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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 …

Smaller firms face tax hike

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by James Douglas

New research indicates that more than 56,000 small businesses in England will face steep tax rises next year. Business rate increases will total £152m in April, according to rates specialist …

Two more join Living Wage list

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by James Douglas

Two more employers have joined the ranks of those paying the voluntary Living Wage to take the total number of accredited employers to 3,500. Moyses Stevens Flowers, a network of …

Catalonia in limbo as voters await December poll

Published: November 4, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

The economy and memories of the Fascist era under General Franco are behind the ongoing Catalonia crisis. When Tribune went to press, the previously autonomous region’s sacked President, Carles Puigdemont …