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One in four 'gig' workers earn less than NMW

09 February 2018

A quarter of people working in the gig economy earn less than the National Minimum Wage, a new government-commissioned report has shown.

Social care expert responds to NAO report: care can be improved through fair pay and conditions for carers

08 February 2018

The National Audit Office (NAO) today revealed an increase in emergency admissions of 87,000 in 2015-16, massively overshooting the government's target of a 106,000 reduction in admissions and costing £311 million in additional funds.

Govt responds to Taylor Review; holds back from full reforms

07 February 2018

The government has responded to the Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices, saying it will change legislation to improve workers' awareness of their rights and go further to punish employers who do not comply.

Part-time workers see 'virtually no' wage progression, fueling gender pay gap

06 February 2018

Part-time workers see virtually no hourly wage progression and, as women account for most people on reduced hours, this is a significant driver behind the persistence of the gender pay gap.

377 made redundant following Carillion collapse

02 February 2018

The Official Receiver managing the liquidation of the Carillion group has announced that 377 workers will lose their jobs through redundancy.

"Crisis brewing" as job stresses force teachers to drop out, MPs warn

02 February 2018

The stresses teachers face at work is causing many to leave the profession, leading to a shortage, MPs have warned in a new report.

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