While the PM hails figures showing 750 homes have already been bought under the scheme, Labour remains focused on increasing building from its post-war low.
The Tories are hailing the UK's projected growth while promoting policies that would strangle it.
The rich are getting richer to an extent that is breaking our society – and our economy – apart.
Was there any good news from the figures?
As southern European countries rack up record debts, Helmut Kohl has told friends “Merkel is destroying my Europe”.
There is one example when they did . . .
Including, when will living standards start to rise, will there be new money for the NHS and how much more austerity is Osborne planning?
The UK fast becoming a stand-out developed economy performer. Growth is heading into 2014 at a healthy 3 to 4 per cent, even in the face of Osborne’s austerity.
Improvements to Tube are badly needed. Official projections show London’s population is growing by 2,000 every eight days. Getting more out of our existing infrastructure is essential to keeping London competitive and keeping its economy thriving.
"Britain simply won’t be able to tackle the cost-of-living crisis that we currently face – or build the strong economy that we need to take us to a more prosperous future – unless we build more homes."
The tax burden on high-earning individuals has gone up not because politicians have been taking them for all that they’ve got, but because they’re the ones earning all the money in the first place.
The Bank is still underestimating the strength of the recovery - and its latest report, puzzlingly, contained large changes to its expectations for both unemployment and inflation.
The success of the state-run East Coast Main Line proves it's time to bring the other rail franchises under public control.
Unless we can reverse this financialisation and create a healthier basis for growth, the prospects for working people look grim.
Last year, there were more than 700,000 homes in England standing empty. Finally, something is being done about it.
Advocates of HFT argue that it provides additional liquidity and so narrows the gap between buying and selling prices. Yet when market conditions turn adverse, HFT firms can switch off their robo-traders and then liquidity vanishes – as we saw in the “fla
The spike in tax receipts was caused by individuals deferring income and bonuses to benefit from the new 45p rate, not a surge in earnings.
The new inflation figures show that it is under-indexation that will drive up child poverty rates inexorably.
HMRC figures show a drastic reduction in Corporation Tax contributions since the financial crash – on average just £3.3billion a year, even when the paltry Bank Levy is included. To put this in context, the finance sector shelled out £14 billion in bonuse
Our working week is a relic of another time when women were expected to stay in the home. We have to change that.
Policy-makers in London and South Korea want to crack down on fried chicken shops, but for two very different reasons
March of the makers.
The Bank of England governor tells MPs what George Osborne doesn't want you to hear.
In defiance of 96% of Royal Mail workers, ministers hope to complete the sell-off in advance of a nationwide strike.
Britain is awash with debt, while government policy encourages inflation. But theoretical inflation sorts a lot of stuff out, while actual inflation will hurt.
Maybe our tin-headed overlords will just become another set of tools on the job.
You need to be pretty lucky to make the most of it.
There's a copyright in playlists, argues the dance music label, and Alex Hern agrees.
A prominent futurist has predicted that in just forty years, we'll be able to produce anything from the basic building-blocks of matter itself.
Tax avoidance is now endemic, with companies and the wealthy often paying derisory amounts of tax. Public anger has so far met with hollow rhetoric, handwringing and vested interest rationalisations. Robust steps to stamp it out are needed.