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The cost of the pay gap

Pay for those at the top of our society continues to rise inexorably while average incomes stagnate. The gap between the remuneration of the so-called “super-managers” who run our top businesses and everyone else, is getting ever wider.

A chief executive...

Zero hours contracts: a symptom, not the disease

As my only direct experience of life on a zero hours contract is a brief period some 30 years ago as a manager of front-line staff employed almost exclusively (then and now) on such contracts, I hesitate to take issue...

Welcome to... DWP

Taking on the work and pensions brief should be the dream job for a senior Labour politician. DWP is the largest spending department, a symbol of the cradle-to-grave welfare state; and it is pivotal to two central Labour issues: inequality...

Employment in today’s Britain

The government cites the strength of employment as evidence of its success. Yet the rest of the economy has been perilously weak. So what’s going on? Is employment really doing well, providing the springboard for recovery and growth; or is...

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