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Labour’s council leaders promise to give councils ten new freedoms to build homes, schools and children’s centres on their party’s first day in power.
Manchester City Council has pledged to pay an extra pound to the city’s lowest-paid home care staff in a move to help retain carers.
The mayor of London today announced a ‘landmark’ increase in the London Living Wage, from £9.75 to £10.20 per hour.
A further suspension of the minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector has been announced by the Government.
Working parents are unable to meet basic family costs due to the combination of inflation and the freeze on benefits, report warns.
The Government's promise to provide parents with 30 free hours of childcare is in danger as daycare nurseries opt out leaving 50,000 children without places.
One in 10 nursery workers are being paid below the minimum wage despite nurseries benefitting from Government subsidies, new analysis reveals.
The Welsh government has announced it is making an extra £10m a year available to the social care sector to help meet the extra costs of the national living wage.
Councils are expecting to fork out an extra £337m a year after the minimum wage was increased to £7.50 an hour in today’s Autumn Statement.
A think thank has warned Theresa May against watering down the National Living Wage (NLW), which it claims could leave low paid workers up to £1,000 a year worse off.