More woe for NHS staff, as 50,000 job cuts have recently been announced.

Announcements have been made recently that a further 50,000 jobs are to be shed across the National Health Service.

Health campaigners have concerns that the redundancies will include doctors, nurses and midwives. This is in direct contrast with announcements made towards the end of last year which were forecast at far less than the figures given.

The news has come on top of the government curtailing spending by the NHS, who in turn are putting further pressure on their managers to find even more savings due to increasing demands on the budgets provided to the whole sector.… Read the rest

 

Inflation in the UK has risen steadily over the last year. The Bank of England have confirmed that action will need to be taken in order to control further increases. A suggested raise in current interest rates has increased the concerns facing most UK households.

A majority of individuals do not pay attention to what percentage rate UK inflation fluctuates at. What triggers their interest and raises alarm bells is the continuing increase in normal living expenses, fuel, food shopping, travel and heating costs are all telltale signs.

With most families already reigning in spending, increased costs of living expenses is pushing most people to the limits of their budgets.

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The UK’s biggest banks have signed an agreement with the government this week. Many say that this is just what is required in order to help small business in this very difficult trading period.

The landmark agreement which has been signed by HSBC Bank, Barclays Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander is designed to provide business with