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    1. February 4, 2016

      Pensions minister warns on business costs

      The government has warned that forcing employers to increase contributions to staff pensions too quickly could be risky...

    2. December 8, 2015

      Spare cash boost lets Britons splash out more

      Cars, computers, garden plants and sports were how Britons chose to spend their spare cash last year as the economic...

    1. November 12, 2015

      Bank of England’s Andy Haldane warns 15m UK jobs at risk from robots

      Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, has warned that 15m UK jobs could be taken by robots as automation...

    2. November 3, 2015

      Unions welcome government’s social media climbdown

      The government has dropped a contentious plan to make trade unions tell police two weeks in advance about any planned...

    3. October 15, 2015

      NHS managers warn of impact of trades union reforms

      Health service managers have warned that the government’s trades union bill will jeopardise relationships with workers...

    4. October 12, 2015

      Tories to drop plan for social media limits on trade unions

      Ministers are preparing to drop a plan in the UK for trade unions to reveal to the police two weeks in advance any...

    5. September 25, 2015

      Senior executives shun pension saving in record numbers

      Company bosses are withdrawing from pension saving in record numbers, sparking concerns they will lose interest in...

    6. September 15, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn faces birth pains of ‘new politics’

      After a political lifetime refusing to compromise, Jeremy Corbyn has spent the past 72 hours confronting the reality of...

    7. September 14, 2015

      Tube strike an economic boost, universities’ study finds

      A Tube strike that caused travel chaos across London last year will end up boosting the economy, according to research...

    8. September 10, 2015

      TUC head attacks ‘sinister’ UK union bill on eve of conference

      The head of the Trades Union Congress has accused the Conservatives of bringing in the most draconian anti-union...

    9. September 8, 2015

      UK sets out plan to retain working time opt-out

      The UK has set out its priorities for renegotiating Britain’s responsibilities under the EU working time directive in a...

    10. August 6, 2015

      Public sector workers’ automatic union fee payments to be stopped

      Britain’s biggest civil service union has threatened to use the courts to fight a government plan to stop public sector...

    11. July 15, 2015

      Unions angry over planned new strike ballot thresholds

      New laws curbing industrial action will have most effect on public services, which tend to have a lower turnout in...

    12. July 15, 2015

      Unite plans to sign up 70,000 Labour election voters

      Britain’s biggest trade union expects to sign up 70,000 “affiliated supporters” to Labour within weeks, giving it...

    13. July 11, 2015

      PM ‘seeking EU employment law opt out’

      Downing Street has described as “noise and speculation”, but has not denied, reports that David Cameron is seeking to...

    14. June 30, 2015

      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and...

    15. June 16, 2015

      Trade unions say ‘no guarantees’ of support in EU referendum

      UK trade unions are threatening to abandon the cause of EU membership during the forthcoming referendum campaign, in a...

    16. May 25, 2015

      TUC chief warns EU renegotiation may damage campaign to stay in

      The country’s top trade union official has warned that the campaign to stay in the EU would be destabilised if UK...

    17. May 12, 2015

      Tories plan stricter rules on UK strike ballots

      The Conservative government will press ahead with significant changes to Britain’s strike laws, pleasing business but...

    18. May 1, 2015

      More reasons to chop at Morrison

      If you like your annual reports full-fat, glutinous and larded with humbug, then feast your eyes on the latest offering...

    19. April 29, 2015

      Industry and unions call for independent pension commission

      The UK’s multibillion-pound pension and insurance industries have joined forces with unions to call on the next...

    20. March 31, 2015

      Unions argue UK rail nationalisation would save £1.5bn

      Research into privately run railway franchises argues that £1.5bn could be saved by 2020 if expiring contracts were...

    21. March 23, 2015

      UK government outsourcing raises questions over pay

      The total amount of government work outsourced to the private sector has doubled to £88bn since the coalition won power...

    22. FT Data

      March 12, 2015

      UK wages: Who’s really had a pay rise?

      If you live in the UK, you have heard a lot about terrible wage growth over the past five years. You might also have...

    23. March 9, 2015

      Tax and housing dominate Budget wishlists

      Tax and housing dominate recommendations made by business, local government and trade unions in the run-up to the last...

    24. January 28, 2015

      The digi-teens: the next generation switches on

      Employers seem to have been complaining for ever that the latest batches of university and school leavers are not...

    25. January 8, 2015

      TUC says 250,000 workers paid less than minimum wage

      A quarter of a million UK workers are being paid less than the legal minimum wage, according to an estimate by the...

    26. December 30, 2014

      UK wage growth to remain weak, says CIPD report

      UK wage growth is likely to remain weak for at least another year because employers are finding it easy to recruit and...

    27. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay....

    28. November 25, 2014

      Adversaries urge companies to lift skills spending

      Business and union leaders have urged corporate Britain to spend more on staff training and create better...

    29. November 6, 2014

      Chart that tells a story – tax summaries

      What does this show? This chart illustrates a simplified breakdown of the main areas of UK government spending – £686bn...

    30. October 18, 2014

      Thousands join pay protest marches

      Tens of thousands of protesters marched through London, Glasgow and Belfast on Saturday to express resentment over wage...

    31. September 12, 2014

      Pension governance committees ‘compromised’, say unions

      The Opposition and unions are calling on the government to scrap plans for new committees to police value in workplace...

    32. September 9, 2014

      Carney warns Scots over currency union

      The governor of the Bank of England has warned that a currency union between England and an independent Scotland would...

    33. September 8, 2014

      Trades Union Congress leader warns on years of austerity

      The figurehead for Britain’s union movement has put workers on notice for years of further austerity as she predicted...

    34. September 8, 2014

      Trade union split proves awkward for Ed Miliband

      Britain’s trade union movement is split over the Scottish referendum, with the two biggest unions refusing to campaign...

    35. September 8, 2014

      Labour party considers higher tribunal fees for rich

      Wealthy individuals may have to pay more to take a workplace claim to a tribunal under Labour party plans to make the...

    36. September 7, 2014

      Osborne backs Trades Union Congress over MPs pay rise

      George Osborne, the chancellor, has joined the head of the Trades Union Congress in condemning plans for a 9 per cent...

    37. September 5, 2014

      Bank of England urged to set rates with wages in mind

      The head of Britain’s trade union movement has urged the governor of the Bank of England to place greater weight on...

    38. September 5, 2014

      TUC chief warns David Cameron over Europe renegotiation

      David Cameron faces a fight with the unions if he uses his renegotiation with the EU as a smokescreen to cut workers’...

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