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....The report makes clear that inequality in the US could get worse if efforts to reform tax and repeal the Affordable Care Act are successful. If, instead, Trump decided to attack inequality in the US, O’Brien said he would need to create a more progressive tax system that lessens the burden on the poorest people, improve labor laws, and “ensure that investments in healthcare, education and social protection gave all Americans an equal shot at the American dream”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Access to better-paid jobs – for instance, in Stem careers – has to be addressed to qualify more young women. “So you’ve got to try to open those roles to women, and that is challenging if you haven’t got enough women coming through the education system,” says Smethers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Yet for the young, nothing seems to be off limits. They are expected to take on large debts for their education. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Labour have their answer: taxing the rich and spending to reshape the welfare state. The Conservatives understand the problem but do not want to intervene and regulate to ensure the stability that affordable homes, job security, educational prospects bring. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Students deserve value for money for the courses they are paying for. One of the central goals of our higher education reforms is to make universities accountable for students’ experience and the quality of education they receive through the teaching excellence framework. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... We had jobs of similar complexity, and both managed similar sized teams. My educational qualifications were slightly higher than his, and I worked many more hours. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Graham LarkbeyLondon E17. The government can act to “level the playing field” in Britain by legislating for equality of opportunity in education (“The middle classes have learned how to hoard…” In Focus). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Second home owners are destroying rural economies | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:05:00 PM
....Graham LarkbeyLondon E17. The government can act to “level the playing field” in Britain by legislating for equality of opportunity in education (“The middle classes have learned how to hoard…” In Focus). ...
Why all women need to know what their colleagues earn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:00:12 AM
....Access to better-paid jobs – for instance, in Stem careers – has to be addressed to qualify more young women. “So you’ve got to try to open those roles to women, and that is challenging if you haven’t got enough women coming through the education system,” says Smethers. ...
Russell Group urges rethink on student loan interest rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:40:15 PM
.... Students deserve value for money for the courses they are paying for. One of the central goals of our higher education reforms is to make universities accountable for students’ experience and the quality of education they receive through the teaching excellence framework. ...
Trump's tax proposal would push US below Greece on inequality index image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....The report makes clear that inequality in the US could get worse if efforts to reform tax and repeal the Affordable Care Act are successful. If, instead, Trump decided to attack inequality in the US, O’Brien said he would need to create a more progressive tax system that lessens the burden on the poorest people, improve labor laws, and “ensure that investments in healthcare, education and social protection gave all Americans an equal shot at the American dream”. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
.... Labour have their answer: taxing the rich and spending to reshape the welfare state. The Conservatives understand the problem but do not want to intervene and regulate to ensure the stability that affordable homes, job security, educational prospects bring. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
....Backbench MPs are expected to be unusually powerful in this parliament, after the government’s majority was wiped out by the 8 June election, and the new crop of select committee chairs are expected to provide a robust challenge to the prime minister. Nicky Morgan, the Conservative former education secretary who is the new chair of the treasury select committee, has been a vocal critic of May’s approach to Brexit. ...
People who receive financial advice could end up around £40,000 better off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 06:44:00 PM
.... . The just getting by group were less wealthy, more likely to have lower levels of education attainment, be single, divorced or widowed, and renting. ...
Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley image
.... A cut was signalled in January, but now the size is becoming clearer. Pearson wants its new “sustainable” dividend to be covered at least twice by earnings from its core educational business – in other words, excluding any contribution from the remaining 25% stake in PRH. ...
Pearson sells slice of Penguin for $1bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 08:07:44 AM
....75bn). Pearson put its holding in PRH up for sale in January after issuing a string of profit warnings in its educational publishing business, and has sold the stake to partner Bertelsmann. ...
Grace is 25. Her student debt: £69,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 06:14:02 AM
....”. His preferred solution is for the government to scrap fees and loans in favour of an “all-age graduate tax”, with those who enjoyed free higher education also contributing to the cost of today’s university courses by paying an additional tax of about 2. ...
