Once the voice of the more civilised wing of the party, the think-tank is now firmly in the Let’s Get Nasty Again tendency
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Friday 17 January 2014
George Osborne was facing a backlash from business leader today over his support for a sharp increase in the value of the national minimum wage.
Thursday 16 January 2014
George Osborne pre-empts Ed Miliband speech on economy, but Lib Dems say Treasury ignored repeated calls for increase
Thursday 09 January 2014
Chancellor says he wants to see low-paid workers' earnings rising, but not at the cost of jobs
Lib Dems accuse Tories of 'stealing' their policy as George Osborne prepares to approve above-inflation rise in minimum wage
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The Conservatives opposed Labour's decision to bring in the minimum wage in 1999, predicting wrongly that it could cost two million jobs
Monday 30 December 2013
CBI warns the number of workers on minimum wage is "a serious challenge"
Monday 30 December 2013
The head of the CBI will today call for companies to start paying their staff more, saying the large number of people working for the minimum wage is a “serious challenge” that business and the Government must address.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Tougher action is needed to enforce the national minimum wage and tackle rogue employers who refuse to pay the statutory rate, a new report has urged.
Monday 11 November 2013
Enforcement action taken against two employers not paying minimum wage during London Fashion Week
National Living Wage Week: How can big companies, earning big profits, keep paying such little wages?
Thursday 07 November 2013
This isn't about paying people to subsidise extravagant lifestyles. Far from it
Friday 11 October 2013
Social care is among the lowest paid sectors in the economy, but we exploit their goodwill. An overhaul is needed, not just a sticking plaster
Sunday 06 October 2013
German leader’s potential coalition partners seek concessions before forming a government
Labour Party conference: Ed Miliband says he would force firms that hire foreign workers to take on British apprentices
Sunday 22 September 2013
Ed Miliband also pledges to 'crack down' on companies that fail to pay the minimum wage.
Sunday 15 September 2013
The Deputy Prime Minister outlines policy to exempt minimum wage workers from paying income tax
Saturday 07 September 2013
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Major U-turn by Conservatives who opposed Labour’s decision 15 years ago
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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