labour market

Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975. Can someone tell the Tories?

15 June 2017 12:09

British government may not be strong and stable but the economy is still the most formidable job creating machine in…

Employment figures show 42,000 more people in work

16 September 2015 10:18

Employment figures out today show that the number of people in work rose by 42,000 in the three months to…

The British economic recovery, in 12 graphs

23 January 2015 14:48

Everything seems to be falling into place ahead of the election for the Tories. Today’s data shows high street spending…

The Scottish jobs miracle is an argument for Union, not independence

17 September 2014 19:09

One of the more bizarre aspects of the Scottish independence debate is the idea that UK welfare reform somehow doesn’t…

Zero hours contracts are popular with fast food chains and shops. Picture: Getty

Labour market flexibility and dignity

6 May 2014 9:00

Two front pages today report what they see as bad news, and both stories are certainly ones politicians need to…

Zero hours contracts are popular with fast food chains and shops. Picture: Getty

What do the Tories think about zero hours contracts? They don’t seem very keen to tell us…

9 July 2013 17:57

MPs held a debate in Westminster Hall today about zero hours contracts. Actually, to be specific, Labour MPs held a…