Why a population of, say, 15 million makes sense for Australia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:54:13 AM
....Examples on the negative side of the ledger include income inequality, CO2 emissions, water pollution, loss of biodiversity and the misery of car accidents. On the positive side, and also left out of GDP, are the value of household work, parenting, unpaid child and aged care, volunteer work, the quality of education, the value of consumer goods lasting longer, and so on. ...
Casual work is still the root cause of destitution | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:43:31 PM
.... Devaluing apprenticeship by using it as a one-size-fits-all approach to skills policy isn’t working for individuals or the economy. We need politicians from all parties to acknowledge past mistakes and work together to invest in adult education and training, as well as in apprenticeships for the younger age group. ...
Mark Zuckerberg’s got some cheek, advocating a universal basic income | Sonia Sodha image
.... Funding a decent safety net that gets paid to everyone – where there isn’t a multibillion-dollar state-backed fund conveniently created in the 1970s from oil reserves – would be very expensive. The cash would either have to come from hiking up taxes or significantly cutting back state spending on other services, such as education and health. ...
The Guardian view on abolishing student fees: easier to say than to do | Editorial image
.... But universities – who have done very well out of the system – are nervously watching Mr Corbyn’s success, and wondering what a post-Brexit future holds. Higher education, and the chances it creates for the brightest and best of the next generation, are too precious a national resource for this uncertainty. ...
After Andrew Tyrie: the race to become the Commons’ new inquisitor general image
....Tyrie held memorable sessions that forced Paul Flowers, the drug-taking former chairman of Co-op Bank, to admit he didn’t know the size of the bank’s balance sheet and prompted Charlotte Hogg to resign as deputy governor of the Bank of England for failing to disclose her brother’s senior role at Barclays. The prestigious nature of the job is illustrated by the list of candidates – such as Nicky Morgan, sacked as education secretary by Theresa May, and two MPs who sat on the committee under Tyrie’s chairmanship. ...
Ending austerity means increasing taxes or deficit, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Its report, Living With Austerity, said that given the curbs on spending since 2010 it was understandable that politicians would want to revisit the debate, but that they had to face up to the costs involved. Theresa May’s failure to win an overall majority in last month’s general election has led to many leading Conservatives – including the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, health secretary Jeremy Hunt and the education secretary Justine Greening, suggesting that the time has come to abandon the 1% cap on public sector pay. ...
Jeremy Corbyn: UK firms must pay more tax to fund better education image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:20:27 AM
. Jeremy Corbyn has told a business conference that companies must expect to pay slightly more tax if Labour is in power, arguing that using the money to invest in education would hugely benefit Britain in the long term. ...
Poorest students will finish university with £57,000 debt, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
....The economic thinktank’s conclusion immediately prompted a sharp political exchange between the main parties and elite universities over the fairness of student finance – and a hint from the minister responsible that amid soaring debts the system could be reviewed again. Gordon Marsden, Labour’s shadow higher education spokesman, said the IFS study made a nonsense of the government’s defence of the current system. ...
How much?? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:26:38 PM
....Education services bring in £17. 5bn a year to the UK economy, but what is driving the demand for a British education and why are some parents willing to spend thousands of pounds to secure a "super tutor" for their child?. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
.... Its founder, Sergey Petrossov, first became interested in the field almost a decade ago, when he was invited to join a friend on a private jet flight. Mr Petrossov, an entrepreneur who had previously launched businesses involved in education technology, found the private aviation world fascinating. ...
South Sudan's million-strong refugee crisis is a test for the World Bank image
....Around half a million of the refugees that have crossed the border into Uganda from South Sudan are children. They have been fleeing at the rate of one a minute for the past year, putting additional strain on an already stretched Ugandan education system. ...
'Tourism is our lifejacket': debt-stricken Greece gets record number of visitors image
....While the country’s growing tourist sector has been attributed to an increased focus on alternative types of holiday, he wants to see more people getting professionally involved in the sector. Almost alone among EU states, Greece still lacks further education courses in tourism despite the country’s dependency on the industry. ...
‘I wish you all the best in the world of work’ – our work expert’s final response image
.... While I hope that some of it was of practical help, I’m sure much of it missed the point altogether. Just reading those letters, however, and pondering on the problems they described, proved an educational journey. ...
George Osborne came within weeks of scrapping the penny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:47:41 AM
....Korski continued to focus on technology as a means of improving people’s lives after leaving government at the same time as Cameron, and set up a company called Public to showcase the work of startups hoping to transform public services. On Friday he will return to Downing Street to present the ideas of 10 chosen companies that aim to make things more efficient for people in healthcare, transport, education and so on. ...
Extra £1bn for Northern Ireland will barely dent public finances image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 05:04:26 PM
....Of the funds, about £400m will be directed at new physical infrastructure, £150m on better broadband, and £40m will tackle deprivation. Another £350m will be spent on health and education services. ...
Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
.... Whether Gove can force the future of our food and farming to prominence in negotiations – or reduces it to a bargaining chip to be thrown away for other gains – will depend on his approach. Will he treat food, farming and the environment with as much disdain as he did education, and label its establishment the agricultural equivalent of “the blob”? Or will he temper ideology with a more practical energy and intelligence, of the sort he brought to prison reform?. ...
Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings image
....Poor ventilation and chemicals inside and outside factories contribute to the gruelling working environment, while workers at provincial factories can face exhausting journeys into work, standing for up to two hours in trucks. Cheav Bunrith, director at Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour’s National Social Security Fund, says the number of faintings has decreased, from 1,800 in 2015 to 1,160 last year, thanks to education programmes on nutrition and free treatment for those feeling unwell. ...
Move by UK supermarkets threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:02:13 PM
....Their fears centred on the “social premium”, the money that Fairtrade provides to farmers on top of the guaranteed minimum price they get for their produce. This money, which can be worth many thousands of pounds a year to big producer groups, goes straight to the farmers who agree to spend it on social schemes such as pensions, sick pay or education which they themselves choose and control. ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
. My partner began a degree in PE and education but never completed it, partly because the course wasn’t right for him. ...
Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
. The government’s plan to provide 30 hours’ free childcare has been criticised by a leading global education expert for failing to target the most disadvantaged families whose children stand to gain the most. ...
My partner wants a job in sport and education – how should he approach it? image
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. My partner began a degree in PE and education but never completed it, partly because the course wasn’t right for him. ...
Philip Hammond under pressure to spend to lure voters back to Tories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 03:00:41 PM
....The government has protected the budget for schools but a growing population means that funding per pupil is set to fall in the four years from 2015-16 to 2019-20. Labour said it would reverse these cuts and the education secretary, Justine Greening, will be pressing Hammond to do the same. ...
UK student loan debt soars to more than £100bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:12:28 AM
. Student loan debt in the UK has risen to more than £100bn for the first time, underlining the rising costs young people face in order to get a university education. ...
Debt warning: Cash-strapped Brits adding a TENNER a day to their burdens - this is how image
.... . The report’s findings highlights the need for greater financial education amid a looming debt crisis, according to True Potential’s David Harrison. ...
The Guardian view on austerity economics: it failed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 07:07:26 PM
.... But saying austerity is dead is the easy bit. The hard part is to enact measures that would make the slogan meaningful, and that would require, for example, removing the cap on public sector pay awards, abandoning welfare cuts, doing a U-turn on the reduction in per-pupil spending in education and spending more on the health service. ...
The fast track to becoming a bricklayer | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:01:28 PM
....Frank Field (Letters, 13 June) suggests that “we need to use proven 12-week apprenticeship courses for specific skills, such as bricklaying and carpentry”. As a staff member at the Manchester College of Building from 1975 until it was merged out of existence in the 90s, I had wondered at Labour’s seeming indifference to skills education and training. ...
Farming is a fresh field for Michael Gove's slash and burn politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:08:48 PM
....Even before he gatecrashed last year’s Tory leadership contest, knocking his supposed friend Boris Johnson out of the race, Gove was a deeply controversial figure. Accompanied by his loyal adviser Dominic Cummings, who went on to mastermind the Vote Leave campaign in last year’s referendum, Gove slashed and burned his way through decades of conventional wisdom in education – making an enemy of the teaching unions in the process. ...
