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Real living wage rises to £9/£10.55

05 November 2018

The real living wage – the amount a person needs to earn to afford basic living costs – has increased by 25p to £9 an hour outside of London and by 35p to £10.55 in the capital.

UN investigates impact of austerity

05 November 2018

Special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations, Philip Alston, today begins a two-week investigation into the impact of austerity in the UK.

Autumn budget gives little to the many and more to the few

30 October 2018

Theresa May's promise that the Autumn budget would signal the "end of austerity" was viewed with suspicion from the very start, and for many, Chancellor Philip Hammond's speech yesterday only reinforced their view that the government won't put its money where its mouth is when it comes to public services.

Uber leaves drivers '£18,000 Out Of Pocket' as it fights legal judgment

29 October 2018

Uber has left its drivers £18,000 out of pocket over the last two years as it continues to fight an Employment Tribunal judgment that its drivers are "workers", not "independent contractors", and therefore eligible for basic rights like the minimum wage and holiday pay.

Over one in five workers paid less than cost of living, research shows

29 October 2018

More than one in five workers are now being paid less than the "real" living wage, according to new research from the Living Wage Foundation.

Govt ignored warnings public sector pay cap would push children into poverty, document reveals

29 October 2018

The government ignored warnings that the public sector pay cap would push children in working families below the poverty line, a new document uncovered by GMB has revealed.

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