Category Archives: Sustainable Economy

EU Commission slaps down George Osborne over rebate claim

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Chancellor George Osborne’s has been slapped down by his EU counterparts and by the Financial Times over his claim to have halved the UK’s £1.7bn EU budget surcharge.

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The success of the living wage campaign benefits us all

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Giving more people the living wage will have wider benefits for the economy.

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The psychological cost of inequality

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Inequality is at a record high in Britain, and it’s costing us our happiness.

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Moral outrage about the Living Wage isn’t enough: it must be backed by legal muscle

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The fact that we are even talking about the Living Wage is a sign of past failures.

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Boris’ tall tale: the living wage is a Tory idea

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If Boris is right, why are none of the ten London boroughs which have adopted the London Living Wage run by Conservatives?

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Boris must do more to help workers out of poverty

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Paying a living wage is an economic necessity if London is to compete globally.

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The Living Wage – all in this together

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We need to drop our own stereotypes and get out of our comfort zones to build alliances with others.

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Men twice as likely to earn over £50,000 a year as women, according to new figures

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Men working full-time are twice as likely to earn over £50,000 a year as full-time women, according to an analysis by the TUC to mark Equal Pay Day.

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Increase in number of people on low pay

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The number of people on low pay has risen by 147,000 to 5.3 million in the last year, according to new research.

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Why are companies so rich and states so poor?

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The state is broke, and democratic government ineffective, because big business no longer pays tax.

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