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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Thursday 30 December 2010
The Government today fought off a legal challenge against new minimum wage legislation which comes into force on New Year's Day.
Thursday 09 December 2010
British women in their twenties have smashed the glass ceiling and are now being paid more than their male counterparts – reversing the traditional "gender gap" in pay for the first time. This is the only age group for which this is true.
Thursday 25 November 2010
Restaurants were accused yesterday of exploiting a loophole in a new law designed to ensure that staff receive the tips left by customers. In 2008, the Labour government bowed to The Independent's "fair tips" campaign by banning employers from counting tips towards the national minimum wage.
Friday 01 October 2010
Retailers have urged the Government to limit next year's increase in the minimum wage to enable them to carry on creating jobs.
Thursday 30 September 2010
The national minimum wage will increase by 13p an hour to £5.93 today, benefiting an estimated one million mainly women workers.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
He won the leadership, according to some people, because the unions levered him in with their wily ways. The sneaky trick they used this time was to give their members a vote each, who then acted in their usual selfish fashion by voting for the candidate they preferred. So it must be time for new legislation that compels the unions to be more democratic, by making them vote for the candidate that certain newspapers prefer.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
More than five million people in the UK earn less than a low pay threshold, highlighting the huge level of wage inequality in the country, according to a new report today.
Saturday 04 September 2010
JD Wetherspoon unveiled plans to create 1,000 jobs for school leavers aged 16 and 17 yesterday.
Monday 21 June 2010
The Government today confirmed increases to the national minimum wage, which will see the adult rate rise to £5.93 an hour in October.
Monday 14 June 2010
Private homecare workers were being "exploited", effectively paid below the minimum wage and with little or no training, a leading trade union claimed today.
Friday 02 April 2010
Outlook Senior business folk would be well-advised to think carefully before weighing into the political debate in the partisan way we have seen over the past couple of days. It is one thing to express your views, but quite another to allow yourself to be used by a political party keen to be endorsed by those with influence.
Friday 12 February 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Over the past decade, the Government has worked tirelessly to build a fairer, more equal society. A society where a person's chances and opportunities in life are determined solely by their talent and effort – not by their class, gender, religion, sexuality or race.
Thursday 03 December 2009
Hospitality employers are still abusing the tips system despite Government moves to stop them being counted as part of workers' wages, a leading union claimed today.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water