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Double 'National Living Wage' Woe For Under-25s

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics

Younger workers missing out on the new higher minimum wage may still be frozen out of the job market, a Government report has suggested. Ministers ...

Facts and Fiction in the UK Immigration Debate

Seamus Nevin | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Seamus Nevin

In her address to the Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May portrayed immigration as almost exclusively negative. It was yet another example of the Home Secretary turning away the world's best and brightest, putting internal party politics ahead of the country, and helping our competitor economies instead of our own. Lambasting her own record in office, she claimed there was "no case, in the national interest" for the immigration figures she has presided over.

A Sensible Solution

Seamus Nevin | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Politics
Seamus Nevin

Despite popular misconceptions, concerns about the impact of immigration on jobs and wages are not borne out by the evidence. Numerous academic studies have found essentially no association between immigration and employment rates or wage depreciation for native born workers. Migrant workers are also proportionately more entrepreneurial than native born people.

Cutting Benefits For Migrants Could 'Punish' UK Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron is "punishing business" by trying to meet his self-imposed net migration target, the influential Institute of Directors (...

BoE Bank Rate Rise: The Case for the Whimper, Not the Bang

Michael Martins | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK
Michael Martins

The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest rates and high levels ...

Lib Dem Minister Has A Way For You To Tackle The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics

Businesses will be able to use special software to easily find out how big any pay gap is between their male and female staff, the government has conf...

Do You Ride With Uber? Labour Has Bad News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour could stop controversial cab-on-demand app Uber from operating in Britain over concerns about its tax arrangements. Shadow transport secreta...

The Party Is Over - Time for Fifa to Deal With the Hangover

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Roger Barker

Fifa has to face up to the decision-making processes which are routinely scrutinised and alleged to be dishonest or improperly influenced. In the last four years, four members of its Executive Committee have been forced out on the basis of suspicions of bribery. For such a large and important global organisation, such negative perceptions are unsustainable.

A Welcome Step From Boris Johnson, But the Mayor Fell Down on the Details

Allie Renison | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Allie Renison

oris Johnson today setting out some of the changes he and his economic adviser Gerard Lyons think would be necessary to see Britain benefit from continued EU membership is a welcome step in the right direction. But for all his robustness and rabble-rousing rhetoric, there were more than a few moments where the Mayor fell down on detail.

'This Should Cause Real Soul-Searching'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition's immigration crackdown has put skilled workers off coming to Britain while failing to control migration, a major new report has indicat...

Are Zero-Hours Contracts 'Unfairly Demonised'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Zero-hours workers are more likely to be happy with their work-life balance than other employees, new research has found. The study from the Chart...

EU Membership 'Is Worth £3,000 To Each UK Household'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

Staying in the European Union is "overwhelmingly" in Britain's interest, although reforms are urgently needed, business leaders have said. The Conf...

Did The PM Copy The Head Of Santander In His Speech?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of plagiarising Ana Botin, chief executive of the Santander bank, after they both said profit and wealth creation were ...

HS2: U-turn If You Want to, the Train Is Not for Turning

Alex Porter | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Porter

As public and parliamentary support for HS2 falls, surely it is only a matter of time before one of the parties changes their position. At the rate things are going, the debate may well descend into a race to see who will be the one to push the plans well and truly off the rails.

Forget The Medals Table - The Olympics Have Struck Gold With Coaching Insights

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

I'm so glad we've stopped bitching, whinging, carping and moaning about the Olympics. The opening ceremony turned out to be an uncharacteristic Britis...

Calls For Single 30% Tax Rate To Boost Growth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

A single 30% rate of income tax and further public spending cuts are needed to boost growth, according to a report backed by a campaign group and busi...

Britain Needs A Spaceport To Rocket Ahead Of The Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

The UK space industry risks losing out in the booming sector unless it builds a spaceport, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD). With spac...

Institute Of Directors Warn Executive Pay Rates Are 'Unsustainable'

PA | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK

Executive pay rates are "unsustainable" and are damaging business in the eyes of the public, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned. In a hard...

More Money For Banks, Less Tax, IoD Report Urges

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

The Institute of Directors has called for a £50 billion programme of quantitative easing - an injection of capital into the financial system - as par...