The transparent attempt by the government to selectively reinterpret the data so as to downplay the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is frankly rather alarming.
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Figures out today show that despite the economy being in recovery disposable income remains stuck where is was in 2005, reflecting real falls in wages.
The UK government is failing to implement EU laws, resulting in tens of thousands of agency workers paid less than permanent staff doing the same job, says the TUC.
The future of young people and the British economy are intertwined and inseparable; however, the future of both is uncertain.
A new report by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) casts further light on the extent to which families are struggling financially across the country.
The latest labour market statistics show some encouraging signs, but the headline figures disguise serious weakness.
The media might be talking about “booming Britain”, but the reality for millions of workers is very different. New data shows how far wages have fallen in the UK.
There has been much discussion of the merits of prioritising ‘pre-distribution’ – of attempting to achieve a more equal distribution of the cake before turning to ‘redistribution’ through tax and benefits.
President Obama has announced the suspension of ‘trade privileges’ for Bangladesh following the recent tragedies in the garment industry, notably at Rana Plaza and Tarzeen Fashions, where over 1,300 workers have died in building collapses and fires.
Today’s employment figures include a couple of headlines the government will be grateful for and what seems like an improvement on the pay front. But when you look at the labour market from a slightly longer perspective, the picture is less brilliant.