Fact Service

Current issue (August 2023)

Issue 31: Teachers in England accept 6.5% pay rise. Food and shop price inflation slow TUC: let workers watch. World Cup Almost half think public sector pay is not enough. Taxpayers ‘forced to bankroll’ rail dispute Households missing essential bill payments ‘back to winter levels’.Unions want ‘broken’ civil service reformed. Economic turbulence a factor in worsening situation for children.

Issue 32: UK ‘faces five years of lost growth’. Consultants announce new strike dates. Monitoring tech must only be used with consent, committee says BA workers get big increase Industrial action continues on railways.Six million in insecure work

Issue 33: Inflation rate slows but prices to remain high for foreseeable future. Wages show record growth. Cost of staple foods ‘edges down.’ Funding of public services ‘not fit for purpose’. HSE to act on union’s safety warning

ISSUE 34: Top bosses’ pay rises by half a million pounds each. Median pay falls below 6% 13 million households not heating their homes when cold. Government is failing disabled people, watchdog tells UN. Regulator sets out guidelines to bar sexual harassment. Government borrowing rises but stays below forecast. Union plans London march against ticket office closures.

ISSUE 35 Unions reject strikes bill consultation. TUC: childcare crisis demands strategic Action. Network Rail holds back bonus from strikers. Half of all public sector workers could be employed by NHS by 2036. Food price inflation slows. Universal Credit shortfalls ‘putting millions at risk’. Employment by household inches up.

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