New report led by Manchester calls for urgent industrial strategy overhaul

The UK’s people, places and businesses will only achieve their potential if there is a complete overhaul of how the government views industrial strategy,...

Leisure centres could be forced to close without government investment

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, councils warn. The Local...

Low-income voters ‘politically homeless’ as worries take their toll

Analysis for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows those struggling on low incomes are most worried about money and debt, their health and housing. The...

Clampdown on loophole over child maintenance

New powers to stop parents avoiding paying child maintenance that they owe have been announced by the government. If a parent owes child maintenance, deductions...

UK population to hit 70 million by 2029

The UK's population will reach seventy million people by 2029 according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics. They forecast an increase...

Unpaid internships are damaging to social mobility

An overwhelming majority of the UK public support the introduction of a legal ban on unpaid internships lasting four weeks or more. New polling data...

Government acts to improve the home buying process

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launches a call for evidence on making the home buying process cheaper, faster and less stressful for those involved. The government...

The big mobile phone rip off?

Three of the four largest mobile phone network providers continue to charge customers extra for a handset after this cost has been covered in...

Getting stuck-Report finds Britain’s low-paid workers are permanently stuck in low-paid jobs

New analysis published today has found that Britain's low-paid workers are permanently stuck in low-paid jobs, and that social mobility in the UK will...

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...