Gig economy: Holiday and sick pay promise for millions

Gig economy: Holiday and sick pay promise for millions   The government has promised an overhaul of employment rights to improve conditions for millions of workers, including those in the gig economy. The changes include stricter enforcement of holiday and sick pay...

Drop in consumer demand hits UK car manufacturing

                                   Car manufacturing in the UK fell last year for the first time since 2009.According to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 1.67 million cars left UK factories in 2017, a decline of 3% compared with...

Unemployment rate falls to 4.3% as wages stagnate

  UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the three months to July, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.3% from 4.4% in the previous quarter. The rate remains at its lowest since 1975, but a squeeze on real incomes continues, according to the Office for National...