Why Both Johnson and Hunt Want An August Election

There will be a General Election this side of Brexit because it is the only way out of the Catch 22that our new PM will find himself in.

In Hartlepool, there are problems the minimum wage can’t fix – Low Pay Commission

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here's my latest post for them, following a recent visit. There are people in the town doing great things. One of them called this piece "really challenging." minimumwage.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/17/in-hartlepool-there-are-problems-the-minimum-wage-cant-fix/ Featured image credit: minimumwage.blog.gov.uk

New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?

Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series.  Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear … Continue reading New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?