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Budget 2017: People face ‘misery’, says Corbyn

Published: November 23, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Jeremy Corbyn warned that the Budget will “unravel” within days as the implications of continuing austerity will cause “misery” for people across the country. The Labour leader attacked the government’s …

Budget pressure rises over lifting pay cap

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

A pre-Budget battle is underway as Tribune went to press over moves to loosen the pay cap for teachers and nurses. Chancellor Philip Hammond insisted at a Cabinet sub-committee that …

Women face pregnancy discrimination at work

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The charity Maternity Action has exposed the harsh impact of unfair redundancies on pregnant women and new mothers. One in every 20 mothers are made redundant during pregnancy, mat­ernity leave …

Living Wage rates to rise

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by James Douglas

At least 150,000 UK workers are set for a pay rise as new rates for the real Living Wage rates have been revealed. The rate is to increase by 30p …

LGA calls for more leisure funding

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

The Local Government Association has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit £400m in his upcoming Budget to upgrade and renovate leisure facilities. It argued that the cash is crucial to …

Women at most risk from workplace stress

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by James Douglas

A new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)hows that, for the second year running, cases of ill-health through work stress have risen and now stand at 526,000, almost …

Psychiatry vacancies crisis

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has revealed that one in 10 consultant psychiatrist roles is currently unfilled in the NHS in England, a shortfall which has doubled in the past …

News In Brief

Published: November 18, 2017
Written by James Douglas

A new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. The leak, …

Spotlight on Hammond

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by Tribune Editorial

The Chancellor Philip Hammond is under pressure to use the Budget next month to attempt some redress for the Government’s tattered image and the damage it has sustained in Parliament. …

Banks facing SA fraud probe

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Chancellor Philip Hammond has privately asked financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office to review whether banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a corruption scandal in South Africa. …

New drugs too pricey for NHS

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by James Douglas

Taxpayer-funded medical research which last year cost more than £1 billion is producing medicines which are increasingly unaffordable for patients who need them. A report, published by campaign groups Global …

Women and older workers stuck in low pay

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

The Social Mobility Commission has found that low pay is endemic in the UK and there has been little progress in the number of people managing to escape from poorly …

Oxbridge still prefers toffs

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The dominance by the top two social classes of Oxford and Cambridge University admissions has been confirmed by new data. Four-fifths of students accepted at Oxbridge colleges between 2010 and …