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30 October 2019
Reading the articles about low pay, I am glad we've raised our figure around the minimum wage. We certainly don't want to be gazumped by the Tories, although they have no intention of implementing an increase.
3 July 2019
The 'gig economy', formerly known as 'casual labour' - and much beloved of the dock employers for hundreds of years worldwide, is on the rise. Tony Blair famously called it "the flexible workforce".
23 November 2016
Fight the cuts, fight for a socialist Brexit: The Tories have used fears around Brexit to lower expectations for Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement.
11 March 2015
Austerity works - unemployment is falling and wages are rising: that is the pre-election mantra of the Tory Party. Of course, if it were true, millions of workers would be breathing a sigh of relief
20 August 2014
Ahead of next year's general election, Tory Chancellor George Osborne and Lib Dem Treasury minister Danny Alexander have been regaling the mainstream media with tales of government success in increasing employment, in an expanding economy
31 July 2014
The Tories can barely conceal their glee. With a general election just ten months away, Chancellor Osborne has announced that the economy has now expanded for the sixth consecutive quarter
4 June 2014
Debt collectors: Low income families, whose tax credits were incorrectly calculated by the HMRC, are being hounded for overpayments by HMRC-contracted debt collection agencies
26 March 2014
9. At root the growing radicalisation that is developing is a reflection of capitalism's continuing inability find a way out of the crisis. The hopes of the capitalists worldwide, that their system would
19 February 2014
Boom and bust: Last year government business secretary Vince Cable boasted of rising output in Britain's car industry as illustrating a recovering UK economy
5 February 2014
Poor get poorer: We're still paying for the bankers' and capitalist crisis
6 November 2013
The UK economy will shortly become the fastest growing economy in the western world predicts the ICAEW (the body which represents accountants), writes Ross Saunders.
14 August 2013
The media is lauding an economic recovery. Whether there is one and whether it has substance is discussed in the articles below.
28 March 2013
9. British capitalism, and therefore the working class, faces a bleak future. Five years into the crisis, UK gross domestic product (GDP) is still 12-15% below the pre-crisis trend...
30 January 2013
Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne still tells us austerity is working, but the government managed to take economic growth below 0% not once, not twice but now into a 'triple dip', writes Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party.
7 November 2012
The end of October saw the publication of a report by former Tory minister Michael Heseltine on the economy, writes Alex Davidson, Manchester Central TUSC candidate.
16 May 2012
The financial sector is back in the news as it emerged that cowboy investors at JP Morgan's London office have lost $2 billion (£1.2 billion), leading to a run on shares which swept $19 billion off the bank's market value in just two days, writes Ross Saunders.
26 October 2011
The sovereign debt and eurozone crises, the Great Recession, etc, have all focussed attention on the failings of the banking sector and the greedy giant capitalist corporations
14 September 2011
Pawn shops are booming, pound stores are multiplying. But spending on services and retail (apart from food) has slowed to a standstill. Socialism Today editor Lynn Walsh looks at the effects of Con-Dem cuts on the UK economy.
7 September 2011
Book review: 'Them and Us' by former Observer editor Will Hutton, originally published in 2010, is now available in paperback. Bob Severn reviews the book...
13 April 2011
'The worst is yet to come'. The Con-Dem chancellor, George Osborne, claims his budget (24 March) is the "most pro-growth budget for a generation", writes Lynn Walsh, Editor of Socialism Today.
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