learning and employment

Tories are gloating that cost of living crisis is over – they're wrong: 'The country is going backwards'
unclaimed benefits/ dwp
Cost of living crisis

Tories are gloating that cost of living crisis is over – they're wrong: 'The country is going backwards'

Just one in seven people think their living standards are improving this year, according to new polling from Trade Union Congress (TUC) and YouGov
Low pay as a trainee bus driver left me desperate. I skipped meals and ended up £46k in debt
james rossi, who faced debt
Cost of living

Low pay as a trainee bus driver left me desperate. I skipped meals and ended up £46k in debt

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work
disability benefits
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work

Post-Brexit border checks to cost £4.7bn. Here's how that money could be better spent
Brexit

Post-Brexit border checks to cost £4.7bn. Here's how that money could be better spent

Letters: I'm terrified Labour will be as unfair as the Tories on disability benefits
Letters

Letters: I'm terrified Labour will be as unfair as the Tories on disability benefits

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty: This is how we stamp out teenage misogyny and sexism
Naga Munchetty

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty: This is how we stamp out teenage misogyny and sexism

'I come down and smash it out': How a boxing gym is giving marginalised young people a fighting chance
Young male teenagr Abdul, an alumni of Empire Fighting Chance, a boxing gym in Bristol
Sport

'I come down and smash it out': How a boxing gym is giving marginalised young people a fighting chance

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?
Work

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?

Poverty prevention is our best hope. Here's some tangible ways to keep people warm, dry and fed
Tom Clark

Poverty prevention is our best hope. Here's some tangible ways to keep people warm, dry and fed

How the Northern Ballet's empty orchestra pit perfectly sums up UK's arts crisis 
Naomi Pohl

How the Northern Ballet's empty orchestra pit perfectly sums up UK's arts crisis 

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned
rishi sunak/ disability benefit reforms dwp
Benefits

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned

Sunak and the DWP are trying to push people back to work. We think there's a better way
Katy Wright

Sunak and the DWP are trying to push people back to work. We think there's a better way

Dear Rishi Sunak – we can see sick notes falling without the need to limit benefits. Here's how
Side profile shot of prime minister Rishi Sunak chairing a meeting
Danyal Sattar

Dear Rishi Sunak – we can see sick notes falling without the need to limit benefits. Here's how

'We're needed more than ever': Big Issue's work has helped millions affected by poverty in last year
Big Issue Group

'We're needed more than ever': Big Issue's work has helped millions affected by poverty in last year

Is 'edgy upstart' BrewDog now 'boring and ubiquitous' after years of scandal? Experts weigh in
BrewDog
Business

Is 'edgy upstart' BrewDog now 'boring and ubiquitous' after years of scandal? Experts weigh in

Train strikes: Rail passengers weigh in as Aslef drivers 'grind services to a halt'
train strikes

Train strikes: Rail passengers weigh in as Aslef drivers 'grind services to a halt'

Will DWP's WorkWell scheme actually help people into work – or is it an attack on disability rights?
working disabled woman
Disability rights

Will DWP's WorkWell scheme actually help people into work – or is it an attack on disability rights?

Labour's workers' rights plan slammed as 'unrecognisable' and a 'betrayal' by Unite union boss
Keir Starmer Labour Levelling Up
Workers' rights

Labour's workers' rights plan slammed as 'unrecognisable' and a 'betrayal' by Unite union boss

'Real change is essential': Our blueprint for change shows how Sunak and Starmer can end poverty for good
Conservatives' Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer of Labour went head to head in party conference speeches but which one tackled the housing crisis head on
Big Issue

'Real change is essential': Our blueprint for change shows how Sunak and Starmer can end poverty for good

May 2024 train strikes: Disruption as Aslef drivers walk out – here's everything you need to know
Train strikes

May 2024 train strikes: Disruption as Aslef drivers walk out – here's everything you need to know

Timpson boss James Timpson on Doc Martens, high street success and how work can turn lives around
Timpsons CEO James Timpson
Business

Timpson boss James Timpson on Doc Martens, high street success and how work can turn lives around

Aslef boss Mick Whelan on train strikes, hope with Labour and why Brits must reject 'politics of envy'
Train strikes

Aslef boss Mick Whelan on train strikes, hope with Labour and why Brits must reject 'politics of envy'

Why Sunak's benefit cuts and crackdown on 'sick note culture' harms children like my daughter
Prime minister Rishi Sunak in a white shirt sat at his desk in front of a Union Jack flag
Izzy G

Why Sunak's benefit cuts and crackdown on 'sick note culture' harms children like my daughter

Marge starts a union and fights for workers' rights in powerful new episode of The Simpsons
TV

Marge starts a union and fights for workers' rights in powerful new episode of The Simpsons