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In his Summer Budget Chancellor Osborne announced today that the government will introduce what he claims is a new National Living Wage.
The idea of a compulsory National Living Wage sounds very attractive, and will no doubt grab most of the budget headlines.
A report from the JRF shows the income needed for a minimum, socially acceptable standard of living has fallen although the gap between incomes and essential costs has widened.
David Cameron has emailed supporters to tell them of his plans to ‘make Britain greater still’. One part of these plans is to create three million Apprenticeships.
Enforcement of the national minimum wage must be continuously improved, says says a new report published this week by the Trades Union Congress.
Figures obtained by the Unison union show most councils in England and Wales are failing to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage.
The economy can support a significant increase in the National Minimum Wage and there is a growing consensus this will benefit long term growth and stability, says the TUC.
The National Minimum Wage is not a living wage, it’s a poverty wage.Yet the Minister in charge of welfare reform, Lord Freud, has suggested that disabled people’s labour is not even worth this much. He has now apologised, but for many disabled people his remarks simply confirm their suspicions of how the government really thinks about them.
Ekklesia is very pleased to be supporting Fair Pay Fortnight, which began on 24 March and runs through to Friday 4 April 2014, with some events over the weekend. It is an initiative of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Britain.
On the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the minimum wage, the TUC has revealed that in some parts of Britain, nearly half the jobs pay less than the living wage.
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Tomorrow Parliament will vote on military action in Syria. Quakers in Britain oppose this, consistent with their belief that killing is wrong.
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