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Business leaders challenge Theresa May’s pay proposals

Business leaders challenge Theresa May’s pay proposals

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption At the CBI conference on Monday Theresa May said she still wanted to see some form of worker representation on company boards Theresa May’s attempt to reform corporate pay and governance faces more challenges from business leaders. A report by the Big Innovation Centre rejects holding annual binding […]

Business leaders challenge Theresa May’s pay proposals

Business leaders challenge Theresa May’s pay proposals

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption At the CBI conference on Monday Theresa May said she still wanted to see some form of worker representation on company boards Theresa May’s attempt to reform corporate pay and governance faces more challenges from business leaders. A report by the Big Innovation Centre rejects holding annual binding […]

Autumn Statement: Workers’ pay growth prospects dreadful, says IFS

Media caption“Worst decade for [growth in] living standards,” says IFS chief The outlook for wages is “dreadful” with the squeeze on pay lasting for more than 10 years, independent economists have said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said workers would earn less in real wages in 2021 than they did in 2008. Other analysis […]

Abuse inquiry handled assault claim badly, say MPs

Abuse inquiry handled assault claim badly, say MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Prof Jay, the fourth chair, apologised for any anxiety caused to the survivors and victims over the past few months Heads of the inquiry into child sexual abuse have been criticised by MPs for a “wholly inadequate” response to an internal allegation of sexual assault. The home affairs select committee […]

Nigel Farage warns of ‘seismic shock’ if Brexit not delivered

Nigel Farage warns of ‘seismic shock’ if Brexit not delivered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ambassador Farage? “You’re spoiling us…” “Another big seismic shock” could hit British politics at the next election, Nigel Farage has warned Theresa May if Brexit is not delivered by 2020. The interim UKIP leader said he suspected the Conservative Government “is not fit for the legacy of Brexit”. He made […]

Autumn Statement: Workers’ pay growth prospects dreadful, says IFS

Media caption“Worst decade for [growth in] living standards,” says IFS chief The outlook for wages is “dreadful” with the squeeze on pay lasting for more than 10 years, independent economists have said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said workers would earn less in real wages in 2021 than they did in 2008. Other analysis […]

Nigel Farage warns of ‘seismic shock’ if Brexit not delivered

Nigel Farage warns of ‘seismic shock’ if Brexit not delivered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ambassador Farage? “You’re spoiling us…” “Another big seismic shock” could hit British politics at the next election, Nigel Farage has warned Theresa May if Brexit is not delivered by 2020. The interim UKIP leader said he suspected the Conservative Government “is not fit for the legacy of Brexit”. He made […]

Autumn Statement: Hammond defends post-Brexit economy forecasts

Media captionPhilip Hammond opened his Autumn Statement by looking at the UK economic figures. Chancellor Philip Hammond has called economic forecasts in the Autumn Statement one of a “range of outcomes” after some pro-Brexit MPs criticised them for being too pessimistic. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast more government borrowing and reductions in economic […]

George Osborne makes £320,000 from speeches

George Osborne makes £320,000 from speeches

Image copyright PA Former chancellor George Osborne made more than £320,000 over 31 days for giving speeches, records show. Mr Osborne declared payments for six speeches between 27 September and 27 October, including to a US bank and a university. The Tatton MP was sacked by Theresa May when she became prime minister. He is […]

Tony Blair ‘to help the UK’s politically homeless’

Tony Blair ‘to help the UK’s politically homeless’

Image copyright PA Tony Blair has promised to help “millions of effectively politically homeless people”, calling Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a man of “the far left”. The former prime minister said the state of UK politics “dismayed him”. But he ruled out any return to “frontline” action, telling New Statesman magazine the media would “move […]