UK Minimum Wage

What Now for the National Minimum Wage?

George Wilson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
George Wilson

The social justice case for a higher minimum wage will not be heard again alone. Rather the destabilising language of economics will be used to promote and obstruct a policy that will be relied upon by millions.

The 70 Employers Named And Shamed For Paying Below The Minimum Wage...

PA | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK

The biggest number of firms found to have been paying below the national minimum wage have been named and shamed by the Government, including nurserie...

Freud's Minimum Wage Slip

George Wilson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Politics
George Wilson

As for Freud, at best, carelessness, and a poor understanding of his department and the people that it serves may prove less a slip and more a great fall; Labour are set to table a Commons motion of no confidence in him to be voted on later this month.

Wake Up to Reality: We Must Be Bolder With the Minimum Wage

Charlie Mowat | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mowat

The advantages of raising the minimum wage seem to be very clear - motivated staff leading to higher productivity and lower turnover, a lower benefits bill and greater spending power in communities

Make Minimum Wage A Living Wage, Say Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MPs are calling on David Cameron to back an increase to the national minimum wage as a way to avoid "subsidising low pay on a massive scale" and ...

Minimum Wage Flouting Firms To Be Named On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Employers who fail to pay staff the national minimum wage will be named and shamed on Twitter as part of a newly revised government scheme coming into...

Asa Bennett

'Osborne's Any-Job-Will-Do Recovery' | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne’s economic stewardship has come under fire after evidence emerged that most of the jobs created since the coalition began have been o...

Let's Bring Back National Service... Sort Of

Ellie Slee | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

So this is my thinking: If we brought back national service for a year after school - and by national service, I mean national send-everyone-to-work-in-a-bar-for-a-year-whilst-they-get-paid-nearly-nothing-and-probably-end-up-hoping-to-die service - we would quickly develop into a nation of polite, kind, respectful, super-employable people