Tory plan to outspend Labour turns party’s principle on its head

The Damascene conversion to a spending splurge funded via borrowing may not wash with voters, let alone the IFSBy any standards, the UK’s economic performance in the 2010s has been poor. Workers are still earning less in inflation-adjusted terms than t…

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Samantha Cameron under fire as fashion label breaches employment rules

Cefinn is seeking unpaid interns to ‘manage samples’ and ‘carry out market research’Samantha Cameron has been criticised for seeking unpaid interns for her upmarket fashion label Cefinn which may breach minimum wage rules.Describing itself as “creating…

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‘It’s in complete crisis’ – architects form trade union amid fury and despair over exploitation

Low pay, shocking hours and cut-throat competition spell misery in a profession with few safeguards. We meet the young architects who are fighting backUnpaid overtime, precarious contracts, working hours so antisocial your only friends are people who d…

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Proportion of low-paid workers in Britain at lowest level on record

But ONS annual survey says people in UK still clawing back ground lost in 2008-09 recessionA boost from an above-inflation increase in the “national living wage” has reduced the percentage of people classified as low paid in Britain to its lowest level…

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Whitehall department strike grows as workers demand living wage

Security guards and others working for contractors at BEIS demand better payReceptionists, security guards, porters and post-room staff at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London have joined cleaners and caterers in striki…

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