10 February 2012
Elderly people should be encouraged to go back to work and move into smaller homes, one of David Cameron’s key advisers, reported the Daily Telegraph.
The Daily Mirror reported that the prime minister said that helping “Bertie Woosters” to recruit “Jeeves” in the shape of cleaners and gardeners would help women get jobs.
Big Six suppliers heading for bumper profits and bonuses as more than 5.5 million UK homes hit by fuel poverty, reported the Independent.
A report published by the government's spending watchdog confirmed PCS's warnings that the Ministry of Defence is cutting loyal, skilled staff before working out how it will support our armed forces in the months and years ahead.
Senior elected representatives of the largest union in the civil service, PCS, has unanimously agreed to consult members over continued campaigning against the government's cuts to public sector pensions.
The Government has unveiled plans for further cuts to solar subsidies, sparking concerns over the future of the industry and thousands of clean-tech jobs, reported the Independent.
The Shropshire Star reported a number of office staff at one of the biggest employers in Telford have been sent home and told they may lose their jobs next month, union chiefs claimed today.
The outsourcing of state services always leads to workers being paid less. Instead our leaders call it an 'efficiency saving', says Zoe Williams in the Guardian.
The UnionNews website ran an article covering an Ernst and Young report which wrecks the government’s claims that blocking a Robin Hood Tax is in Britain’s interests.
Civil service union PCS slammed proposals to use more private debt collectors within Revenue and Customs and other government departments to retrieve public debt, reported the Morning Star.
Maria Miller, a Conservative minister in the Department for Work and Pensions has said that the UK does not have "a shortage of jobs", but said the issue is rather that unemployed people lack the skills that they need, reported the Guardian.
Ending corporation tax relief for pay and bonuses worth more than 10 times average annual earnings (£26,200) could raise around £1.7bn a year if applied to the banking and financial services sector, according to a new TUC report.
Unemployment figures give new impetus to calls for an elected assembly for the north of England, according to the Observer.
Women’s charities and rape crisis centres are losing up to 88% of council funding, reported the Sunday Mirror.
The chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland has admitted that bankers’ pay is too high and needs to be cut, reported the Scotsman.