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Mortgage approvals down a fifth, say bankers

25 Mar 2015, by in Uncategorized

The British Bankers Association said today that there were “signs that the mortgage market is recovering”. This view is based on the fact that in February bank mortgage  approvals reached a five-month high. whilst any morsel of good news is always welcome,it is certainly not time to open the champagne yet. In fact, fair-minded observers would focus more…

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Housing: #Budget2015 spins “signs of normalisation”

18 Mar 2015, by in Society & Welfare

“There continue to be signs of normalisation in the housing market” says the government (Budget Report 2015, 915, para 124). With home ownership in retreat, rents rising and 1.3 million on the social housing waiting lists, the situation seems much more like an entrenched crisis than normalisation. The government has made some claims about housing getting back on track. Let’s…

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Too much unpaid overtime is bad medicine

27 Feb 2015, by in Labour market

Today marks the TUC’s 11th Work Your Proper Hours Day, which is a campaign against excessive unpaid overtime. This is the first day of the year when the average person who does unpaid overtime would start getting paid if they were to work all their free hours at the start of the year. You can…

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Minimum wage cheats – Why not name all of them?

24 Feb 2015, by in Working Life

The government has named a further 70 employers caught underpaying the minimum wage. This is welcome news, which brings the total named in the past year up to 162. However, they should now go on and name the other 490 employers caught cheating last year. In addition, they should take some of the worst employers to…

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