Fact Service September 2019

Issue 38 (19/09/2019) - RPI inflation rate down but beware of Brexit
; Usdaw says sign up to 'Save our shops'; Poorest councils hit most by funding cut
; Who is missing out on employment rights?; Manufacturing falls in flat economy; Get registered to vote in general election



Issue 37 (12/09/2019) - Unemployment dips below 1.3m mark
; Big Brother is coming
; Earnings up, but down in real terms on 2007
; Unions hit back at 'shadowy cabal'

Issue 36 (05/09/2019) - Election bribes in Tory Spending Round
; TUC call for a stronger voice for workers
; Huge rise in violent crimes on railways
; Big ticket mergers boost M&A activity
; Rolls-Royce recognition

Issue 38

RPI inflation rate down but beware of Brexit
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The end of summer sales kept clothing prices down, according to the Office for National Statistics, and so contributing to a fall in the annual rate ...
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Usdaw says sign up to ‘Save our shops’
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Retail union Usdaw is campaigning for the government to take urgent action to "Save Our Shops".
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Poorest councils hit most by funding cut
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Local government will face a £25 billion funding gap by 2025, according to a joint report from the TUC and New Economics Foundation (NEF).
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Who is missing out on employment rights?
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The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing out on key workplace rights such as ...
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Manufacturing falls in flat economy 
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The economy was flat, latest official figures show.
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Get registered to vote in general election
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The next general election is coming as soon as the disaster of a no-deal Brexit has been avoided, so it’s vital to be registered to vote.
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Issue 37

Unemployment dips below 1.3m mark
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Unemployed edged below the 1.3 million mark again, latest official figures show.
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Big Brother is coming
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Boris Johnson has secretly ordered the Cabinet Office to turn the government’s public internet service into a platform for “targeted and ...
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Earnings up, but down in real terms on 2007
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The latest official figures on average weekly earnings in the UK economy show a recent welcome rise in real terms, but that in real terms they are ...
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Unions hit back at 'shadowy cabal'
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Trade unionists have hit out at the “shadowy” Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA) after the campaign group launched an attack on general secretaries’ ...
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Issue 36

Election bribes in Tory Spending Round
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Chancellor Sajid Javid presented his Spending Round — what other people would call his election bribes — to parliament.
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TUC call for a stronger voice for workers
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The UK risks slipping back to 19th century working conditions, the TUC warns in a new report, as it calls for the balance of power to be reset in the ...
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Huge rise in violent crimes on railways
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Transport union RMT has called for safe staffing on trains and stations as annual figures from the British Transport Police (BTP) show another surge ...
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Big ticket mergers boost M&A activity
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The values of both inward and domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies saw notable increases, while outward M&A saw a ...
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Rolls-Royce recognition
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A landmark agreement has been signed by aerospace group Rolls-Royce and the Unite general union. The agreement covers 1,700 managers at ...
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