Why The UK Should Not Reform Business Rates

We’re coming up to the autumn statement, the government’s laying out of their financial plans for the coming year (the Budget, in the spring, is the details of it all, the statement is the outline as a not entirely accurate but good enough explanation) and various organisations are making plain […]

Employees need a workplace pledge | @guardianletters

Seumas Milne (Austerity has clearly failed, 20 November) rightly points out the destructive economic and social effects of an insecure workforce, through zero-hours contracts, the exploitation of migrant workers and the lack of secure and stable jobs.

The workplace relationship needs to be rebalanced, so that everyone at work is treated with dignity and respect, producing a more positive and productive working environment. Strong

Record numbers of working families in poverty due to low-paid jobs

Most taking up jobs are trapped on less than living wage, finds report by Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Insecure, low-paid jobs are leaving record numbers of working families in poverty, with two-thirds of people who found work in the past year taking jobs for less than the living wage, according to the latest annual report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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