Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

Public sector pay – did the government massage the statistics to make its case?

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Using a statistical sleight of hand, the government is trying to disguise the full horror of what’s happening to public sector pay.

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It’s time for a maximum pay ratio

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The average pay of a FTSE 100 CEO has rocketed from around £1 million a year in the late 1990s to closer to £5 million today.

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Three reasons pay might be falling

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Good unemployment figures but stagnant pay have been the story about each month’s jobs figures for a year now.

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Unemployment falling, but many still left behind

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The recovery is not dealing everyone an even hand.

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Unemployment down 121,000 to 2.12 million

Unemployment decreased by 121,000 in the three months to May 2014 to 2.12 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.5 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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The FCA cap on payday loans: acting where the market has failed

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The proposed cap means that if someone pays back a £100 loan within 30 days they would pay a maximum of £24 in charges.

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Tough at the top? Executive pay now 180 times the average

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Top executives are pulling away from the rest of us, according to a new report.

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Ending the public sector pay cap could raise millions

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Lifting the pay cap would be beneficial for both the exchequer and the economy.

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Complaints against payday lenders double in a year

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But it could be just the tip of the iceberg, says Financial Ombudsman Service.

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Growth rate slowing in some areas, according to new report

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Growth slowed in some industries between April and June, warns the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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