9 March 2012
People earning £150,000 or more enjoy tax breaks worth more than the annual salaries of nearly eight million workers, according to a new TUC report.
A special team at the media regulator Ofcom is examining whether James Murdoch is fit to remain chairman of BSkyB and if News Corp should be stripped of its stake in the broadcaster because of the phone-hacking scandal, reported the Independent.
The number of people officially classed as homeless in England has jumped by 14% – the biggest increase for nine years – as what charities have described as a "perfect storm" of rising repossession rates and unemployment drives thousands more families into temporary accommodation.
The nation was urged to pull together with "just 13 days to save the NHS" as thousands demonstrated outside Parliament against the big government sell-off, reported the Morning Star.
A consensus with the Tories on austerity, on attacking public sector workers will not work, reported the Union-News website
Government schemes intended to save money have massively backfired - overspending by £500 million.
Ministers want to ease regulation of gangmasters, just a few years after a crackdown on rogue employers who force vulnerable people to work in poor conditions for low pay, reported the Guardian.
Unite described as “outrageous” the announcement that RBS is cutting 300 staff and shipping 200 jobs to India.
George Osborne should commit to deeper public spending cuts and reduce taxes on rich individuals and companies, the Institute of Directors has said, reported the Financial Times.
George Osborne is preparing to water down plans to strip middle class families of child benefit in an attempt to head off a back-bench rebellion, reported the Daily Telegraph.
Security services 'gave data to clandestine organisation funded by major names in building industry', reported the Observer.
Nearly 900,000 of the nation's poorest people face losing thousands of pounds in income from next month because of cuts to tax credits, official figures reveal, reported the Independent on Sunday.
As the displaced residents of Dale Farm in Essex face another round of forced evictions, Elly Robson from Red Pepper talked to some of the families and examined the discrimination they face.
The work of the growing campaigns against workfare that are successfully exposing the unfair treatment of young and unemployed people was praised by PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka ahead of a day of national action by Boycott Workfare.