Two Million people will benefit from the rise in the Living wage today

Two million workers will benefit when the National Living Wage rises to £8.21 today that also marks the 20th anniversary of the minimum wage,...

Time is running out to prevent a divided UK warns Lord Kerslake

The government must urgently develop a long-term vision for the UK which decisively addresses deprivation, unlocks regional economic potential and confronts the challenges presented...

English workforce failings could sink post-Brexit economy, study warns

The country’s future national prosperity is imperilled because a toxic cocktail of threats – including Brexit, automation and a shrinking skills base – risks...

Book publishers should become less London Centric say Alliance of Northern Book publishers

The book publishing industry should become less London Centric according to a  group of independent fiction publishers from across northern England. The group, The Northern Fiction...

NW hit hardest as Public sector pay squeeze has reduced spending power in England...

The public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in England by £8.5 billion this year according to new analysis published by the TUC...

More than half of working women have never asked for a pay rise

A survey conducted by consumer research agency Populous for Channel 4’s flagship current affairs programme Dispatches has found that 59% of women had never...

More in four of of five women have witnessed workplace discrimination

More than four in five (85%) of women and 80% of men report that they have witnessed gender-discriminatory acts at work. The Chartered Management Institute’s...

Britain’s record on tackling poverty in danger of unraveling says study

Britain’s record on tackling poverty has reached a turning point and is at risk of unravelling, following the first sustained rises in child and...

Morale in Greater Manchester Police said to be one of the lowest in the...

Greater Manchester Police force has the lowest morale, an annual survey by the Police Federation has found with with way police are treated being the...

Manchester’s Space Conference hits new heights

1,200 people from across the global space sector gathered in Manchester at the end of May for the largest ever UK Space Conference. The three...