Norther Ireland already receives more than a fifth more public spending per head than the UK-wide average. The additional spending announced on Monday will increase this discrepancy further
The annual growth in consumer spending slowed to 5.1 per cent in the month, the weakest growth rate since October 2015
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In order to tackle inequality in the UK we need to accept that most homeowners' wealth is down to luck, and should be taxed accordingly
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The Government announced yesterday that it will provide 68 permanent new homes to house those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
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The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, is ready to vote for an increase in UK interest rates "relatively soon".