All articles by: Bernard Purcell

Youth miss out on min wage rise

Published: March 23, 2012
Written by Bernard Purcell

The national minimum wage will rise by 11p to £6.19 an hour in October, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced. The rise amounts to 1.8 per cent. But the rates …

Grim Budget backdrop: Brazil overtakes UK

Published: March 9, 2012
Written by Bernard Purcell

Chancellor George Osborne is this week putting the finishing touches to next week’s Budget against a backdrop of the less than cheering news that the United Kingdom (gross domestic product …