Realistic approach to UK low-pay problem

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Unfunded tax cuts provide no lasting solution to weak wage growth

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

Public finance is both a moral and a technical challenge

The UK faces a harsh choice, because the economy is roughly a sixth smaller than expected

Law firm sues RP Martin over Libor bill

Broker allegedly failed to settle investigation fees

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Tactic of ‘lean against the wind’ has failed Sweden

The Riksbank erred when it tightened policy to fight a housing bubble

Largest economies must fix the eurozone

Only peer pressure, opprobrium and fear will shake leaders up, write Olli Rehn and Jean Arthuis

Winners of probation contracts announced

Two groups awarded more than half the £450m annual work

SNP’s new leader promises to build ‘unity’

Sturgeon reaches out to Scots who rejected independence

Collapse of EU referendum bill sparks row

Lib Dems claim Conservatives deliberately sabotaged legislation

Public sector redundancy rules shake-up

Executives who are reappointed would have to return pay-offs

Niche financial firms to try Aim floats

Mortgage Advice Bureau and Haversham brave choppy markets

Twin blows trigger €55m losses for TNT

Dutch group warns poor European trading abetting poor performance

US law firms muscle in on UK

Results underscore improving market for sector

Brussels seeks compromise in budget row

Italy and France need to amend plans to fit rules by Wednesday

Aim stock WYG tipped to make rapid gains

Project manager stayed the banks’ hand and survived recession

Endless’s wait for stationery deal is over

Private equity firm buys office supply group for £19m plus debt

The risk that QE will generate inequality

Asset prices have risen but this cannot affect central bank policy

Tax threat to pension cash withdrawals

Providers may have to levy ‘emergency code’

City Insider: Horlick pushes P2P

The latest venture from the entrepreneur

Osborne to back ‘northern powerhouse’

Greater control, rather than tax powers, to be handed to region


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