While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....May’s response has been to accuse Labour of pork-barrel politics. Her lieutenant Amber Rudd accused Jeremy Corbyn of buying votes with promises to the young of free university education, higher spending on schools and better mental health service provision – something college-age students make increasing use of. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....There’s a long list of investments that governments could and should be making. There is strengthening infrastructure, such as transport and communications; there is investment in education; there is investment in families, particularly putting measures in place that free women from having to make the choice between raising a family and work. ...
Still waiting  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:34 PM
. International funding to support education in poorer countries is "stagnating", says a Unesco report, despite campaigns calling for more investment. ...
Job opportunities should not wither as we age | Katie Allen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 01:06:00 PM
....”. It’s an alluring image: a world where people can take time out to retrain, their human skills are valued and nurtured by their employers and the government puts the education and welfare system in place to make it all happen. ...
How to respond to Trump's America | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:29:00 PM
.... Europe and China did the right thing in deepening their commitment to a green future – right for the planet, and right for the economy. Just as investment in technology and education gave Germany a distinct advantage in advanced manufacturing over a US hamstrung by Republican ideology, so, too, Europe and Asia will achieve an almost insurmountable advantage over the US in the green technologies of the future. ...
Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:15:49 AM
....The company’s decision to stick with its plans for the HQ was widely seen as a vote of confidence in the British economy following the decision to leave the EU in June 2016. In a speech in Google’s London office last November, chief executive Sundar Pichai said: “Here in the UK, it’s clear to me that computer science has a great future with the talent, educational institutions, and passion for innovation we see all around us. ...
Turtle eclipse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:37:47 AM
.... . Global education. ...
Electronic voting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:29:41 PM
...."I-voting has become massive, and statistically there is no such thing as a typical i-voter," says Arne Koitmae, deputy head of Estonia's Electoral Office. "All voters, irrespective of gender, income, education, nationality and even computer skills, have the likelihood of becoming an i-voter," he says. ...
Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:04:33 PM
.... . "We now have stricter penalties so need to continue with education campaigns (including driving schools) plus more police enforcement. ...
This election ignores the most pressing issue: our economic outlook is disastrous | Laura Gardiner image
.... Labour’s suite of tax increases would raise government receipts relative to GDP to their highest level since the mid-1980s. This means significantly more money to spend on public services in an expansive programme of nationalisations and investment in health, schools, higher education and childcare. ...
We will all pay the price for our financial illiteracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... Modern finance enables rip-offs to happen at light speed, with the bottom 20% specifically targeted (I’m thinking payday lenders here). This OECD report is a wake-up call not just to parents to talk to their kids about money, or for schools to do more financial education, but for regulators to insist on protections. ...
'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
.... He is very creative and would like to work eventually in a media, advertising and/or film role. He has an offer of a place on a higher education course starting in September. ...
IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
.... Neither addresses the long-term challenges we face. For Labour, we can have pretty much everything – free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure,” he said. ...
Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:21:41 AM
....IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson said neither manifesto gave voters an honest set of choices or addressed the long-term challenges the UK faced. "For Labour, we can have pretty much everything - free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure. ...
Ansell offloads condom division for $600m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:08:57 AM
....Ansell said while there was potential for good growth for condom sales in emerging markets, it felt they would ultimately slow. Attitudes towards sex in China have become less strict recently, and more emphasis has been placed on public health education. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
.... . Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. ...
White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:46:23 PM
....The austerity measures "are astonishing and frankly immoral", Congresswoman Pramilla Jayapal told Mr Mulvaney as he testified to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. "This budget starts by taking away healthcare, then food, then housing, then education, then job opportunities," the Washington Democrat said. ...
Brum in the sun image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:35:16 AM
.... . More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ...
An apprenticeship or university – which would be better for my creative son? image
.... He is creative and would like to work eventually in a media/advertising/film role. He has been offered a place on a higher education course starting in September. ...
Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian image
....PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was "the biggest single philanthropic gift" in the nation's history, and the largest by a living Australian. The money will fund causes including cancer research, university education and ending indigenous disadvantage. ...
