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Monday 17 December 2012
Trade unions need to reinvent themselves in the eyes of the public as organisations that are not about strikes and industrial disputes but about helping the economy to grow, the outgoing head of the Trades Union Congress has warned.
Monday 03 December 2012
'Some households could lose up to £2,000 a year'
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The Government today defended its flagship employment scheme against fierce criticism after new figures showed only 3.5% of those taking part had found sustainable jobs.
Saturday 10 November 2012
There are more than 250,000 claimants aged 35 to 44, and 83,000 between 18 and 24
Sunday 21 October 2012
Tens of thousands marched against government cuts in London, Glasgow and Belfast yesterday
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Trades unions and employees gave a cautious welcome to the new workplace pensions scheme which began yesterday. People working for firms with more than 120,000 employees are now automatically enrolled in schemes to help them save for retirement.
Monday 01 October 2012
A landmark scheme to automatically place millions of people into workplace pensions is now under way, with many workers saving for their future for less than the cost of a weekly pint of beer.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
A Treasury minister who said it was “morally wrong” for householders to pay tradesmen in cash for a discount came under fire today from a body representing plumbers, builders and electricians.
Monday 23 July 2012
Cowboy tax advisers who use avoidance schemes that push the law to its limits will be named and shamed, the Government said today.
Friday 13 July 2012
The Government sparked controversy today by announcing a fee of up to £1,200 for taking claims to an employment tribunal.
Friday 13 July 2012
The UK's wealth gap is widening as a growing pensions apartheid leaves the poorest with retirement pots worth just a fraction of the rich, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said yesterday.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
The Government announced moves today to promote employee ownership and make it easier for people to run their own business.
Friday 11 May 2012
The cost of living has been rising more quickly for the poorest households as a result of higher energy and food bills, according to new research.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
There were fresh calls for the Government to scale back its austerity measures today after figures confirmed the UK had returned to recession.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Unions questioned official figures today showing an 8% gap in the average hourly pay of public and private sector workers, warning that the figures could now be "widely misused."
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