Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

The labour market: employment gains but historic lows in earnings

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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

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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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Once again we’re reminded: this won’t feel like a recovery to most people

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While the overall number of people in work is now higher than in 2008, the composition of the workforce is very different.

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With strong economic growth we should be seeing wages going up, not down

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Dismal pay figures have left many scratching their heads.

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Unemployment down 132,000 to 2.08 million

Unemployment decreased by 132,000 in the three months to June 2014 to 2.08 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

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