Fact Service October 2019

Issue 41 (10/10/2019) - Defeat for women in pension age battle
; Johnson’s tax cuts for rich - a bit rich
; Javid's jam tomorrow on living wage; Many workers denied their rights by bosses
; Harassment of ethnic minorities at work
; >What union reps need - take the survey


Issue 40 (03/10/2019) - Cost to the UK of EU membership; Universal Credit - not fit for purpose
; Balance of payments deficit contracts
; "True impact of a no-deal Brexit"; Short-term volatility in the UK economy; Workers skip meals to make ends meet; Register and get a vote in general election


Issue 41

Defeat for women in pension age battle
 (417 words)

It’s disappointing, but campaigners have lost a significant legal battle against the government’s handling of the rise in women’s state pension ...
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Johnson’s tax cuts for rich — a bit rich
 (466 words)

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s promise of tax cuts have been analysed by the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Javid's jam tomorrow on living wage
 (242 words)

Chancellor Sajid Javid announced at the Conservative Party conference that he would increase the National Living Wage to £10.50 an hour. He also ...
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Many workers denied their rights by bosses
 (705 words)

The scale of labour market violations by employers across the UK is highlighted in a new analysis by the Resolution Foundation.
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Harassment of ethnic minorities at work
 (355 words)

One in four ethnic minority employees experience bullying and harassment despite most employers having a zero-tolerance policy, according to a report ...
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What union reps need — take the survey
 (95 words)

The TUC is undertaking a major piece of 
research into the role of union reps in the modern workforce. It’s been travelling round the country ...
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Issue 40

Cost to the UK of EU membership
 (501 words)

Politicians bandy various figures as to the cost of EU membership to the UK and some will tell downright lies, so figures from the Office for ...
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Universal Credit — not fit for purpose
 (497 words)

The misery of the Universal Credit scheme’s failed introduction, with evidence of people becoming suicidal, going without food, being forced into ...
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Balance of payments deficit contracts
 (217 words)

Britain’s trading position with the rest of the world improved slightly in the second quarter of the year, but was still in deficit, official ...
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'True impact of a no-deal Brexit'
 (325 words)

The government is trying to keep the public “in the dark” about the true impact of a no-deal Brexit, according to the TUC.
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Short-term volatility in the UK economy
 (198 words)

The UK economy shrank in the second quarter of the year, official figures show.
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Workers skip meals to make ends meet
 (337 words)

One in five workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, according to new TUC/GQR survey
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Register and get a vote in general election
 (111 words)

The next general election is looming, so it’s vital to be registered to vote.
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