'Most don't benefit' from recovery

Empty pocketMost people do not believe they are benefiting from economic recovery and have no faith in the private sector running public services such as the Royal Mail, according to a new report.

Four out of five do not feel they are better off from the improving economy , a survey of more than 1,700 adults by union-supported think tank the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) found.
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Two-thirds said they were not confident that enough has been done to prevent a repeat of the financial crash of 2008.

The poll also found that two out of three people wanted the Royal Mail, energy and railways to be in the public sector.

Steve Hart, chairman of Class, said: "This poll shows people are hungry for new ideas. They don't want to vote for a manifesto based upon fear and division.

"The party that is brave enough to put forward a set of policies that really improve the living standards of ordinary people will win the key to No 10 in 2015."
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