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EUROMOD Report Blasts Gov Myths

Sunday 16 November, 2014

New analysis from EUROMOD* - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics (LSE) have just published a ground breaking report. Poor lose, and rich gain from direct tax and benefit chan...

Welfare Reform Casualties

Saturday 15 November, 2014

Black Triangle are a Scottish based civil rights group, known for their robust campaigning on behalf of the disabled. They recently published this list of UK Welfare reform deaths, posted by John McArdle. It certainly makes for some sober reading. We...

Sanction News

Thursday 13 November, 2014

A man who applied for more than 60 jobs in a fortnight while protesting against “draconian and demeaning” government policies has been battling JCP officials reported the Guardian newspaper. Peter Styles, a copywriter and public relations executive w...

UK Minimum Wage

Thursday 13 November, 2014

We just love the Full Fact website that checks the facts that are quoted in the media and analyzes them. This graph illistrates the the minimum wage in relation to prices. The picture tells the story. Thank you Full Fact for the great work your organ...

Unemployment Falls

Wednesday 12 November, 2014

UK unemployment falls by 115,000 to 1.96 million UK unemployment fell by 115,000 between July & September to 1.96 million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Commenting n todays labour market statistics, Geraint Johnes, direct...

George's Flyer Backfires

Thursday 06 November, 2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has publically stated the Conservative Party is planning a massive slashing of benefits should the Conservative Party win the next General Election. Electoral Calculus, predicts the next British General Ele...

Spread the Warmth

Thursday 30 October, 2014

Age UK are running a Spread the Warmth campaign? Age UK say that 1 older person dies needlessly every 7 minutes from the cold - that’s 200 deaths a day that could be prevented. Of the winter deaths that happen every year, 9 in 10 are older people. Ag...

$20,000 Internship

Thursday 23 October, 2014

There has been a rise recently in the amount of unpaid internships in America, with desperate job seekers willing to do anything to get hired. Some companies have even come under fire by the US Department of Labor for offering unpaid internships, say...

ONS Latest Claimant Count Video

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Office National Statistics (ONS)- Regional earnings   Below is the latest Claimant Count video from the ONS. 

TUC 'Britain Needs a Pay Rise'

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Workers in the North East would be over £55 a week better off if real wage growth had remained at its pre-recession rate, according to new analysis published by the TUC. The analysis shows that even using the government’s preferred inflation measure...

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