Tag: ONS

ConDem VAT hike hits poor hardest

The rise in VAT introduced by the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government has hit poorest families harder than wealthier ones the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have suggested. During the General Election last year, the Liberal Democrats had run a campaign warning voters that the Conservatives would deliver a VAT ‘bombshell’ which would…

1970's Revival Grips Eastleigh Residents!!

Data just released by the Office for National Satistics show Eastleigh residents are in the grip of a 1970’s revival as up to 2000 people struggle to live on £64.30 a week. That is all the former Railway Towns jobseekers, the number of which has almost doubled in the last year, have to look forward…