from Reuters Investigates:

This is going to hurt

October 7, 2010

In Britain, the coalition government is readying its “comprehensiveAUSTERITY-BRITAIN spending review” later this month. Rather than get caught up in chasing which government departments or bodies will be cut, two of our reporters focused on a single council – in this case, the City of Birmingham, which happens to be the biggest local authority in Europe – and explored what it’s doing to prepare for the change ahead.

from MacroScope:

Some good econ reads from the Blogosphere

July 6, 2010

From the econ blogosphere:

UK BUDGET
-- The libertarian Adam Smith Institute says here that the UK government should look at every government job, programme and department, and ask whether they are really needed. "Do we really need new school buildings....? Should taxpayers really stump up for free bus passes, or winter fuel and Chistmas bonuses for wealthy pensioners?"

from The Great Debate UK:

Vauxhall future is headache for Mandelson

September 11, 2009

jb2- John Bowker is Reuters’ UK transport and defence correspondent. The opinions expressed are his own -

Out of work: Useful resources

February 11, 2009

Losing your job can come as a massive shock, even if it is something you have been worrying about for months. The latest figures show that for the first time in over a decade the number of people out of work has risen above two million.

Unpaid overtime anyone?

January 8, 2009

It’s widely acknowledged to be bad for your health but millions do it, even without getting paid for it. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said on Thursday the number of people working hours they are not paid for is at its highest level since 1992.

Would you take a pay cut?

December 11, 2008

A small but growing number of companies are considering asking their workers to take a pay cut as a means of cutting costs without having to fire anyone.

Job crunch Britain: how have you been affected?

November 10, 2008

Net job creation in the UK has almost stopped as employers feel pessimistic about prospects for the economy, the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey by KPMG and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found.

Work for dole?

July 21, 2008

purnell.jpgWork and Pensions Secretary James Purnell wants long-term job-seekers to work for their state benefits.