From the TUC

Pensions: It’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world

Tim Sharp

13 Oct 2016, by in Pensions & Investment

The late James Brown had a complicated enough life without worrying about UK pensions saving. But the Godfather of Soul’s famous, if patronising, take on gender politics provides an appropriate soundtrack for the state of British retirement savings. Women make up just 36 per cent of those eligible to be automatically enrolled into workplace pensions,…

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Big win for Robin Hood Tax in Europe

Owen Tudor

12 Oct 2016, by in International

Earlier this week, Finance Ministers from 10 Eurozone countries finally reached agreement on the principle of a Robin Hood Tax. Legislative drafting will now begin, and campaigners will be pressing the Ministers to conclude the details by December. Meanwhile, US Democrats scenting victory in next month’s Presidential election as Trump’s campaign crumbles, are redoubling the…

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Life and death: a tale of inequality

Richard Exell

11 Oct 2016, by in Society & Welfare

The latest figures for life expectancy and healthy life expectancy show that where you live can be a matter of life and death: the more deprived your town or district, the lower your life expectancy. The data, from the Office for National Statistics, show life expectancy for men and women for England and then for local districts…

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Worker reps on company boards could happen within a year if PM makes good on her commitment

Janet Williamson

05 Oct 2016, by in Economics

Speaking today at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister repeated her commitment to introduce worker representation on company boards. The TUC has just published a new report All Aboard that sets out proposals for making this a reality, arguing that laws to put worker board representation into practice could be on the statute book…

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