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Peter Spencer

Peter Spencer has been a Sky News Political Correspondent since 1991. Before taking on his current role, Spencer worked as a newspaper journalist and ... More »Peter Spencer has been a Sky News Political Correspondent since 1991. Before taking on his current role, Spencer worked as a newspaper journalist and for British Satellite Broadcasting. Peter’s career began as a reporter on his local paper in Essex and later a the Fleet Street News Agency, He has also worked as a reporter and a sub-editor for three national titles and a London evening paper. During the 1970s he worked in radio journalism, for IRN and LBC. In 1990 Peter joined BSB as producer of the satirical programme Left, Right, and Centre. Upon the merger of Sky and BSB, he became a political correspondent with Sky News. He continues to hold this position today, often appearing at weekends. He has also written articles published in The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, BBC News, and The Sunday Telegraph. Spencer is a grandfather and has been married more than once. His mother is half French and his father half Irish. [ Wikipedia ]

Forecasters predict export boom to boost George Osborne

Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to the Club, said: ‘It is looking much more positive and we are unlikely to see a repeat of 2011 when confidence was crushed by the euro crisis.’ But the most welcome facet of the report for the Chancellor will be its emphasis on the export recovery...

BBC News UK consumers set to 'loosen their belts' this year

Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to the Ernst & Young Item Club, said the UK "has essentially returned to relying on the consumer to drive economic growth". Spending on entertainment and leisure is expected to grow by 5.9% this year, as shoppers splash out on TVs, tablet computers...

Gloom for retailers as Tesco braces itself for profits fall and cold snap puts sales on freeze

Item's chief economic adviser Peter Spencer said: ‘Consumers have been burnt by the experience of the recession and are much more cautious with their finances. Households are likely to continue paying down debt rather than racking up huge credit card bills.’ He added: 'We should start to ...

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Some Rockaway residents irate with Rapid Repairs' work, including malfunctioning boilers

“I just want it fixed, that’s all.” Rapid Repairs spokesman Peter Spencer defended the agency’s track record and said workers were dispatched to Lamadore’s house on Tuesday. “You cannot fix nearly 20,000 homes and expect no one will have a problem or a complaint,” Spencer said. ...

City’s Rapid Repairs leaves Brooklyn storm victims in demolished homes

About 1,000 houses are being worked on or repairs are complete, said Peter Spencer, spokesman for the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery. “We are ramping up our efforts constantly to get to all of these homes as soon as possible,” Spencer said. After the News asked about Fuchs’ ...

Item Club blasts 'complacent' ministers and warns price rises will continue to outstrip wages

‘The clouds of uncertainty are clearing,’ said Professor Peter Spencer, Item’s chief economic adviser, ‘but only to reveal a low-growth landscape inhabited by consumers and producers who lack confidence and policymakers who lack initiative. Item, which is sponsored by accountant Ernst & ...

'Double Burden' Puts The Squeeze On Consumers

Item Club chief economic adviser Peter Spencer said the UK is relying heavily on the high street to come to the rescue. He added: "The fundamentals are in place to enable this to happen. Inflation is coming back to heel, private sector employment is holding up, and the housing market ...

Fred Done Manchester United interview: The best bits

In an emotional interview with Manchester Evening News sport editor Peter Spencer he admits how much the stuttering champions' slumping season is breaking his heart, and how the Reds could do worse than take a leaf out of bitter rivals City's book. Here are some of the best bits: ...

Growth in Britain expected to hit 1.4% this year

Professor Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to the Item Club, said one of the most important reasons for the upturn in sentiment and spending was the government’s initiatives to get the housing market moving again. Coming to the aid of George Osborne, chancellor, who has been under ...

Interest rates won't go up for 15 months say top forecasters

Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to the Item Club, said the FCA’s powers to police mortgage lending would ‘head off problems when interest rates rise’. In another boost for the Chancellor, the Item Club will brush aside suggestions that the Treasury’s controversial Help to Buy ...

Bank of England Inflation Report: no rate hike while recovery remains 'unsustainable and unbalanced'...

In short, the Bank has set themselves a much more complex task," said Peter Spencer, senior economic adviser to the EY ITEM Club. “Carney has insisted that rates will remain low for some time, which should put to bed the uncertainty surrounding the immediate path of monetary policy. But ...

EY ITEM Club: Fears of house price bubble are just 'hysteria'

Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to EY ITEM, said: ‘Despite recent criticism of these initiatives, the chances of seeing another housing market bubble are extremely slim. The report will highlight how rising consumer spending, which is increasing faster than incomes, is the key ...

Is spending on HS2 a route to success?

Looking on the bright side, Professor Peter Spencer of York University, said: ‘Our country is so small and our infrastructure so creaky that it is hard to think of a project that would not be beneficial in some way.’ Maybe. But if spending like mad on roads, airports and other big ...

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City wasting Hurricane Sandy FEMA cash on roach-infested hotels and single room occupancies

The Recovery office spokesman Peter Spencer said the city has received only a handful of complaints from tenants at the rooms found by The News: “All those locations have been determined to be safe and the city continues to provide case management services to address any issues that ...

Cameron's 'Rehab Revolution' To Cut Crime

Sky's political correspondent Peter Spencer said: "Mr Cameron's plan today is to seriously try to change the subject from his travails over Andrew Mitchell and the 'Plebgate' affair with a major speech on crime and punishment and rehabilitation. While placing a greater emphasis on ...

Cameron Makes Veto Pledge On EU Budget

David Cameron vows to use Britain's veto to block the EU budget if it is not in the UK interest as his party's conference opens. David Cameron has said he would use Britain's "veto" a second time if he feels Europe's seven-year spending plan is too high. As the Conservative Party conference ...

Poll: Clegg Unpopular With Lib Dems

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg must try to win over the party faithful at their annual conference in Brighton, Sky's Peter Spencer reports...

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BBC News UK economy to see return to growth, says Item Club

Peter Spencer, chief economic adviser to the Item Club, said: "Spiralling inflation has cut real wages by 7.5% over the last four years, but the squeeze is almost over. "Inflation is now coming back to heel, helped by the chancellor's decision to postpone the increase in fuel duty...

Sterling soars after Bank rips up 'forward guidance' on interest rates

Peter Spencer, senior economic adviser to the EY Item Club, said the move was ‘inevitable with the recent improvement in unemployment having forced Mark Carney’s hand’. Carney defended the policy, however, as the Bank raised its economic growth forecasts for 2014 from 2.8 per cent to 3.4 ...

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Judge orders wider Assembly probe to include Silver's OK of secret Vito Lopez sex harass settlement...

Donovan spokesman Peter Spencer declined comment. Lopez has denied he sexually harassed anyone and says the claims are politically motivated. He has refused requests by Silver and other top Democratic leaders to resign. The Assembly ethics committee censured him on Aug. 24. Silver, the ...

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