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.
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Friday 06 June 2008
Gordon Brown said the Government would do "everything in our power" to improve conditions for the armed forces after General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the Army, compared the pay of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to that of traffic wardens.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Thursday 24 April 2008
Chancellor Alistair Darling said today that he hoped to come forward with details of the compensation package, rushed forward yesterday to avert a backbench revolt over the scrapping of the 10p tax band, in the "reasonably near future".
Sunday 13 April 2008
Sunday 09 March 2008
From October, the national minimum wage for people over 21 will go up by an above inflation 3.8 per cent, from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour. The rises for younger workers will also exceed inflation. For 18- to 21-year-olds the rate will be £4.77, up from £4.60, while 16- to 17-year-olds will get £3.53, up from £3.40.
Thursday 06 March 2008
The first-ever strike by coastguards led to the closure of rescue centres across the country today.
Wednesday 05 March 2008
The minimum wage will rise to £5.73 from October, the Prime Minister announced to Labour cheers in the Commons today.
Friday 25 January 2008
Saturday 24 February 2007
Brian Noble today goes back to Odsal for the first time since leaving Bradford. The Wigan coach leftthe club, at which he had spent three decades, last season amid controversy but says he is looking forward to his return.
Monday 05 June 2006
Japan has long been a principal market for Western classical music. In the Thirties, stars such as Heifetz, Feuermann and Rubinstein were regular visitors. The Japanese appetite for the Baroque was highly developed then and remains so.
Wednesday 17 May 2006
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail