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Posts Tagged: Living wage
The Labour leader presses the Government on food banks and social care, and the Prime Minister touts tax cuts and boosts to incomes.
There are benefits all round when employers adopt the higher, voluntary rate, and the public sector ought to be setting an example.
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Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
We must turbo-charge the vehicle of British entrepreneurship as we drive across the Brexit bridge which should connect us with the rest of the world.
It’s not just an auction of promises we can never win, but an essential way to reach out to an increasingly consumerist electorate.
A sudden, retroactive change in how ‘sleep-in’ shifts are classified risks driving many providers out of business.
If the electorate still credit Labour with being the party that cares, it will always have a short path back to power.
Kevin Hollinrake: Why the National Minimum Wage should be raised to the level of the National Living Wage
A new study shows that paying a living wage is good for employees, and that it’s proving to make good business sense too.
The Opposition’s promise to extend the policy is opportunistic, expensive, and unjust. The Conservatives must do what is necessary and right.
George Osborne ignored the well-justified caution which had kept minimum wage rises so modest, and the evidence that his ploy will harm employment growth.
After the referendum. If Britain doesn’t get a new Chancellor, it faces the prospect of a Zombie Government
It will risk being unable to get its business through the Commons.
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.
With 30 per cent of the vote, it pipped Duncan Smith’s Universal Credit to the post.
It is the Conservative Party which produced the first ever female MP, the first lesbian leader in Ruth Davidson and the first female Prime Minister in Margaret Thatcher.