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Poverty Wages revisited

On 28 August 2013, the Daily Telegraph published a piece under the headline: Home carers being paid illegal poverty wages – study. Essentially it reported on a study undertaken by the Resolution Foundation which showed that even where care workers … Continue reading

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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards – Take 2

I have had quite a lot of response to the zero hours post. A number of additional questions have been raised by people regarding the impact of these contracts and I thought it would be useful to aid debate if … Continue reading

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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards

Zero hours contracts have been in the news lately. The term ‘zero hours contact’ doesn’t sound good, does it? But what’s it all about? What is a ‘zero hours contract’ In a note for Members of Parliament (dated 4 July … Continue reading

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Are benefits adequate or too much – what does the BBC say?

The Programme to explain it all? 4 households on benefits pitched against 4 households on low incomes but who are in work. That’s the BBC’s recipe for a rational debate about the adequacy vs defensibility of benefits. A mini-series is … Continue reading

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