New real living wage rates announced

This is 17% higher than the government minimum for over 25s which is £7.20 per hour. And in total nearly 1,000 employers have signed up since Living Wage Week last year bringing the total number of accredited Living Wage organisations to nearly 3000. Meanwhile the new...

UK mortgage approvals rebound in September

However, the number of mortgage approvals – a gauge of future housing market activity – remained below its level in the months running up to the referendum, and growth in consumer borrowing also eased from recent highs. Mortgage approvals for house...

Raheem Kassam pulls out of UKIP leadership race

He’s released the following statement: “I am suspending my campaign. As of today, I am formally suspending my campaign for UKIP leader. After much consideration, I have decided not to pursue my campaign to be UKIP leader any further. This was a very...

Christmas disruption on the trains due to upgrade work

This essential programme of investment is part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan that provides more and faster services to help relieve over-crowding and responds to the tremendous growth encountered on Britain’s railways. Phil Hufton, managing director...