Number stuck on low pay grows, as nearly 1 in 5 paid less than Real Living Wage

06 November 2017

Almost one in five workers in the UK are paid less than the Real Living Wage, new research has shown.

UK drags behind developed world on income equality for women

03 November 2017

The UK has been ranked 53rd in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report of 144 countries when it comes to economic participation and opportunity.

Govt launches scheme to 'encourage' employers to pay social care workers minimum wage

03 November 2017

Lifting its recent amnesty on the enforcement of minimum wage for social care employers, the government has launched a new programme to encourage providers to provide back pay to workers that have been illegally underpaid.

Seven years of austerity later, public spending has not decreased, says IFS report

01 November 2017

A new report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has revealed that seven years of austerity has not accomplished its aim of reducing public spending.

NHS Chiefs beg for end to pay restraint; but Hunt demands increase in productivity

01 November 2017

The heads of health and social are bodies across the UK have written to the Chancellor outlining the urgent need for funding to the NHS and an end to pay restraint, but Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said wage rises will likely be focused on sectors that show "improved productivity".

Brexit Minister spoke in favour of scrapping EU-derived workers' rights

01 November 2017

Brexit Minister Lord Martin Callanan has been exposed by Political Scrapbook saying EU-derived workers' rights should be scrapped.

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