Millions of people currently entitled to the state second pension will be worse off as a result of the government’s pension changes, the TUC has claimed. A TUC report says that anyone with a long working history is likely to lose out, by as much as £2,000 a year. The second state pension will be…Details
China’s manufacturing sector saw mixed fortunes in July, underlining concerns of a slowdown in its economy. The official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which surveys bigger firms, rose to 50.3 in July from 50.1 in June. However, HSBC’s PMI, which tracks smaller firms, fell to 47.7 from 48.2 in June. The PMI is a key indicator…Details
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has left interest rates at 0.5%. It has kept the key borrowing rate at that level since March 2009. The MPC also said it would make no change to the £375bn of monetary stimulus it is providing through its quantitative easing programme (QE). Unlike last month’s interest rate…Details
The inaugural weekly meeting of SBN Waterloo branch will commence on the 8th of August.
Venue will be confirmed ASAP