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Why Brent and Harrow electors should vote Green in the GLA election on Thursday

This is what Jafar Hassan told the Harrow Times when asked why people should vote for him as the Green candidate for the Brent and Harrow constituency. LINK Green Party candidate Jafar Hassan said:"London is in an awful housing crisis and the Green P...
by wembleymatters on Apr 30, 2016

The new Minimum Wage

The decision by the Labour Government to establish an Independent body to set a national minimum wage in 1998 and led to its introduction in 1999 was an important if contested step. However it was clearly a good thing to do, … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Apr 1, 2016

Complete chaos

According to news reports yesterday, George Osborne wants people running Nurseries and Pre-Schools to come up with ideas to help him achieve his promise to double the amount of free childcare available to working parents of three and four year to...
by IanChisnall on Aug 27, 2015

David Cameron getting absolutely savaged by a group of young people.

Radio 1’s Live Lounge is normally reserved for musically talents from all over the world.But today it played host to even more magical scenes – Newsbeat’s Chris Smith orchestrated what sounds like the Prime Minister’s most gruelling Q&am...

What do Justin Welby, Christians Against Poverty, and Provident Financial & Personal Credit all have in common?

It was announced a couple of days ago that Justin Welby has become the first patron of the Christian debt counselling agency, Christians Against Poverty (CAP). It’s been quite a year or so for the Archbishop. Whilst the Church has been doing i...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Apr 18, 2015

What is the London living wage?

The London living wage is the calculated amount per hour that a person is thought to need to earn to cover their basic living costs. The London living wage is higher than the living wage for the rest of the country – this is because typically b...
by Moving to London on Mar 6, 2015

5 Quick Political Facts for Today (2/25/15)

A little bit of good news and a lot of bad… Nearly 80% of the voters in Chicago supported publicly financed campaigns.  When put to a public vote, this issue leaves little doubt where many stand on the idea that speech is money and where it be...
by Sparking the Left on Feb 25, 2015

London Living Wage and Brent Council Procurement

One of Brent' Council's commitments on the London Living Wage is to use its procurement process to get contractors to adopt the London Living Wage for all their employees.  An exception is made for Adult Social Care contracts.  The London L...
by James Powney's Blog on Feb 8, 2015

Unpaid internships in London cost graduates £926 per month

A recent study has uncovered that unpaid internships in London are costing graduates an average of £926 per month or £5556 for a typical 6 month placement. The costs refer to London rental prices as well as including basic bills. What is an interns...
by Moving to London on Dec 13, 2014

Greens call for Wealth Tax on the richest 1% with assets of more than £3m

THE Green Party, the only party committed to progressive policies that tackle Britain’s persistent inequality problem head on, is calling for a Wealth Tax on the top 1%, those with assets of more than £3million. The Green Party, which...
by wembleymatters on Jul 24, 2014

Strikes, Boycotts and Fair Pay

As I was preparing for a Brixton Ritzy piece, I looked at the news and saw about the strikes over pay. It made me wish I wasn’t a Picturehouse member, and glad that I’d not gone to one this week … Continue reading →...
by Cinema With Elspeth on Jun 13, 2014

Benefits Cap

Flipchartfairytales has an analysis of how the benefits cap hits the working poor, a truth that Iain Duncan Smith is desperate to deny.  The only solution I can see to this is through developing mechanisms like the Living Wage and genuinely affo...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 25, 2014

Skills aren’t everything

This morning on Radio 4′s Today programme Adam Marshall from the British Chambers of Commerce was being interviewed as a result of the very positive predictions of growth by the Chambers for the year ahead. As part of the interview … Cont...
by IanChisnall on Mar 10, 2014

Skills aren’t everything

This morning on Radio 4′s Today programme Adam Marshall from the British Chambers of Commerce was being interviewed as a result of the very positive predictions of growth by the Chambers for the year ahead. As part of the interview … Cont...
by IanChisnall on Mar 10, 2014

Prosper Review – Say No to Workplace/Payday Loans

Earlier this week I wrote about the proliferation of workplace loans – see WSJ article.  I was disheartened to see that these loans start at around a 90% interest rate.  For the person who’s...The post Prosper Review –...
by Small Business Billionaire on Feb 7, 2014

Workplace Loans – A Good Idea?

Currently I’ve been reading a lot about Workplace Loans, a loan from your employer with payments coming directly out of your paycheck.  Companies that want to offer these services to their employees can use...The post Workplace Loa...
by Small Business Billionaire on Feb 5, 2014

Public Realm Contract Follow Up

I have already covered the Public Realm Contract in a number of posts.  This is is one of the most important contracts of the past four years and the negotiating process took years to get to the present outcome.Bin CollectionsI had the opportuni...
by James Powney's Blog on Jan 30, 2014

A Living Wage

The Living Wage Debate I hear a lot about a “living wage” on the news.  I guess that’s even more so because in Washington state, we just elected Kshama Sawant to a seat on the...The post A Living Wage appeared first on...
by Small Business Billionaire on Jan 29, 2014

A Living Wage

The Living Wage Debate I hear a lot about a “living wage” on the news.  I guess that’s even more so because in Washington state, we just elected Kshama Sawant to a seat on the...The post A Living Wage appeared first on...
by Small Business Billionaire on Jan 29, 2014

Democrats – The Party of the Rich Flogs Income Inequality

Great read from Roger Simon at PJ Media on the Democratic party’s hypocrisy on income inequality. You can read it at this link.
by Fire Jim Moran on Jan 3, 2014


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