Fact Service

Current issue (May 2017)

issue 20 (18/05/2017) - UK unemployment falls by 53,000


78; Wages lose ground with inflation


; Fight for recognition at privatised IT firms


; Retail price inflation at five-year high

Issue 19 (11/05/2017) - Twenty-five executives share £66.6 million; MPs slam gig economy; Number of health and safety inspectors down; Training providers hit by funding cuts; Guarantee workers' rights post-Brexit; Firms getting around exclusivity clauses

Issue 18 (04/05/2017) - Forty executives share £89.4 million


; Launch of Institute of Apprenticeships


; North-South divide in economy to widen
; Tory benefit cuts to hit poorest families; Fire services sign up to Dying to Work
; DX faces legal action over pay and holidays

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