Fact Service November 2019

Issue 46 (14/11/2019) - Unemployment down — but still above 1.3m
; Official figures show earnings a tad higher
; Political donations not declared by pub chain; Inflation down to 2.1%; Earnings less in real terms than in 2010

Issue 45 (07/11/2019) - Over 50s power growth in night working
; Tory misspeaks on food banks - and the reality; Presenteeism when mentally unwell; Tories' misleading ads about universal credit; UK economic growth lags behinds rivals
; Register to vote in general election


Issue 46

Unemployment down — but still above 1.3m
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The summer ended with a fall in unemployment, latest official figures show.
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Official figures show earnings a tad higher
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Growth in average weekly earnings edged higher, the latest official figures show.
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Political donations not declared by pub chain
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Investors in UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon are being urged to reject the firm’s annual report over its failure to clear pro-Brexit spending, the BBC ...
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Inflation down to 2.1%
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Retail price inflation fell for the fifth consecutive month, official figures show.
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Earnings less in real terms than in 2010
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If inflation is taken into account, average weekly earnings are less now than in 2010 when the Conservatives came to power.
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Issue 45

Over 50s power growth in night working
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Older workers are powering the increase in night working, according to a new TUC analysis.
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Tory misspeaks on food banks — and the reality 
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As Labour launched its election campaign, party leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged to end food-bank use within five years.
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Presenteeism when mentally unwell 
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Approximately one on five UK employees admit that they have gone into work when feeling mentally unwell, according to recent research.
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Tories' misleading ads about universal credit 
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A series of government ads extolling the virtues of universal credit and purporting to bust negative myths about the flagship Conservative welfare ...
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UK economic growth lags behinds rivals
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The UK has had one of the weakest growing economies in the OECD since the last general election in 2017, according to a new analysis from the TUC.
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Register to vote in general election
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People only have until midnight, 26 November to register to vote in the general election on 12 December.
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