Government vows to cut youth joblessness

Minister pledges 15% reduction in next 10 years

Rail manufacturing returns to north-east

Hitachi opens £82m County Durham plant

Chote nominated for second term at OBR

Review recommends expanding remit of fiscal watchdog

Academics lash ‘damaging’ Corbynomics

Economists say in letter to FT that policies not thought through

Javid to cut business and student support

Minister believes industry should take more responsibility

Zero-hours contracts refuse to fade away

Rise of fifth in the past year to 2.4 per cent of the workforce

UK output hit by sterling and China fears

Fall in PMI raises concerns for rebalancing of economy

Employers call for quality apprenticeships

Fears that preoccupation with 3m target will not fix skills gap

Osborne is shown generous way to surplus

Goals are achievable with fewer cuts, says think-tank

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