From the TUC

Statistics, lies and Access to Work

Peter Purton

24 Mar 2015, by in Equality

Mark Harper, MP, minister for disabled people announced (23 March) a commitment by government to helping disabled people in work or into work who need adjustments or support to enable them to carry out their jobs. The Access to Work (AtW) scheme has been providing this support for many years and now it is being…

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Sajid Javid on Question Time: yet more labour market spin

Silkie Cragg

20 Mar 2015, by in Economics

Last night’s BBC Question Time (20 minutes into the iPlayer recording) featured Sajid Javid MP, a member of Cameron’s cabinet, defiantly claim that 80% of the jobs created in the past 5 years have been both full time and high-skilled in response to an audience member who was rightly concerned about recent employment trends. Here’s…

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#Budget2015 roundup from the TUC

Michael Pidgeon

19 Mar 2015, by in Economics

The TUC’s economic and social affairs team has been working flat out to pick apart, scrutinise and analyse the final budget of this Parliament. Here are some of the most popular posts: 1. Welfare cutsThe Chancellor referred to £12 billion of welfare cuts. Nicola Smith crunches the numbers to see where those cuts could fall, while Richard…

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