Ministers knew that HS2 could go well over budget

Ministers knew more than three years ago that HS2 could go £1 billion over budget and did not tell MPs before they approved it according...

Tony Hall to stand down as BBC Director-General

Tony Hall has today announced that he will stand down from the role of BBC Director-General this summer after seven years in the job. The...

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...

All the lonely people

Nearly eight million people are living alone in the UK according to figures out today from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). 3.9 million of...

Cut Council cap on borrowing to achieve new house building targets say MP’s

The Chancellor Philip Hammond must lift restrictions on councils and let them borrow as much as they need to meet government housebuilding targets, an...

Disabled workers earn £2,730 a year less on average than non-disabled workers says report

A new TUC report published today finds that the disability pay gap has increased to its highest level since 2013. In 2017 average hourly pay...

Ban on pension cold calling comes into effect today

“Companies that make unwanted, unsolicited phone calls to people about their pensions may face enforcement action, including fines of up to half a million...

Royal Mail to introduce parcel post boxes

Royal Mail is introducing the UK’s first ever parcel postboxes in locations across the country including Manchester over a six month period from August...

One in twenty workers say they are not receiving any paid holiday entitlement

Around one in twenty workers report not receiving any holiday entitlement, while around one in ten do not receive a payslip,highlighting the scale of...

Councils in the North West spending £1.4bn a year less on key services than...

Councils in the North West are spending £1.4bn a year less on key local services than in 2010, according to a new TUC analysis...