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....”. Boath is the former head of the bank’s European financial institutions group and has brought an employment tribunal claim against Barclays alleging he was unfairly dismissed when the SFO shared the transcript of his interview with the bank. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 06:48:09 AM
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....Wages are now falling in real terms – adjusting for inflation – and the squeeze on household budgets has hurt consumer-facing businesses. But unemployment remains at a 42-year low, a drop in imports has narrowed Britain’s trade deficit and the pound’s renewed weakness has boosted the FTSE 100 by flattering the performance of companies that operate overseas and report their earnings in dollars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A decade ago, Frances O’Grady thought she had seen just about the worst conditions possible for workers in 21st-century Britain. As part of a team investigating vulnerable employment, the trades union leader held clandestine meetings in churches with intimidated workers that exposed life at the sharp end of the jobs market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The lack of wage growth in Britain’s economy is the result of turning the clock back to the days before the Industrial Revolution when there were no trade unions and self-employment was rife, the chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Bank of England has acknowledged that trade-off, estimating that productivity would have been 1% to 3% higher in the UK had it raised interest rates to pre-crisis levels in the recovery phase. But they believe the consequences – slower income growth and higher unemployment – would have been unacceptable. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. The Conservative initiative has been widely welcomed by working parents among whom it was a clear vote winner in the 2015 election, but Labour has warned that low-income families in insecure employment or on zero-hours contracts, who may be unable to guarantee how many hours of work they will get from one month to the next, will lose out. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 09:04:53 AM
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....Government-backed inspectors should be able to investigate companies and entire industries to prevent unscrupulous companies falsely labelling workers as self-employed, according to a leading legal body. In a submission to the independent review of employment practices led by Matthew Taylor, the Law Society also recommends the immediate scrapping of employment tribunal fees, which have led to a 70% fall in claims in the last three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 06:01:08 PM
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....The Bank official said he had voted for no change at the MPC’s meeting for two reasons. First, he said there was evidence that deunionisation, rising self-employment, and the “gig economy” had resulted in weaker wage growth than in the past. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Claudio Borio, the chief economist at the BIS, welcomed a turnaround in global growth over the past year that had “strengthened considerably and [was] forecast to return to long-term averages soon”. He said: “Economic slack in the major economies has diminished further; in some, unemployment rates have fallen back to levels consistent with full employment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....8m in 2010. Richard Boath, 58, who worked for Barclays for 15 years and was head of the bank’s European financial institutions group until last year, has since brought a claim to an employment tribunal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It is even a small step in the fight against the gig economy. But it is not the end either of a feeble form of corporate governance, nor of the employment model on which Uber and many other tech businesses depend. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Some in the remain camp have taken heart from the fact that France is growing more quickly than the UK, hopeful that this might engender the much-anticipated buyers’ remorse. There is not yet much sign of this, perhaps because voters are smart enough to realise that one quarter does not make up for decades of slow growth and high unemployment in France, and perhaps also because countries are sometimes willing to accept some short-term economic pain for a political objective. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....I’ll put this gently because I can’t be certain, and anyway it’s not the greatest crime in the world. But your partner abandoned his PE course in part because “it wasn’t right for him”, yet now wants employment somewhere in the area of sport and education. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
....Some in the remain camp have taken heart from the fact that France is growing more quickly than the UK, hopeful that this might engender the much-anticipated buyers’ remorse. There is not yet much sign of this, perhaps because voters are smart enough to realise that one quarter does not make up for decades of slow growth and high unemployment in France, and perhaps also because countries are sometimes willing to accept some short-term economic pain for a political objective. ...
Booming stock markets distract from threat of excessive lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 10:30:27 AM
....Claudio Borio, the chief economist at the BIS, welcomed a turnaround in global growth over the past year that had “strengthened considerably and [was] forecast to return to long-term averages soon”. He said: “Economic slack in the major economies has diminished further; in some, unemployment rates have fallen back to levels consistent with full employment. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....A decade ago, Frances O’Grady thought she had seen just about the worst conditions possible for workers in 21st-century Britain. As part of a team investigating vulnerable employment, the trades union leader held clandestine meetings in churches with intimidated workers that exposed life at the sharp end of the jobs market. ...
BRITAIN'S SHAME: Ex-soldiers facing 'dangerous' levels of debt, warn experts  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 10:33:00 AM
. Members of the armed forces are at risk of financial problems when they the leave, in part because they struggle to find new employment, according to advice provider PayPlan. ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
....I’ll put this gently because I can’t be certain, and anyway it’s not the greatest crime in the world. But your partner abandoned his PE course in part because “it wasn’t right for him”, yet now wants employment somewhere in the area of sport and education. ...
Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:41:34 PM
....Authorities said that about 5,000 people took part in the demonstration on Thursday, in the latest in a series of protests that have hindered rubbish collection in major cities. Unions are calling on the left-led government to grant workers better employment rights, moving those on short-term contracts that have expired or are about to expire into full-time, permanent roles. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....Wages are now falling in real terms – adjusting for inflation – and the squeeze on household budgets has hurt consumer-facing businesses. But unemployment remains at a 42-year low, a drop in imports has narrowed Britain’s trade deficit and the pound’s renewed weakness has boosted the FTSE 100 by flattering the performance of companies that operate overseas and report their earnings in dollars. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
.... It is even a small step in the fight against the gig economy. But it is not the end either of a feeble form of corporate governance, nor of the employment model on which Uber and many other tech businesses depend. ...
Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist image
. The lack of wage growth in Britain’s economy is the result of turning the clock back to the days before the Industrial Revolution when there were no trade unions and self-employment was rife, the chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....“We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. ...
Bank of England rift as chief economist ponders interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:09:59 AM
....The Bank official said he had voted for no change at the MPC’s meeting for two reasons. First, he said there was evidence that deunionisation, rising self-employment, and the “gig economy” had resulted in weaker wage growth than in the past. ...
Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
.... To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. The Conservative initiative has been widely welcomed by working parents among whom it was a clear vote winner in the 2015 election, but Labour has warned that low-income families in insecure employment or on zero-hours contracts, who may be unable to guarantee how many hours of work they will get from one month to the next, will lose out. ...
Why is productivity so low since the crisis – particularly in the UK? | Howard Davies image
....The Bank of England has acknowledged that trade-off, estimating that productivity would have been 1% to 3% higher in the UK had it raised interest rates to pre-crisis levels in the recovery phase. But they believe the consequences – slower income growth and higher unemployment – would have been unacceptable. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....Government-backed inspectors should be able to investigate companies and entire industries to prevent unscrupulous companies falsely labelling workers as self-employed, according to a leading legal body. In a submission to the independent review of employment practices led by Matthew Taylor, the Law Society also recommends the immediate scrapping of employment tribunal fees, which have led to a 70% fall in claims in the last three years. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising image
....”. Boath is the former head of the bank’s European financial institutions group and has brought an employment tribunal claim against Barclays alleging he was unfairly dismissed when the SFO shared the transcript of his interview with the bank. ...
BIS warns rolling back globalisation would be ‘detrimental’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 05:41:55 PM
....After Trump’s presidential win following a campaign on an anti-globalisation platform, both bodies emphasised the apparent benefits from more global trade and placed the onus on national governments to ensure the gains are fairly shared. The BIS took a similar line in Sunday’s report, urging governments to make their labour markets flexible enough to help people whose jobs are displaced to retrain and to benefit from regional employment drives. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
....It all adds up to an economy running on empty, with everyone, including ministers, borrowing extra each year just to keep the wheels turning. At a time when the official figures show employment at a record high and unemployment at a historical low, the workforce should be enjoying wage rises of at least 4% or 5%. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
.... Amanda Stavely, an adviser to the UAE’s Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who put more than £3bn into the October 2008 financing, has brought a civil action claiming fees for her PCP advisory vehicle. Richard Boath, a former top banker at Barclays, has brought a claim to an employment tribunal. ...
Humiliation on the high street as security guards rob shoppers of their dignity image
.... “Things have to improve among the big providers,” it says. “But there is still insecure employment in the medium and smaller firms. ...
Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... Way back in 1980, in the early stages of Mrs Thatcher’s sado-monetarist regime, the great JK Galbraith wrote in this newspaper: “British social services and social insurance soften what elsewhere might be intolerable hardship. British phlegm is a good antidote for anger; but so is an adequate system of unemployment insurance. ...
Buying my own place was an impossible dream – here’s how it came true image
.... The couple bought a flat in Margate last spring. “We got there in the end but it was hard work – we had friends in full-time employment earning less than us who were getting mortgages really easily. ...
Pensions WARNING: Pots under pressure as older worker redundancy rate hits record high image
....”. The employment rate in the UK drops to 64 per cent at the age of 60, compared to 83 per cent at the age of 50, according to Labour Force Survey statistics. ...
Bank of England doves right to thwart hawks seeking interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 01:18:37 PM
.... Inflation is heading above 3%, at which point the Bank’s governor, Mark Carney, will have to write an explanatory letter to the chancellor, Philip Hammond. The continued fall in unemployment also meant a tighter labour market and, although the weak pound has put the brakes on consumer spending by making imports dearer, the other side of the coin is that a more competitive currency is helping exports and encouraging businesses to invest. ...
Fed raises interest rates again in further sign of confidence in US economy image
....25%, the third consecutive quarterly increase. The move follows a record run of jobs growth in the US that has driven the unemployment rate down to its lowest level in 16 years. ...
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
....The recession officially came to an end by late 2009 and after a couple of years of weak and patchy growth, the worst seemed to be over. Activity picked up, unemployment started to come down. ...
Britons feel the squeeze as inflation rises to four-year high of 2.9% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:37:27 AM
....25%. Inflation is well above the Bank’s 2% target, but policymakers have said they are happy to tolerate some overshoot because they want to support growth and employment as the UK prepares to begin Brexit negotiations. ...
Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 04:02:30 AM
....He had followed news of the so-called Muslim ban on TV this year. “But we’re not in a position to make employment decisions based on our principles,” he said. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....7%, the highest for more than three years and well above a Bank of England target of 2%. Despite that overshoot, the Bank’s policymakers meeting to set interest rates this week are likely to reaffirm that they are happy to tolerate higher inflation for now as they continue to keep borrowing costs low to shore up growth and employment. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
....I am thinking of taking the police officer role off my CV altogether. The company that I worked for prior to that has closed down and cannot be contacted, so it would be easy enough to simply extend the period of time that I was there on my CV to avoid any gaps in my employment history. ...
UK economy falls to bottom of EU growth league image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 05:33:45 PM
....Prospects for the 19-nation eurozone, by contrast, have brightened. Political uncertainty has diminished now France’s presidential election is out the way, unemployment has fallen, business surveys point to solid demand and a continuing recovery in the global economy could boost exports, economists say. ...
Take a bow Mario Draghi – has the ECB chief saved the eurozone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 02:21:01 PM
.... Again, this follows the example of the Fed and the Bank of England. No question, the ECB is in a far better place than it was this time five years ago, when the economy was dipping in and out of recession, unemployment was rising and there were real fears that Italy and Spain would be the next dominoes to fall in Europe’s debt crisis. ...
ECB forecasts higher growth but keeps rates on hold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 12:05:28 PM
....2%. Mr Draghi said the recovery was due to a pick-up in investment and corporate profitability, gains in employment and the global recovery supporting trade and euro area exports. ...
EU court told workers can claim compensation if not given holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 10:38:55 AM
....In an opinion about a case involving a UK window salesman, the advocate general of the European court of justice in Luxembourg reinforced employees’ rights. A long-running legal challenge that concerned a claim brought by the salesman, known as Mr King, against Sash Window Workshop Limited, involved his employment contract, which did not specify if he was entitled to paid leave. ...
Topshop owner sees profits dive by 79% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 12:44:18 AM
....Market conditions remained "challenging and very competitive", with new players entering the market particularly online, it continued. And while UK unemployment was low and consumer credit availability continued to rise "the slow growth in average earnings impacts the spending power of customers". ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....Halliburton said applicants for its unpaid positions could use their work as part of a degree but did not say whether they formed part of a recognised course in partnership with specific universities. In a statement, the company said it “provides some unpaid internship opportunities to college students in an effort to provide practical work experience which can be used to achieve higher qualification and obtain employment within the industry when students graduate. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....Changes to how our corporations are governed have allowed chief executives to take a larger and larger fraction of the corporate pie, leaving less and less to be reinvested in the company, and less to pay to workers. Monetary policy has been conducted with a focus on inflation rather than on employment. ...
UK house prices rise for first time in five months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:54:02 AM
....Martin Ellis, a housing economist at Halifax, said Britain’s property shortage would continue to support house price growth. “The fact that the supply of new homes and existing properties available for sale remains low, combined with historically low mortgage rates and a high employment rate, is likely to support house price levels over the coming months,” he said. ...
House price growth cools further in May, says Halifax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:54:52 AM
....Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist, said the shortage of property on the market was likely to keep prices buoyant over the rest of the summer. "The fact that the supply of new homes and existing properties available for sale remains low, combined with historically low mortgage rates and a high employment rate, is likely to support house price levels over the coming months. ...
Philippines partially lifts Qatar workers ban image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 01:30:04 AM
....Qatar is being isolated by its neighbours who accuse it of supporting Islamist militants and Iran. OFWs on contracts, wishing to return to Qatar or new workers with an overseas employment certificate can travel. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: invest for growth | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:08:11 PM
.... Mrs May’s only stab at addressing the intergenerational divide was a tax on those who need social care. It addresses one small corner of the welfare state while the engine of employment and higher wages, namely the economy, continues to splutter. ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
....7bn for all constituencies tallies with the amount the Gambling Commission said bookies took from FOBTs in the 2015-16 year. The data also provide fresh evidence of “clustering” by bookmakers, which have been accused of targeting areas suffering from low wages, high unemployment and high rates of child poverty. ...
If you want to get technical, recession records are nothing to brag about | Greg Jericho image
.... Annual growth of GDP did not fall below zero, but GDP per capita did – in fact we had four consecutive quarters where GDP per capita was lower than it had been a year before:. But why even use GDP? Why not use employment? After all surely the prime reason we care at all about GDP growth is because we hope it leads to people getting work. ...
Wealth 'begins at £134,170 a year' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 02:41:04 PM
....But in south east England, you'd have to be earning £162,844 to be seen as rich, 78% more than in Wales. "The labour market is creating jobs at a steady rate and unemployment is at its lowest level for more than four decades," said Mariano Mamertino, an economist at Indeed. ...
The global economy can recover faster if we avoid the obvious pifalls | Nouriel Roubini image
.... For example, the administration could still pursue protectionist measures that would precipitate a trade war, and it has imposed migration restrictions that will probably reduce growth by eroding the labour supply. Moreover, Trump might continue to engage in corporatist micromanagement, which would disrupt the private sector’s investment, employment, production, and pricing decisions. ...
Eurozone growth remains fastest for six years, says PMI survey image
....Manufacturing was particularly robust last month. The increase in demand drove the need for new staff which IHS Markit said led to employment "rising at one of the quickest rates seen over the past decade". ...
Nearly 10 million Britons are in insecure work, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:01:45 AM
. Up to 10 million Britons or nearly a third of the UK workforce do not have secure employment, according to the GMB union, which has warned of a heavy impact on health and family life. ...
I was briefly a police officer 10 years ago – should I take it off my CV? image
....I am thinking of taking the police officer role off my CV. The company I worked for prior to that has closed down and cannot be contacted, so it would be easy to extend the period of time I was there on my CV to avoid gaps in my employment history. ...
Job opportunities should not wither as we age | Katie Allen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 01:06:00 PM
....So how do we get there? Employers and policymakers can start by doing more to help the current cohort of over-50s to stay in work if they want to. There are almost a million 50- to 64-year-olds who are not in employment at all but say they are willing or would like to work, according to the Fuller Working Lives report published by the government this year. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
....Yet it’s still remarkable how few worker rebellions there are. Economic theory suggests that with unemployment so low – back to the levels of 1975 – and the stock market at a record high, fuelled by record profits, workers should be able to negotiate better pay. ...
Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 05:47:06 PM
....Analysts at Capital Economics said the modest increase in US jobs was “not too discouraging” and was likely to pick up again over the rest of the summer. It said: “After all, the employment rate declined to 4. ...
REVEALED: How one in four over 55s could DOUBLE pension savings  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 03:40:00 PM
....Around one in four over 55s are opting out of auto-enrolment workplace pension schemes, found a study by provider NOW:Pensions. Older workers are three times more likely to spurn employment pensions - even though they are in effect turning down free money. ...
US adds fewer jobs than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:56:13 PM
. US employers added fewer jobs than expected in May, but the unemployment rate dipped further as the economy headed toward full employment. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
....”. The report builds on previous research by the TUC that found BAME workers were also far more likely than white workers to be underemployed with fewer hours of employment than they would like and that BAME graduates were more likely to be unemployed than their white peers. ...
Worked to death image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:35:37 PM
.... . "We had karoshi is the 1960s and 70s, the big difference is they had to work long hours but they were secured lifetime employment. ...
Paris climate deal: US firms criticise Trump move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:26:59 PM
....Oil stocks such as ExxonMobil and Chevron climbed on Thursday, as did the overall market. The broad S&P 500 share index and the technology index, the Nasdaq, closed at new highs, having already been climbing throughout in the day in anticipation of strong employment figures due out on Friday. ...
Trade union membership has plunged to all-time low, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:43:25 AM
....6 million. “Cuts to the public sector workforce have meant the loss of many good quality jobs, and recent growth in private sector employment has been characterised by a large proportion of insecure jobs,” said the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady. ...
House price WARNING: Values fall for third month in worst performance since 2009 image
....". With consumer confidence and employment remaining high, affordability is one of the main measures holding back growth. ...
UK house prices fall for third month in a row for first time since financial crisis image
....”. He noted real incomes were under pressure as inflation had overtaken wage growth, although the number in work continued to rise at a healthy pace and the unemployment rate hit a 42-year low in the three months to March. ...
House prices fell again in May, Nationwide says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:29:31 AM
....However, Mr Gardener said: "The number of people in work has continued to rise at a healthy pace. Indeed, the unemployment rate fell to a 42-year low in the three months to March. ...
Would a four-day week work? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 09:13:12 AM
....Trying to boost productivity by reducing hours worked would not be without its costs. France has higher unemployment than the UK. ...
If Germany can't count on old friends, perhaps it's time to make new ones image
....The "Made in Germany" brand continues to be damaged by the never-ending "dieselgate" saga, over Volkswagen's manipulation of car emissions tests. Unemployment is low, but people in work are paying higher taxes; since 2004, the total number of tax payers paying a rate of 42% has doubled. ...
Higher inflation drives down real wages for British workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:48:46 PM
.... Real wages were currently still well below the norm, even at such low productivity levels. Another key factor in weak wage growth was the quality of employment, the S&P report said, noting official figures showing that in the fourth quarter of last year, around 900,000 jobs were based on zero-hour contracts. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
....The apparent frictionlessness of online shopping is, however, an illusion. Across Britain, this hugely competitive industry is pushing tens of thousands of couriers to work uncertain hours for low pay, often under considerable pressure and with little or no employment protections, to get all these packets to our doors as quickly and cheaply as possible. ...
'Tighten the rules on self-employment' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:36:38 PM
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Far from ‘strong and stable’, May’s economic plan is weak and unstable image
....9% bigger under the Lib Dem plans and 1% bigger under Labour’s plans than under the Conservative plans. Higher growth under Labour and the Lib Dems would be the result of abolishing the 1% cap on public sector pay, an increase in public sector employment and plans to boost spending on public infrastructure by 50%. ...
Ford faces lots of bumps in the road to a world of driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:00:02 AM
....Will autonomy bring more freedom? Possibly, but it runs counter to the prevailing mood, where politicians appeal to the public with promises of taking back control. And it would be difficult to dismiss as simple luddites those drivers who just see another form of employment poised to disappear. ...
Tax on test: do Britons pay more than most? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....Most taxpayers typically pay around 25% of their salary in social security, compared with 12% in the UK. But for this they receive arguably the world’s best health service, unemployment benefit typically at 65% of your former pay (up to a ceiling of about €6,000 a month, compared with £72. ...
'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
....I believe you can make this difficult decision only after absolutely open discussion with your younger son. As I’m sure you know, there is nothing to show that an apprenticeship is less likely to lead to rewarding employment than a relevant degree. ...
Uber's London licence renewed for only four months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:21:36 PM
.... The LTDA has argued that Uber is not a fit and proper operator and is jeopardising public safety, while the GMB has demanded TfL impose conditions to secure the health and safety of drivers, passengers and other road users. Two drivers won a GMB-backed case against Uber in an employment tribunal last year, which ruled that its drivers were not self-employed contractors but workers with holiday and pay entitlements. ...
Paradise in the Med image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:54:43 PM
.... It's the problem of other EU states that don't. Why should I increase my tax rates to please Germany or France? A lot of countries should look at the way their tax system has killed off business and led to unemployment. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'painting a false picture' at work tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:23:13 PM
. Deliveroo has been accused of running a campaign of misinformation and implementing last-minute changes to contracts in an effort to prevent riders from gaining better employment rights. ...

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