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
....Quite right. When one considers the needs of the health service, education, research institutes and hosts of businesses, it is insane – but, I fear, all too typical of the absurdity and self-harm of the whole Brexit venture. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
.... “Boosting productivity is key to alleviating some of the cost pressures that manufacturers are facing. Sustained investment in innovation and education will be vital to shore up the success of British industry. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
.... We hung out because we had a lot in common: we were both quiet, shared a birthday, were left-handed, and liked similar music and books. After years of working in fast food, Ryan had made the decision to return to school and was working to fund his education. ...
UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:33:02 AM
.... . Between early 1992, when comparable records began, and this year, the proportion of young people in full-time education jumped from 26. ...
University of Apple  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....There will be 400 students recruited for the autumn, expected to be in the 18 to 30 age range, for courses run in partnership with a Naples university, the University of Federico II. The decision for a computer company to move so directly into education is about self-interest as much as philanthropy. ...
Stop spending money on avocados? Good idea, I’ll have a house deposit by 2117 | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
.... Instead of truly examining the social and economic forces that lock young people out of the property market, why not focus on our expenditure? Never mind that, for most young people, it would take over a century of skipping their luxurious monthly brunch in order to get a mortgage for a poky starter home. Never mind that older generations had access to free or heavily discounted education, cheap property prices and stable, unionised employment, or the fact that their breakfast options were severely limited (this, I believe, is why they focus on brunch and not, say, your Netflix subscription. ...
Labour manifesto: Extra £48.6bn in tax revenue to fund pledges image
....Shadow cabinet member Sarah Champion told the BBC the water proposal was "an intent" and that Labour would "need to look at the legislation". Labour has already made a series of tax pledges, including increasing corporation tax from 19% to 26% and a "Robin Hood" tax on financial transactions, to fund multi-billion pound spending commitments on health, education and policing. ...
TV dinners image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:37:27 PM
.... . She is not unusual, because it is 1965 and at that time, many married American women - even those with an excellent education - spent large chunks of their day catering for their families. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
....That said, though, there are plenty of good things in the manifesto. The employers who whinge constantly about the poor quality of school leavers and graduates will be asked to contribute more to the education budget through higher corporation tax. ...
We wouldn’t need price caps if the Tories hadn’t cut energy-saving schemes image
....Duncan Smith, the former work and pensions minister, argues employers should be trying harder. Brexit and the immigration squeeze that would follow will force employers to trawl the local schools and further education colleges for nascent talent. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
....This is not to say that the private sphere of cars and broadband connections are irrelevant when considering the future of the economy. It’s just that the public sphere of hospitals, social care, further education, youth services, hostels for the homeless and libraries matters too, but is a second- or third-rank consideration. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
....Keith Garner, a local architect and member of the Battersea Power Station Community Group, described the power station plan as “soulless and generic”. He wanted more affordable homes included, and to see cultural and educational institutions included – like an annexe to the South Kensington museums or top-level sports facilities such as an Olympic-size pool. ...
Theresa May is creating an epidemic of poverty. Don’t give her a free hand | Gordon Brown image
.... She intends to claim the result as a mandate for much else. And Britain cannot afford to give her carte blanche on the parlous state of the NHS, the biting cuts in education, the threats to civil liberties and our rising inequality. ...
The German economy is unbalanced – but Trump has the wrong answer image
.... In the current European environment of near-zero interest rates, there’s little risk that additional public investment will crowd out private investment. And Germany has massive unmet needs in health care, education, and communication and transportation infrastructure. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
....Elizabeth Corley, chair of Pearson’s remuneration committee, should call her BT counterpart, Tony Ball, for a lesson in what using “discretion” means. Corley’s crew dished out a £343,000 bonus to chief executive John Fallon after a year of record losses for the educational publisher, an astonishing decision that triggered a 60% revolt by shareholders. ...
Number of zero-hours contracts stalls at 'staggering' 1.7m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:31:31 PM
....O’Grady said every party manifesto in the run-up to the general election should include a commitment to crack down on zero-hours contracts and other forms of insecure work. People on zero-hours contracts are more likely to be young, part-time, women or in full-time education. ...
Can corporation tax pay for Labour's education pledge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 05:09:52 AM

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