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....”. The UK’s gambling industry was deregulated under Tony Blair’s Labour government, leading to a surge in advertisements for online casinos, bookmakers and gaming companies, who have spent £1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 04:36:20 PM
....”. The UK’s gambling industry was deregulated under Tony Blair’s Labour government, leading to a surge in advertisements for online casinos, bookmakers and gaming companies, who have spent £1. ...
Brexit is a great British bore. Europe has moved on, and the UK should be worried   | Guntram Wolff image
....The government, MPs and pundits continue to debate myriad options. Should there be a transition? Should the UK stay in the single market, or the customs union? What to do about the land border in Ireland? And some, such as Tony Blair, are even suggesting the UK might reverse Brexit while still limiting freedom of movement. ...
UK diesel car values dive by up to a quarter amid pollution crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:22:24 PM
.... Earlier this year the prime minister, Theresa May, promised she would not punish drivers of older diesel cars who were encouraged to buy the polluting vehicles under the Labour government. May said in April that motorists who were urged to switch from petrol to diesel under Tony Blair’s government would be taken into account in future plans. ...
Tony Blair: we can control immigration without ‘sledgehammer’ of Brexit – video image
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UK gambling industry now takes £14bn a year from punters – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 05:18:31 PM
. The British gambling industry has ballooned in size over the past decade, thanks to the growth of online games and the liberalisation of gambling laws by Tony Blair’s government. ...
We helped save Europe: now Europe could save us from Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....The transitional strategy aims to retain the benefits of the customs union and the single market beyond the current two-year negotiation period, but there cannot be any serious guarantee of success. In a Radio 4 discussion with the modern historian Peter Hennessy last week, Tony Blair said he had found the British civil service to be good at managing, but not at changing things. ...
For the first time ever I am defending banks. Here’s why | John Harris image
....Note also one particularly fascinating part of the story. Emmanuel Macron – either Europe’s great progressive hope or, depending on your view, a narcissistic schemer who fancies being the next Tony Blair – is a former investment banker. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
Chancellor appoints Sir David Ramsden to Bank of England deputy role image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:28:15 PM
.... Eighteen reports later, he and his team condensed their efforts into one assessment of five tests that Brown said needed to be met before the UK could join. Sir David persuaded Tony Blair in 2003 that joining the euro would prove disastrous. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....” Yet the prime minister still has the gall to try and portray herself as on the side of workers. Indeed last year Theresa May even hired Matthew Taylor, Tony Blair’s former policy director, to conduct a review into modern employment in order to make recommendations on protections for workers. ...
Uber and Deliveroo chiefs face new grilling by MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:18:54 AM
.... The committee will scrutinise a recent report by Matthew Taylor into modern working practices that demanded better protections for self-employed workers. However, Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, disappointed trade unions by not demanding full employment rights for people who work for companies such as Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes, DPD and UK Mail. ...
Russell Group urges rethink on student loan interest rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:40:15 PM
....Labour’s shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner has been granted an emergency debate on tuition fees in the Commons on Wednesday. Last week, Andrew Adonis, the architect of the student loans system under Tony Blair, called for tuition fees to be scrapped after becoming a “Frankenstein’s monster” that leaves students with crippling debts. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....Theresa May has said she will aim to improve rights for those working in the gig economy but fell short of promising legislation to tackle the problem, as she gave a speech aimed at relaunching her faltering leadership. The prime minister said it was important to make sure “all work is fair and decent”, speaking at the launch of a new report on modern working practices by Matthew Taylor, a former policy adviser to Tony Blair. ...
Uber is not morally acceptable, says shadow business secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 09:29:39 AM
....“I don’t like the way that they are exploiting their workers, and I think the recent case proved that in the courts; that suggested that the workers that were there were in fact workers, and they weren’t flexible workers, and they needed to be given the adequate amount of protection and rights that workers enjoy,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Long-Bailey spoke after it emerged that a major review, drawn up by a former adviser to Tony Blair and published on Tuesday, had recommended that firms such as Uber be allowed to pay a new category of worker – “dependent contractors” – less than the minimum wage when business is slow. ...
Low-paid workers need better job satisfaction, No 10 review will say image
....A 10-month review commissioned by the prime minister has identified a productivity crisis among the lowest paid workers particularly in sectors such as retail, care work and hospitality, and will urge the government to give the Low Pay Commission a new role to boost job satisfaction. Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, is expected to say next week that the government needs to widen the focus of its industrial strategy to tackle falling productivity among the low paid – not least because many work in the public sector – as well as its current priority of high value, high tech export industries. ...
UK workers earning £2.50 an hour prompts call for government action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....Field’s report comes nine months after Theresa May promised in her maiden party conference speech as prime minister to “make sure that, in our modern and flexible economy, people are properly protected at work”. Its findings are likely to intensify scrutiny of a government-backed review by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor into modern employment practices, which is expected to be published early next week. ...
Zero-hours contracts affect young people's health, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... The largest proportion (15%) were in professional roles such as teaching. Concern about zero-hours contracts prompted Theresa May to hire Matthew Taylor, the former head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, to head a review of workers’ rights. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
....In a key case relating to the future of the gig economy, the Central Arbitration Committee is investigating whether Deliveroo’s drivers are independent contractors, as the company argues, or whether they should be classified as workers with rights to holiday pay, the national minimum wage and collective bargaining via a union. Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, who was appointed by the prime minister last year to lead a review into the gig economy, is also due to report back. ...
Skilled labour shortage fuelled by uncertainty for EU workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:01:43 PM
.... On Monday, the TUC will launch a campaign for better jobs and pay for insecure workers. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, last year appointed Matthew Taylor – the former head of Tony Blair’s policy unit – to head a review into modern employment and he is due to report in the next few weeks. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
.... Because in the end, particularly with vulnerable workers, banding together is your only chance of resetting that power and balance,” she says. The prime minister made a nod to changing culture in workplaces last year when she appointed Matthew Taylor, the former head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, to head a review into modern employment. ...
Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
.... Some got lucrative speaking engagements – Hillary Clinton’s $200,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs come to mind. Others found new work after their time in politics was over, with Tony Blair taking a reported £2m a year as a fixer for JP Morgan. ...
Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....” Plenty doubted whether Labour could make the dramatic turnaround it pulled off last week; but the class of mainstream politicians and pundits didn’t think it should. To their minds, any politics that deviated from that set out in the decade-and-a-bit spanning Tony Blair and Cameron, falling taxes and triangulation – a period described by Jeremy Gilbert as the Long 90s – was harebrained nonsense. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....”. The government has commissioned Matthew Taylor, an ex-adviser to the former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, to review modern employment practices. ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....It takes decades for an ideology to die – but among the power elites of London, you can finally see it happening. What the cultural theorist Jeremy Gilbert calls “The Long 90s” – the decade and a half that began with the fall of the Berlin Wall and ended with the collapse of RBS – – and that spanned Tony Blair, The Fast Show, garden decking, golden rules for public spending and an ever-growing finance sector – is coming to a close. ...
Nearly 10 million Britons are in insecure work, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:01:45 AM
....The union’s research, unveiled at its 100th annual congress in Plymouth on Monday, attempts to quantify people in what it calls precarious employment – those in the gig economy, on zero- or short-hours contracts, temporary workers, the underemployed and those at risk of false self-employment. The data, based on a survey of nearly 3,500 people of working age, emerged before the publication this month of recommendations from Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed by the current prime minister to lead a review into the gig economy. ...
From tax to Brexit, the Tories will do anything to stay in power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Jeremy Corbyn may score badly with the wider public, but for as long as I can remember the press have given even the most admired Labour leaders a hard time during election campaigns. A recent exception was Tony Blair, who – for a time – achieved rock star status with the media. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
.... Two things were about to happen, one planned and one unexpected. The change everybody knew about was that Tony Blair was going to stand down as prime minister after 10 years in the job, during which time he had won three elections on the trot. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
.... And charging an extra 5p in the pound to this group is punishing. Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson and those behind the New Labour project in the 1990s understood the mood of the public and its reluctance to commission the rebuilding of the country’s infrastructure without people who looked and acted like structural engineers on board. ...
Theresa May will cause more poverty than Thatcher, Gordon Brown warns image
....People are judged to be living in relative poverty if they are in a household that has to manage on less than 60% of median income. Brown’s budgets during his 10 years as Tony Blair’s chancellor focused on measures to reduce poverty, including the introduction of tax credits for the working poor and increases in child benefit. ...
UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... In response to such worries, Theresa May last year commissioned a review of modern employment from Matthew Taylor, the head of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Taylor, the former head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, is due to publish his report in the summer but will provide a flavour of his findings in a speech on Tuesday. ...
Impact of UK foreign aid diluted by pursuing national interest, says IFS image
....But it said that in recent years less of ODA spending was being channeled through the Department for International Development, with a growing emphasis on ensuring UK firms benefited. In a pre-election analysis, the IFS said Britain’s spending on aid had almost doubled since Tony Blair promised to meet the UN target at the Gleneagles summit in July 2005. ...
Take stock ahead of a stabilising election image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:15:00 AM
....7 per cent. It also rose in the run up to Tony Blair's landslide victory for Labour in 1997 and again in 2001, according to asset manager Schroders. ...
Barack Obama to be paid $400,000 for speech at Cantor Fitzgerald event image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:28:37 AM
.... The former chancellor George Osborne – who is not standing for re-election in June – disclosed that he had received more than £500,000 from speeches in the US, including two events for JP Morgan at £81,174 and £60,578 each, last year. In 2009 Tony Blair received £390,000 for two half-hour speeches in the Philippines, while Gordon Brown has donated fees of about £70,000 for speaking engagements to his charitable foundation. ...
Andrew Tyrie to stand down as Conservative MP after 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:33:38 PM
....At a time when banks were starting to push back against tighter regulation, the Treasury committee insisted there should be a ringfence around the retail operations of banks. Tyrie’s political career began as a special adviser to the former chancellor Norman Lamont and he entered parliament in one of the Tory party’s safest seats in Tony Blair’s 1997 election landslide. ...
Theresa May promises personal tax allowance will go up to woo working-class voters image
....The number of employees earning the minimum wage in Britain will double to more than 10 per cent of the UK workforce by 2020 it has been warned. Two years ago a nationwide analysis by the Resolution Foundation said only one in 50 employees were being paid the minimum wage when it was introduced in 1999 by Tony Blair’s Labour government. ...
General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals image
....Most Labour MPs backed Remain vote in last year's referendum. Labour has been criticised by, among others, former prime minister Tony Blair, for a perceived lack of clarity in its approach to Brexit. ...
Pensioners’ election REBELLION: Demands for May to look at pension issue for UK's 5MILLION image
....Domestic changes to the taxpayer funded pension were introduced in the United Kingdom in 1995 and updated by a variety of governments over the years. In 2007, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown raised the pension age for women to 65 by 2020 which led to the massive cuts for 2. ...
Zero-hours contracts: firms could be forced to pay more for short notice image
....”. Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, said the idea was still “up for debate” and had drawbacks because it might make the minimum wage more confusing for workers. ...
Rachel Whetstone: from Tory power broker to Silicon Valley PR guru image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:02:53 PM
....Whetstone was at the heart of the so-called Notting Hill set, a group of young, up-and-coming Conservatives based in the affluent area of west London. She left Carlton in 2001 for a brief stint with Portland Communications, the PR firm set up by Tony Blair’s former adviser Tim Allan, who recalls a skill with communications that enabled her to “see round corners”, as well as a “phenomenal work ethic”. ...
UK new car sales speed to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:14:46 AM
....Sales of diesel cars have hit record levels despite governments around the world exploring ways to get them off the road. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, plans to increase the amount that diesel cars pay to enter central London, while earlier this week Sir David King, the chief scientific adviser under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, admitted the government had been“wrong” to encourage people to buy diesel vehicles in the past. ...
PM hints at help for diesel car owners over 'toxin tax' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:16:46 AM
....According to City Hall, this will hit most petrol cars more than 13 years old in 2019, and diesel cars more than four years old in 2019. In 2015, former Labour science minister Lord Drayson said Tony Blair's government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars because they were now "killing people". ...
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The proportion of people living in private rented homes has doubled since 2000. “It is welcome that the government recognises the growing problem people face in getting on the housing ladder,” said Milburn, who was a Treasury and health minister in Tony Blair’s governments. ...
We’re in a fine mess if George Osborne is our last hope of halting Brexit image
....”. It is sad that the man for whom Campbell was once his master’s voice, namely Tony Blair, should have tainted his record over Iraq, because Blair – like Ken Clarke, Michael Heseltine and Sir John Major – has been quintessentially statesmanlike in warning of the dangers ahead for this country and the rest of Europe. ...
Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:56:13 PM
....The widespread use of self-employed workers is the subject of an inquiry by MPs. The prime minister has also commissioned Tony Blair’s former policy officer Matthew Taylor to look into the matter. ...
Cycle courier wins holiday pay battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....The taxi-hailing firm Uber lost a similar case last year and has launched an appeal. The former adviser to Tony Blair, Matthew Taylor, has been asked by the government to review modern working practices. ...
Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:07:05 AM
....Sue Hawley, policy director of the civil society group Corruption Watch, said her organisation had warned of this risk last year, but recent events, including the creation of settlements whereby companies can resolve investigations with a fine and apology, had already damaged the UK’s stance as a country hostile to corrupt money. Hawley cited interference by Tony Blair’s government in the Serious Fraud Office investigation into BAE as an example of the kind of political interference about which the OECD would be concerned. ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
....Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary of the IWGB, said the union wanted to challenge the industry-wide practice of classing couriers as independent contractors. The widespread use of self-employed workers is the subject of an inquiry by MPs while the prime minister has commissioned Tony Blair’s former policy officer Matthew Taylor to look into the matter. ...
PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
....Theresa May backs plans for an overhaul of workers’ rights to reflect 21st-century employment practices, according to the chair of Downing Street’s review into modern work. Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed by the prime minister to lead the review into the gig economy, said he would be recommending changes to the rights of self-employed workers when his review was published in June. ...
Labour demands answers over George Osborne's Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 08:00:16 PM
....George Osborne’s appointment at the London Evening Standard while remaining a Conservative MP could be a potential conflict of interest with government advertising budgets, Labour has said. The row came as former prime minister Tony Blair praised the appointment, saying he hoped it would be a good move for the MP. ...
Ruth Davidson doubts George Osborne's ability to remain an MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:43:24 AM
....The MP for Tatton now has a total of six highly paid jobs including his constituency work, as: editor of the Evening Standard; chair of the Northern Powerhouse partnership; adviser to BlackRock; a Kissinger fellow in the US; and an after-dinner speaker. However, on Sunday Osborne’s new job was defended by both the former prime minister Tony Blair and ex-cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, both prominent remain campaigners who hinted they were pleased someone of his political persuasion was in the post. ...
The Observer view on George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
.... He’ll walk through minefields of conflicting interests that his critics will exploit with glee. The spectre for Osborne at this particular feast is Tony Blair, who makes one of the best Remain cases going but preaches to the unconvertible because what the former prime minister did after he left No 10 fatally soiled his image. ...
We will all need a stiff drink to swallow Hammond’s austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM
....It was therefore entirely in keeping with the chaotic approach of the Brexiters that Theresa May should sack one of her leading advisers on both these subjects last week, because she did not like Lord Heseltine’s opposition to Brexit. Yes, Heseltine, in common with Ken Clarke and Tony Blair, has not joined the band of former Remainers who have “moved on” and now wish to make the best of Brexit. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....But most of that stuff will cost, which gets us back to the same point: sooner or later, not least because rising self-employment seems to go hand-in-hand with falling tax revenues, the new economy will demand that the great distant behemoths who make so much money out of changing work practices will have to cough up (as much as anything to ensure that the rest of us can afford their services). May has commissioned a review of the new world of work from Tony Blair’s former head of policy, which may yet propose at least some of those changes. ...
Osborne to earn £650,000 a year advising US financial firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:31:00 PM
....He joins his former chief of staff, Rupert Harrison, who is a senior strategist for the US investment firm. Former foreign secretary William Hague joined Citigroup as an adviser earlier this year while former prime minister Gordon Brown sits on the global advisory board at investment manager Pimco, and his predecessor Tony Blair joined JP Morgan in 2008 shortly after leaving office. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
....Further information requested includes the hours couriers work per week and how long they have worked for the company. Couriers have become a focal point of concerns about the precarious nature of employment in the gig economy, which is the subject of a review commissioned by Theresa May and led by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor. ...
Self-employed hit by national insurance hike in budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:24:49 PM
....Hammond suggested the tax rise was justified because the self-employed could now access the state pension more easily. He planned to consult on extending parental rights to the self-employed, after a review by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor on the changing nature of the labour market reports later this year. ...
Taxes for self-employed likely to rise in Hammond's budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:05:27 PM
....There is growing political pressure to underpin the rights of self-employed workers. Matthew Taylor, who was an adviser to Tony Blair when he was prime minister, is carrying out a review of “employment practices in the modern economy”, which is expected to look at how to improve the safety net for self-employed workers. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
....A series of high-profile cases has prompted Theresa May to launch an independent review of employment status in the UK. The chair of the review, former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor, warned last month that precarious employment terms were becoming an increasing cause for concern. ...
Record 910,000 UK workers on zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:55:26 AM
....“For some of these workers, zero-hours contracts may offer a flexible transition from full-time work to retirement, allowing them to top up their income,” Resolution said. Last year Theresa May hired Matthew Taylor, the former head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, to head a review of workers’ rights and practices, in an attempt to address concerns that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
.... He was involved in a legal dispute with 3i before it sold the business to Ashley. Corré and Rees were both awarded MBEs for their services to the fashion industry in 2007 but Corré rejected the award, describing the then prime minister, Tony Blair, as “morally corrupt” and not “someone capable of giving an honour”. ...
George Osborne warns against leaving EU without trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:18:11 PM
....He also expressed doubts about whether a special customs arrangement could be agreed with the EU replicating the existing benefits of the customs union. Critics of Brexit, including former prime ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major, have warned that there is little chance any new trade deal could match the advantages of the UK's current membership of the single market. ...
Blair is right on Brexit: parliament must have a democratic debate | Anatole Kaletsky image
. Former UK prime minister Tony Blair’s recent call for voters to think again about leaving the EU, echoed in parliamentary debates ahead of the government’s official launch of the process in March, is an emperor’s new clothes moment. ...
Tony Blair compares Brexit to a bad home swap – video image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 11:46:07 AM
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Who will the Brexiteers blame when the milk and honey fails to flow? | Rafael Behr image
.... Last month saw the launch of an industrial strategy, embracing state activism to nurture growth in under-resourced sectors and neglected regions. Last year May appointed Matthew Taylor, formerly head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, to lead a review into modern employment practices – the decline of the stable, rewarding full-time career and its replacement by poorly paid, insecure casual servitude. ...
Workers' feelings of powerlessness fuelling anger, says jobs tsar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 05:14:03 PM
....Matthew Taylor has called for the improvement of the quality of work in the UK to become a new “national goal” so that people “feel like citizens at work and not servants or slaves”. Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, was appointed by Theresa May amid concern that growth in the so-called gig economy and temporary contracts were making work more precarious for millions. ...
Philip Hammond blames Tony Blair for Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:20:18 PM
. Tony Blair’s failure to control the flow of workers from eastern Europe fuelled the anti-immigration sentiment that led to the UK’s Brexit vote, the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said. ...
Rolls-Royce lobbied ministers to weaken anti-bribery proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:19:54 PM
....Documents from a 2004 court case show how Rolls-Royce, in alliance with other multinationals, exerted pressure on the government to water down proposals that were intended to combat bribery. Tony Blair’s government had proposed strengthening rules to stop bribery in contracts that were supported by the UK’s export credit agency and ministers said they were stepping up efforts to prevent UK businesses paying bribes to secure contracts overseas. ...
May and Hammond fail to win new fans among tough Davos crowd | Larry Elliott image
.... It is the perfect stage on which to trumpet what HM Government is doing about the burning issue of the day: developing country debt, climate change or getting tough on tax havens. In recent years, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron have all gone down a storm at the Glastonbury for global capitalism. ...
Blind trusts: what do Theresa May and Donald Trump have in common? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 01:41:32 PM
.... David Cameron did not use a blind trust. Tony Blair set up a blind trust after becoming prime minister, but it later emerged that his wife, Cherie, had directed the trustees to buy two flats in Bristol – the start of what grew into a £27m property empire. ...
Pound falls to 10-week low after Theresa May's Brexit comments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:17:23 PM
....The FTSE 100 closed at 7,238, up 0. 4%, its eighth consecutive day of record highs – a winning streak it last achieved in May 1997 after Tony Blair’s Labour general election landslide. ...
Government names new chief to lead crackdown on worker exploitation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....”. At the same time, the government commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former Downing street adviser to Tony Blair, to conduct an independent review into modern employment practices to ensure the UK’s employment rules keep up to date to reflect new ways of working. ...

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