Minimum wage non-compliance on the rise

9 January 2020

After falling consistently between 1999 and 2015, failure to pay the minimum wage is increasing, and fines for those underpaying are too low, according to new research by an independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation.

UK exports beyond the EU growing five times as fast

9 January 2020

According to the Department for International Trade (DIT), new figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show, for the 12 months to September 2019, that UK exports to outside the European Union grew nearly five times as fast as exports to countries inside the bloc.

UK imports twice as much food and drink as it exports

9 January 2020

Britain’s food and drink sector continues to ignore the uncertain political and economic climate and is forging ahead at home and abroad according to a new report published by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Santander.

Top CEOs have already earned the average annual wage

8 January 2020

For many people, 6 January will have been their first day back at work after the Christmas holidays: for a lucky few, however, it is the day that their earnings for 2020 surpass what it will take the average worker the whole year to earn.

Implementing mandatory minimum per pupil funding levels

7 January 2020

The Government has published details of the responses it received to a consultation held in Autumn 2019 which sought views on how to implement the minimum per pupil funding levels on a mandatory basis in local five to 16 school funding formulae.