Growth & Reform http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:22:47 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb Labour wants diverse 'one nation' civil service http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18102-labour-wants-diverse-one-nation-civil-service In the first proposed major reform of the civil service Labour will announce that it will take action to make Whitehall more diverse.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:21:36 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18102-labour-wants-diverse-one-nation-civil-service
Bedroom tax causing ‘severe hardship’ for vulnerable people http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18090-bedroom-tax-causing-severe-hardship-for-vulnerable-people The government's removal of the spare room subsidy from working age tenants in social housing - dubbed the bedroom tax by critics - has left vulnerable people suffering severe financial hardship and distress, MPs have warned.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:32:46 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18090-bedroom-tax-causing-severe-hardship-for-vulnerable-people
Osborne sets full employment as new ambition for economy http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18078-osborne-sets-full-employment-as-new-ambition-for-economy George Osborne has pledged to build an economy of "full employment" and turn Britain into the "best place in the world to hold a job".

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:30:46 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18078-osborne-sets-full-employment-as-new-ambition-for-economy
Call to give workers right to move off zero hours http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18054-call-to-give-workers-right-to-move-off-zero-hours Workers who have been on a zero hours contract for at least 12 months should be given the legal right to switch to a fixed hours contract if they've worked regular shifts during that time, recommends a new report into the controversial employment practice.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:16:27 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18054-call-to-give-workers-right-to-move-off-zero-hours
Lack of collective leadership in civil service - report http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18053-lack-of-collective-leadership-in-civil-service-report The lack of a sufficiently visible collective lead by Britain's three most senior civil servants is putting departments at risk of failing to be able to deliver for the next government, the Institute for Government warns today.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:44:12 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18053-lack-of-collective-leadership-in-civil-service-report
Tumbling investment 'preventing long-term growth' http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18048-tumbling-uk-investment-preventing-long-term-growth Investment will need to rise dramatically in the coming years if Britain is to achieve long-term sustainable economic growth, the entrepreneur and economist John Mills says in a new Civitas pamphlet.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:38:52 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18048-tumbling-uk-investment-preventing-long-term-growth
Pay inequality 'has soared' in London and south east http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18041-pay-inequality-has-soared-in-london-and-south-east Wage inequality has soared across London and the south east over the last 13 years according to new TUC analysis published today to coincide with the beginning of the TUC's first Fair Pay Fortnight which runs until Sunday 6 April.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:36:05 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18041-pay-inequality-has-soared-in-london-and-south-east
Labour's 'ambitious' vision for defence http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18038-labour-sets-out-ambitious-vision-for-defence In a speech on Monday, Vernon Coaker MP, shadow defence secretary, will set out Labour's ambitious and realistic vision for Britain's defence and security.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:13:07 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18038-labour-sets-out-ambitious-vision-for-defence
George Osborne delivers 2014 budget: live coverage http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18019-george-osborne-delivers-2014-budget-live-coverage Welcome to our live coverage of George Osborne's 2014 budget - refresh the page for the main headlines and reaction throughout the day.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:15:44 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18019-george-osborne-delivers-2014-budget-live-coverage
Disabled people face ‘unacceptable’ delays in benefit claims http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18016-disabled-people-face-unacceptable-delays-in-benefit-claims The length of time disabled people have had to wait to discover whether they are eligible for benefits is unacceptable, MPs have told the government.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:27:15 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18016-disabled-people-face-unacceptable-delays-in-benefit-claims