Minimum wage

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Real living wage rise puts pressure on UK government to raise minimum wage
Living Wage Foundation’s minimum rate rises by 40p to £9.90 an hour, largely due to higher fuel costs and rents

Joanna Partridge

15, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s budget: more politics than economics | Editorial
Editorial: The chancellor’s speech was all about the next election, stupid


27, Oct, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Rishi Sunak giving with one hand and taking away with the other, says Labour
Opposition says rise in national living wage will not make up for universal credit cut amid cost-of-living crisis

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Will Sunak’s budget really help ease the cost of living squeeze?
Benefits of increasing minimum wage and unfreezing public sector pay could be eroded by inflation

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Oct, 2021 @9:34 PM

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Rishi Sunak to scrap public sector pay freeze in autumn budget
Chancellor will also increase minimum wage, but economists warn measures not enough to counteract inflation and cuts

Jessica Elgot and Rowena Mason

25, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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UK ‘national living wage’ to rise to £9.50 an hour from next April
Government accepts Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of 6.6% increase

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

25, Oct, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Sunak expected to confirm end to public sector pay freeze
Exclusive: Unions say if departments are not given funding to raise pay then in effect freeze will remain

Heather Stewart Political editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Starmer’s bonfire of promises is likely to see Labour’s electoral chances crash and burn | Michael Chessum
To win at the ballot box, the opposition party needs to ditch Blairite policies and offer a radical anti-establishment narrative

Michael Chessum

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Treasury minister branded ‘ridiculous’ after claiming HGV driver shortage nothing to do with Brexit – as it happened
Simon Clarke, chief secretary to the Treasury, tells BBC: ‘The idea that this is somehow just a British problem is fundamentally wrong’

Andrew Sparrow

30, Sep, 2021 @4:02 PM

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I resigned because Starmer has no hope of winning if he keeps breaking promises | Andy McDonald
The Labour leader should look to Joe Biden, says former shadow employment secretary Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald

29, Sep, 2021 @10:48 AM

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£15 UK minimum wage may not be the best way to tackle poverty
Analysis: experts say it may be better to bear down on zero-hours contracts to ensure more reliable work patterns

Richard Partington and Sarah Butler

29, Sep, 2021 @9:55 AM

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Starmer to accuse Tories of being ‘lost in the woods’ as he rejects Corbyn era
Leader’s conference speech will aim to present Labour as a party that is ‘back in business’ and ready for power

Heather Stewart

28, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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