Workplace Promises

Higher pay is an opportunity, not a cost

Cameron Tait

According to a major group of employers, the introduction of the ‘national living wage’ on Friday created a ‘burning platform’ for businesses. Invoking the language of the organisational change guru Darryl Conner, the claim implies businesses are facing a choice between certain death and probable death – as the rise in the wage floor piles…

Children's Centre

Child poverty: what now?

Alison McGovern MP

So the House of Lords did the job that the Commons could not. Without our undemocratic, unelected friends in ermine, the Conservatives would have succeeded in their stated aim to rip up the statutory commitment to end child poverty within a generation. Never mind that the Child Poverty Act received cross-party backing when it was…

All in this together

All in this together

Andrew Harrop

How would you like £3,166 a year of free money from the government? Sounds too good to be true? Well if you’re in a reasonably paid job that’s exactly what you’ll be getting when the new financial year starts in April. This sum is the cash value of two huge tax breaks, the income tax…

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