Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

BOSSES MUST “DO THE RIGHT THING” NOW ECONOMY IS RECOVERING Firms that can afford to pay their staff a living wage have a moral responsibility to do so, the Archbishop of York has said. If acted upon, this recommendation would make a huge difference to...
Unemployment falls – but are things really improving for job-hunting graduates?

Unemployment falls – but are things really improving for job-hunting graduates?

ARE THERE MORE PAID GRADUATE JOBS AROUND NOW? DO YOU FEEL MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR CAREER? Politicians have been patting themselves on the back this week as new stats showed overall unemployment is falling in the UK. But are things really improving yet for...
“I could only afford one meal a day during my unpaid internship”

“I could only afford one meal a day during my unpaid internship”

LAW GRADUATE LOST TWO STONE DURING SIX MONTHS WORKING FOR FREE  A law graduate has told how he could only afford one meal a day during his unpaid internship – and lost two stone in weight as a result. Law graduate Joseph Loughnane, 27, from Galway in Ireland,...
Minimum wage boost could be “self-defeating” says George Osborne

Minimum wage boost could be “self-defeating” says George Osborne

BETTER PAY COULD MEAN FEWER JOBS, ARGUES CHANCELLOR Graduates working for the minimum wage should brace themselves for disappointment – George Osborne has cautioned against a proposed pay rise for those receiving the lowest legal wage. Forcing employers to pay...
Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

UNDER-TRAINED ADVISERS LEAVE YOUNG JOBSEEKERS “SHROUDED IN SHAME” Job centres for under-25s should be scrapped as they stigmatise and demoralise young people seeking work, and MP has said. At present, under-trained staff in the “high street holding...
Has David Cameron declared war on young jobseekers?

Has David Cameron declared war on young jobseekers?

UNDER-25s TO BE STRIPPED OF HOUSING BENEFIT, AS WELL AS JSA People under 25 will lose their housing benefit unless they are “earning or learning”, David Cameron has announced. That will include graduates who have invested tens of thousands of pounds on...