Tory Brexit could cause shopping bills to rocket £800

Shoppers face being hit with hundreds of pounds extra on food and drink bills if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’, new...

Ninety thousand manufacturing jobs lost in the NW in last ten years says union

These jobs have fallen by the wayside while the Conservative party bickers over Brexit says GMB Union The North West has lost more than 90,000...

Global garment companies failing to deliver on living wage promises to workers, study finds

Global garment companies are failing to meet living wage promises to workers, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Sheffield...

Is the North South divide the new Berlin Wall?

Regional inequalities which blight economic performance and life-chances in the UK may become significantly worse unless drastic action is taken. That’s the conclusion of a...

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...

Councils remain in the dark over vital youth offending cash

Preventing young people from getting involved in knife crime and county lines drug dealing is being seriously undermined as councils remain in the dark...

Inequality in the UK is threatening democracy

Inequalities in pay and opportunities in the UK are becoming so extreme they are threatening democracy The warning comes as the Think Tank Institute for...

Labour pledges £10 minimum wage for eighteen year olds

Labour has announced that it will extend its Real Living Wage of £10 per hour to under 18 year olds. The party will abolish the...

Knife crime rises to record levels

There were six per cent more knife crime offences in England and Wales in 2018 than in 2017, figures from the ONS show. The total number of...

Number of food parcels given out across UK soars 73% in five years

New data released today by the Charity Trussell Trust shows April 2018 to March 2019 to be the busiest year for food banks in...