All articles by: James Douglas

NMW ‘not fit for purpose’

Published: December 23, 2013
Written by James Douglas

Fifteen years after the introduction of the national minimum wage (NMW), more than 300,000 workers are paid below the legal rate.

UK state pension is among the worst

Published: December 23, 2013
Written by James Douglas

The state pension in Britain is among the worst in the developed world, only topped by Mexico, according to the think tank the Organisation for Economic

Retirement shortfall fears are revealed

Published: November 17, 2013
Written by James Douglas

In a survey conducted by financial services provider Partnership, 71 per cent of respondents said they believe they will need to supplement their income in retirement.

Rogue businesses will be named and shamed

Published: September 21, 2013
Written by James Douglas

Employers who fail to pay the national minimum wage (NMW) will be publicly named and shamed under revamped Government plans to make it easier to clamp down on rogue businesses.

Terms and conditions: things can only get worse

Published: September 20, 2013
Written by James Douglas

The TUC has warned that Government plans to weaken the Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment (TUPE) regulations will drive down terms and conditions for vulnerable workers and make …

‘Stop spin’ says watchdog

Published: June 16, 2013
Written by James Douglas

House of Commons watchdogs have ruled that Government statistics should be presented in a way that is accurate and meaningful, rather than “spun” into a good news story to benefit …