Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Labour conference 2014: why Britain needs a higher minimum wage

Ed Miliband ncr 3j

Ensuring a minimum wage of £8 an hour will mean the low paid seeing some of the benefits of the economic recovery.

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The message to Chuka Umunna and his shadow BIS team – be bold

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Relying on short-term, low skill jobs to boost the economy is not the answer.

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IFS: Tories will need to put up taxes or make bigger spending cuts after election

George Osborne 10j

The bombshell will come as a boost to Labour ahead of conference season.

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The labour market: employment gains but historic lows in earnings

Job Centre2j

The six-year real wage squeeze has no recorded historical precedent.

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Unemployment down 146,000 to 2.02 million

Unemployment decreased by 146,000 in the three months to Juy 2014 to 2.02 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.2 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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Too few people in Britain have a private pension

Money no copyrightj

Figures released today show that almost half the population aged below retirement age had no private pension savings in 2010-2012.

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Labour (finally) grasps the nettle on employment tribunal fees

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The latest set of quarterly tribunal statistics confirm the ongoing evisceration of workers’ access to justice by the Coalition.

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A strong recovery needs strong unions and public investment

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When the share of wages in national income decreases, consumption decreases.

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Payday loan broker firms: the next poverty scandal

For good reason payday lending has been subject to considerable scrutiny, but there’s another problem to solve: that of broker firms selling credit applications to the highest bidding lenders

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How Labour can seize the initiative on food policy

Food will be one of the major challenges of the 21st century – and one on which the UK Labour party can lead on

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