Cameron delivers speech at CBI annual conference

David Cameron delivers speech at CBI annual conference

Prime Minister David Cameron has delivered a speech today at the CBI’s annual conference and has outlined a “strategy for growth” for Britain’s private sector - just days after his Government unveiled its harsh Comprehensive Spending Review. The spending cuts introduced by the Coalition Government have received mixed responses; many have been critical of them [...]

October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PM to deliver speech about the economy

PM to deliver speech about the economy

David Cameron is to deliver a speech today at the CBI’s annual conference and is expected to defend the recent spending cuts, while pledging to create a “new economic dynamism” in Britain. The Prime Minister intends to boost business confidence and growth and is expected to say: “This is an incredible opportunity for Britain - [...]

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Cameron: Budget problems worse than thought

Cameron: Budget problems worse than thought

In a major speech in Milton Keynes this morning, Prime Minister David Cameron said the budget problems are even worse than thought and has laid the blame with the former Government. His speech, which comes ahead of the emergency budget on 22 June, issued a stark warning about the painful spending cuts which his Government [...]

June 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PM to warn of painful spending cuts

PM to warn of painful spending cuts

In a major speech in Milton Keynes this morning, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to issue a stark warning about the painful spending cuts which his Government is to implement in the years to come. Mr Cameron is expected to say: “The decisions we make will affect every single person in our country. And [...]

Cameron explains “the purpose behind the pain”

Cameron explains “the purpose behind the pain”

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Prime Minister David Cameron said action needed to be taken to deal with the “huge amount of debt” but promised to explain “the purpose behind the pain”. He said: “The country has got an overdraft. The interest on that overdraft is swallowing up things that the nation should [...]

June 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Cameron pledges to “transform our economy”

Cameron pledges to “transform our economy”

In his first major speech since becoming Prime Minister David Cameron has today promised to “transform our economy” and make the next decade the “most entrepreneurial and dynamic in our history”. Outlining the Government’s strategy for economic growth, he has also pledged to help firms by cutting red tape, improving trade and transport links and [...]

May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Cameron concerned for rising inflation

Cameron concerned for rising inflation

Prime Minister David Cameron has today said the Bank of England needs to set interest rates in order to control inflation. UK inflation rose to 3.7% in April – the highest level in 17 months and far exceeding the 2% target. The rise was boosted by food, fuel and clothing price gains. Annual food inflation [...]

Cameron: “We were right not to join the euro”

Cameron: “We were right not to join the euro”

David Cameron, Britain’s new Prime Minister, has defended the former Government’s decision to keep Britain out of the euro. On his first overseas trip since becoming PM, Mr Cameron met French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday. Today, he will travel to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Cameron [...]

May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment total highest since December 1994

UK unemployment total highest since December 1994

May 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Cameron becomes PM as Brown resigns

Cameron becomes PM as Brown resigns

Conservative leader David Cameron, 43, has become Britain’s youngest Prime Minister in almost 200 years following Gordon Brown’s resignation after 13 years of Labour rule. Mr Cameron will now form a coalition Government with the Liberal Democrats, which represents the first such Government in the UK for 70 years. Announcing his resignation, Prime Minister, Gordon [...]

PM warns against early withdrawal of stimulus measures

PM warns against early withdrawal of stimulus measures

Speaking today at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Prime Minister Gordon Brown told business leaders that in order to sustain economic recovery, financial stimulus measures will be kept in place for as long as necessary. The PM warned that economic recovery would be put at risk if official support was [...]

November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
AA predicts ‘Himalayan peak’ in bike theft

AA predicts ‘Himalayan peak’ in bike theft

AA Insurance has warned of a ‘Himalayan peak’ in the number of bikes stolen this summer as the recession makes bicycles an increasingly attractive easy target for thieves. Bike sales have surged in recent months as credit crunched Brits seek cheaper ways to get around town. Meanwhile, June to October is traditionally the busiest time [...]

May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More