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Govt 'discussing' end to public sector pay cap

03 July 2017

It seems there are more u-turns ahead for the Tories as pressure mounts on the government to end the 1% cap on public sector pay rises.

Taylor 'supports continuation of gig economy'

30 June 2017

Government jobs tsar Matthew Taylor has told the Trades Union Congress that the UK’s labour market is the “envy” of other European countries, according to the Telegraph.

NHS blood service admits couriers are "workers"

30 June 2017

In the latest in a string of cases contesting the employment status of people taking jobs as part of the so-called "gig economy", an NHS blood service provider has admitted its couriers were unlawfully misclassified as "independent contractors".

BoE economist blames 'low productivity' firms for wage squeeze

30 June 2017

Bank of England Economist Andy Haldane told BBC's Newsnight that the growth of "low productivity businesses" has been a key factor driving the fall in real wages across the UK.

Public opinion shifts against austerity, study shows

30 June 2017

The Tories' jubilation over the continued freeze on emergency service workers' pay reveals the party is out of touch with public opinion, as a new study shows the tide has turned against austerity.

Tories vote down Labour motion to 'end austerity and make society more equal'

30 June 2017

Tory MPs yesterday voted down a Labour motion to “end austerity … and make society more equal”.

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