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13 things the EU gave the UK which we now take for granted

What has the European Union ever done for the UK? Well, quite a lot actually....

BAME workers ‘forced into low-paid, insecure work’

Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be in insecure employment, TUC study shows.

‘Gig economy’ workers demand basic employment rights

Thousands of people working in the so-called 'gig economy' could be missing out on basic employment rights and benefits.

‘Muslim sounding names’ damage job prospects, BBC investigation finds

BBC investigation suggests employers are less likely to consider applicants with ‘Muslim-sounding names’.

Widespread use of zero hours contracts a ‘key challenge’ for Theresa May, says thinktank

Two in three zero hour contract workers over 25 have been on one for more than a year, research shows.

Number of temporary agency workers soars 29% in just ten years

A new report from Citizens Advice found the number of temporary agency workers has skyrocketed from 230,000 to 297,000.

Sports Direct to hand over £1 million to thousands of workers denied minimum wage

Thousands of Sports Direct workers can soon expect to receive an estimated £1 million for non-payment of the minimum wage.

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Vote Remain for jobs and rights at work’

Labour leader has urged people to vote Remain to protect jobs and workers’ right.

One In Five Dads Miss Out On Paternity Pay, TUC Analysis Shows

More than one in five working dads in the UK have missed out on paternity pay in the past twelve months, according to new analysis by the TUC.

UN To Hear Evidence Of ‘Appalling’ Government Attacks On UK Worker’s Rights

Trade Union Act and the awarding of government contracts to “anti-union employers” who blacklist thousands of workers will be under the spotlight.

Companies Fear Employing People With Learning Disabilities, Survey Reveals

Many employers are nervous about how customers and staff will interact with people with learning disabilities.

Ed Miliband Announces New Measures To Tackle Rogue Employment Agencies

With a 36% increase in temporary agency workers since 2009, the Labour leader’s plan will crack down on exploitation




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".