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Government hesitates to raise minimum wage in cost-of-living crisis

Despite the skyrocketing cost of living in the UK, the government has ended its push to use increases in the minimum wage to narrow the gap between the lowest earners and those on higher pay

Raw deal for parent student nurses

About a third of nursing students are over the age of 25, subsequently many have childcare responsibilities and struggle with astronomical childcare costs. Because they come under the category of students and not workers, these students are not entitled to the 30 hours free childcare available to working parents.

There should be no such thing as absolute poverty in Britain

Absolute poverty levels are reported to be at their highest for 30 years, in one of the wealthiest countries on earth. Labour apparently said the statistics were “horrifying”. So what are they going to do about it? Implement further austerity and sell off what few public services we have left.