The coalition has quietly rushed through legislation to reduce potential costs to employers following the recent court decision on holiday pay. Before Christmas, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that holiday …
National Minimum Wage Scams The TUC calls for ‘constant vigilance’ in their report Enforcing the National Minimum Wage – Keeping Up the Pressure. A wide range of employers’ scams includes: …
Barbour’s hair-rasing attack on its own workers
The forthcoming general election is set to be the last in which political parties are free to trade contentious economic claims without the oversight of an independent watchdog to ensure …
The PM’s weasel words on immigration are nothing new, observes Sam Bennett
Labour still awaits a post-referendum bounce
Pioneer television interviewer, war hero and magazine editor John Freeman played a pivotal role in one of the defining moments of post-war Labour politics
Ian Hernon assesses form and forecast as the countdown to the election begins
An inquiry by construction union UCATT found that thousands of building workers are suffering pay cuts after being forced to operate via umbrella companies.
Welcome to the 2015 election. It may still seem a ludicrously long way off, its launch fugged by winter fogs and fictional economic claims, but the gun has been fired.
With 2015 set to be a landmark year in British politics and with another hung parliament currently predicted, we asked what the Labour Party must do to be victorious
Ian Hernon reflects on the UK political highs, such as they were, and the numerous lows of 2014
The issue of ritualistic animal slaughter in the food chain has raised heated debate. Here MPs representing the three main parties, and three faiths, aim to sweep away misconceptions about …
So when is Labour going to take him down? asks Michael Meacher
Afghan Women: Speaking Out, Losing Lives Radio 4 Question Time Extra Radio 5 Live Blunt Speaking Radio 4 Extra
Hope Royal Court, London Saxon Court Southwark Playhouse, London
The NHS as we know it could be over in five years, warns Kailash Chand
If they finish their job, they could finish all of us
A massive cut in tax credits introduced when the coalition came to power has cost women £8.3 billion, and men £2.3 billion.
Now is supposedly the time for peace and goodwill to all. But where is the rage? Hunger stalks the land, according to a recent report from a cross-party committee of …
Chancellor George Osborne sprinkled his autumn statement with pre-election sweeteners but dodged underlying questions about the swelling deficit and his agenda of squeezing the needy to finance tax breaks for …
Return to the Forbidden Planet Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch