Start Up Loan Scheme passes 75,000 mark

The UK Government-owned British Business Bank has issued its 75,000th loan through its Start Up Loans programme, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses across the UK since its launch in 2012.

Cllr Jeff Hailes: Calling out Labour's hypocrisy

Perhaps our ‘democracy loving’ Labour councillors in Egremont; could explain how even though she came last in the most recent public poll - by a notable margin - Elaine Woodburn is once again an Egremont Town Councillor.

A pay rise for public sector workers

We’ve announced that almost 900,000 public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, will see above-inflation pay rises.