Tag Archives: Cost of Living

Improving pay is only half of the cost of living story

Do you feel better off? This is going to be the key question as the general election approaches in 2015. The latest salvo in the battle about living standards came last night as the government published some analysis of take … Continue reading

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Why no party can afford to ignore the cost of living

Has the penny dropped? David Cameron told The Spectator this week a Conservative majority would ‘go further’ on getting more people out of poverty. His intervention was timely: figures this week showed over half of all people in poverty – … Continue reading

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Nick’s Podcast #CPC13 – Wednesday – Modernisers become mainstream

Today is the last day of the Conservative Party Conference. It is also the last “Nick’s Fringe” podcast. Conference this year has been good, and for this I would like to thank Ed Miliband. His partisan speech has focused delegate’s … Continue reading

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Nick’s Fringe Podcast #CPC13 – Monday Edition – The cost of living question

Today’s podcast looks at how the Conservatives can win the next election. Ed Miliband’s speech seems to have focused Conservative minds onto what needs to be done to win the next election. All big political parties are, to use a … Continue reading

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I will survive! But how will I live?

If you were trying to establish the minimum housing space that families require in Britain today, how useful do you think it would be to see how many people you could fit into a red telephone box? This may seem … Continue reading

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