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    1. 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. Last...

    2. 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 apprenticeships,...

    1. 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 – in...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 be...

    5. 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 that...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 UK...

    8. 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 pay...

    9. 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 real...

    10. 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’...

    11. September 4, 2014

      Decline of UK banking hits pay growth

      A shift from higher to lower paying industries has helped to push UK earnings growth to a record low, research for the...

    12. July 28, 2014

      Employment tribunal fees a ‘victory’ for worst employers

      The introduction of fees for bringing an employment tribunal case has been a “huge victory” for Britain’s worst employers,...

    13. July 21, 2014

      Reforming management pay

      Competition is essential if capitalism is to work well for the benefit of the consumers and the economy in general. It is,...

    14. July 18, 2014

      Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

      The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

    15. June 26, 2014

      TUC calls for equality in pension survivor benefits

      The government has been urged to end the “scandal” which allows final salary pension schemes to restrict survivor benefit...

    16. June 25, 2014

      Obituary: Norman Willis, trade union leader

      Norman Willis, who led the Trades Union Congress through one of the most turbulent periods in Britain’s industrial history,...

    17. June 4, 2014

      Number of home workers in the UK rises to 4.2m

      The UK has 4.2m people working from home, or a record 13.9 per cent of those in work – and more are in highly skilled roles...

    18. May 9, 2014

      Cameron eyes threshold on union ballots in future Tory government

      A future Conservative government would introduce a threshold on union ballots for strikes in essential services, forcing...

    19. April 30, 2014

      ONS survey reveals scale of zero-hours contracts

      Unions and politicians have called for action to curb employment on a “zero-hours” basis after official data showed that UK...

    20. April 27, 2014

      Jobseekers told to compile cv or risk losing benefits

      Jobless people will be required, from Monday, to write a curriculum vitae and take other “basic steps” to show they are...

    21. April 14, 2014

      Self-employed not creating jobs, says study

      Britain’s surge in self-employment is being driven by people working for themselves, rather than starting job-creating...

    22. March 29, 2014

      Terms unveiled for review into union dispute tactics

      Ministers have announced revised terms for a much-delayed and heavily diluted inquiry into alleged union intimidation in...

    23. March 24, 2014

      Pay inequality soars in London, says TUC

      Wage inequality has increased almost three times as much in London than in the UK as a whole since the millennium, according...

    24. Business Blog

      March 19, 2014

      Grandma's words of wisdom

      Marian Robinson with Barack and Malia Obama Michelle Obama’s secret weapon for this week’s China trip has been unveiled: she...

    25. March 19, 2014

      Number of self-employed rises sharply in the UK

      The number of self-employed people in the UK has risen sharply to its highest level since comparable records began in 1992,...

    26. March 19, 2014

      Labour considers rail fare freeze after general election

      Plans for a freeze in rail fares after the general election are being discussed at senior levels in Labour as a fresh way to...

    27. March 16, 2014

      Employers face greater challenges, says Acas chairman

      Workplace relations in the UK are at a critical juncture, with employers facing greater pay pressures and potential...

    28. March 13, 2014

      Huge fall in employment tribunal claims prompts fears over fees

      Employment tribunal claims fell sharply in the final quarter of last year, prompting accusations that new fees for bringing...

    29. Westminster Blog

      March 11, 2014

      What has happened to David Cameron’s review into “trade union tactics”?

      The massive industrial dispute at Grangemouth refinery in Scotland last autumn prompted David Cameron to launch an inquiry...

    30. February 18, 2014

      Underemployment and pay in focus before UK jobs data on Wednesday

      The darker side of Britain’s labour market performance – underemployment and a squeeze on real wages – will be under...

    31. February 3, 2014

      TUC-backed study points to carbon capture to cut UK energy bills

      Household energy bills in the UK would be slashed by £82 a year if the government boosted carbon capturing equipment on...

    32. January 23, 2014

      Union leaders challenge Duncan Smith on welfare reforms

      Iain Duncan Smith has been challenged by union leaders after saying that the coalition’s welfare changes have helped make...

    33. January 16, 2014

      Minimum wage stirs debate as business frets over productivity

      Political pressure to raise the national minimum wage above inflation could be “quite dangerous” if not matched by higher...

    34. January 5, 2014

      Miliband attacked over plan to close opt-out on equal pay

      Employers have accused Ed Miliband of putting jobs at risk after the Labour leader announced on Sunday that he wanted to put...

    35. December 19, 2013

      Vince Cable proposes limited reform of zero-hour contracts

      Employers could be banned from using exclusivity clauses that tie workers on zero-hours contracts to one business, under...

    36. December 5, 2013

      Autumn Statement 2013: NIC changes for under-21s criticised

      Labour market analysts warned that George Osborne’s plan to remove employers’ national insurance contributions for under-21s...

    37. November 28, 2013

      TUC chief’s career has never been blown off course

      Many people start out on a career only to be blown off course. This is not the case for Trades Union Congress chief, Frances...

    38. November 20, 2013

      Building workers to be told if they are included on blacklist

      More than a thousand construction workers are to receive letters from the UK’s data watchdog telling them they may be on an...

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