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​#PeopleNotPolls: Labour & Tories sugarcoating future austerity, says govt adviser
The government’s special adviser on poverty has denounced both the Conservatives and Labour for failing to clearly outline their planned austerity agenda to voters in the run-up to the general election.

31.03.2015 08:32

Fair pay, ma’am! Queen’s staff prepare to take industrial action over low pay
For the first time in history, the Queen could face industrial action among disgruntled palace staff. Workers at one of the royal family’s most iconic residences, Windsor Castle, are preparing to ballot in a dispute over pay.

30.03.2015 11:06

Thousands embrace sex work to fund university costs, study finds
Roughly one in 20 UK students has worked in the sex industry to earn money while at university, a new study has found. Many students are motivated by financial reasons, while others are driven by curiosity.

27.03.2015 11:01

Shell plans to axe 250 North Sea jobs to stay ‘competitive’
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will cut at least 250 jobs this year and increase workers’ hours at its North Sea operations following a drastic drop in the price of oil.

26.03.2015 14:34

Fracking moratorium, strict liability standards bills pass in Maryland
Both chambers of the Maryland legislature passed bills that would rein in hydraulic fracturing in the state. The House of Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on fracking, while the Senate approved strict liability standards for oil and gas drillers.

25.03.2015 15:54

​Women in top UK boardrooms double in 4 years, but wider progress remains slow
The number of women in UK boardrooms has doubled since 2011 in Britain’s 100 largest companies, a new report shows. Despite reaching an all-time high, executive gender equality still has a long way to go.

25.03.2015 11:25

​‘Cheapskate bosses’: Firms failing to pay legal minimum wage named & shamed
Nearly 50 companies have been named and shamed by the British government for failing to offer their employees the legal minimum wage. The firms in question span Britain’s fashion, publishing, retail and health and fitness sectors.

24.03.2015 13:35

China’s manufacturing PMI falls to 11-month low
The Chinese economy is showing further signs of a slowdown with the indicator of manufacturing activity, the purchasing managers’ index (PMI), dropping to an 11-month low in March.

24.03.2015 08:53

Oligarch governor raids oil company HQ in Kiev
The governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region and one of Ukraine’s richest oligarchs, Igor Kolomoysky, has raided the office of oil transportation company Ukrtransnafta in Kiev with the help of several dozen armed “lawyers” in order to regain control over it.

19.03.2015 21:55

Caught on camera: Janet Napolitano calls anti-tuition-hike student protest ‘crap’
The first rule of broadcasting and politics is that the mic is always hot. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano forgot that rule during a University of California regents meeting, calling a student protest against tuition hikes "crap."

19.03.2015 21:21

​Brexit would turn 2mn Brits abroad into illegal immigrants – ex-attorney general
If the UK decides to leave the European Union, 2 million Britons working abroad could become illegal immigrants overnight, former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has warned.

19.03.2015 09:20

Trump takes first steps towards 2016 presidential run; turns down ‘Apprentice’ renewal
Donald Trump has announced he plans to form an exploratory committee for a potential 2016 presidential campaign. The business magnate and reality-television star is adding political advisers to his staff in key primary and caucus states.

18.03.2015 15:51