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Statistics watchdog: PM repeatedly misled Parliament on child poverty

The Office for Statistics Regulation said Boris Johnson has repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures.

Over 600,000 shielding workers ‘may be put at risk’ tomorrow as the govt lifts restrictions on workplaces

Clinically vulnerable workers will no longer be 'shielded' as from tomorrow.

Lack of childcare key to redundancies among mothers, research finds

Over half of women cannot access the childcare they need to work, raising fears of further redundancies to come.

Chancellor announces austerity in same week as public sector pay increase

Despite warnings from think tanks and economists, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told the public sector to brace for austerity.

RMT warns govt laying roots for underground privatisation

The rail union is suspicious of a government review that could allow for future privatisation.

Women told to dress ‘sexy’ and sacked for being pregnant during lockdown

Sexist attitudes are being exposed by employer's attitudes during the pandemic.

MPs “astonished” by govt’s lack of economic planning, as inequality gaps widen

Regional inequalities are expected to grow as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, with young people the hardest hit.

TUC publishes ‘better recovery’ plan to prevent jobs crisis

Union leaders have warned that without urgent action, unemployment could hit the levels of 1980s mass joblessness.

Workers will be taxed for Covid test

Forcing workers to pay income tax on Covid-19 tests will disincentivise their usage and pose a public health risk, Chancellor warned.

Teaching unions urge govt to ensure schools are Covid-secure before reopening

Four unions have expressed their concerns about an apparent lack of scientific evidence behind the government's latest guidance.

Unemployment expected to grow by 3.5m

New research by the Bank of England has predicted that one in ten people will be out of work by the end of the year.

NEU stands up to Education Secretary’s “clumsy” criticisms of workers’ voice

Gavin Williamson branded the teaching union the "no education union" while promising a crackdown on workers' voice to backbench MPs.
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