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Members of the Lords, including a former Employment Minister and business experts, will debate the importance of getting a good deal for taxpayer’s money through Government procurement today (Thursday 24 November)

For a long time UK Governments have held UK businesses at arm’s length. Too often buying goods and services - to the tune of over £60billion - in a way that disadvantaged domestic firms

An independent review aimed at reducing the cost of sickness to employers, taxpayers and the economy is presented to the Government today by health and business experts Dame Carol Black and David Frost

 

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The UK lags behind other industrialised countries when it comes to helping sick and injured staff back to work and will continue to do so until it develops a more effective approach to rehabilitation

 

The challenge of the global economy must not derail plans to stimulate growth and help young people secure employment, Employment Minister Chris Grayling said today

 

Action taken by the Ministry of Defence to balance its overall budget in the short term following the Strategic Defence and Security Review has contributed to a near £500 million in-year cost increase in the 15 largest defence projects, a report by the National Audit Office has revealed

 

A new report exposes the serious consequences for disabled people if the Government goes ahead with plans to cut Legal Aid. The report written by disability charity Scope lays bare how the Government will undermine its own welfare reforms

 

Spending on external consultants and contracts in the Ministry of Defence is spiralling out of control, while ministers press ahead with raiding the pay and pensions of their staff, PCS says

 

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban, has confirmed that a deregulatory package designed to help credit unions and co-operatives compete and grow more effectively has completed its Parliamentary passage

 

People who have been unemployed for more than two years and haven’t secured sustainable employment could be referred onto compulsory community work placements under plans being considered by the Government

 

TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady is today (Wednesday) visiting the Midlands as part of a nationwide tour to see at first hand the impact of government spending cuts upon jobs and services across the UK

 

A report released today reveals for the first time the likely impact of the reforms to incapacity benefits that are currently underway

 

More than a third (36 per cent) of people living in London think the capital’s economic future will be ‘better’ than the rest of the UK, compared with just 3 per cent of people living in the North, according to new polling published by think tank, IPPR North

 
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