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Think tank calls for council housing sell off

Think tank calls for council housing sell off

The Policy Exchange, a leading UK think tank, is calling for expensive social housing to be sold as it becomes vacant. This could raise £4.5 billion a year and the money could be used to create the largest social house building programme since the 1970s, the think tank suggests in a new report. Between 80,000 [...]

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
BoE expected to keep interest rates on hold tomorrow

BoE expected to keep interest rates on hold tomorrow

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is tomorrow expected to keep UK interest rates on hold at the historically low level of 0.5% for the 19th consecutive month. Many economists expect no movement on interest rates until early 2011. Meanwhile, all nine members of the MPC are expected to keep the quantitative easing [...]

September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Sharp interest rate rises on the way, predicts think tank

Sharp interest rate rises on the way, predicts think tank

Influential think tank, the Policy Exchange, has warned interest rates may be hiked to 8% by 2012, in order to combat stubbornly high inflation. Interest rates remain at the 300-year record low of 0.5% - where they have been since March 2009 - in order to boost the economy and bring it out of recession. [...]

August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Think tank claims 6m adults will be claiming benefits

Think tank claims 6m adults will be claiming benefits

The Policy Exchange believes that the number of British adults claiming benefits will reach 6 million later this month, primarily due to rising unemployment amid the recession. The think tank, which has made its projection on the basis of Department of Work and Pensions benefits data, said around 1.4 million people are claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance, [...]

August 18, 2009 | 1 Comment More