Pay gaps, at both ends of the scale. And OECD on an overblown finance sector.
Two heavy-duty reports came out recently, both relevant to the PP though from very different angles. First a commission set up by the Resolution Foundation to look at the attempts to introduce Universal Credit produced its final report, Making the most of UC. Mainly this grapples with the incredibly complex issues posed by the attempt to simplify the benefits system through Universal Credit. I'd blow several gaskets if I even attempted to summarise it here, but one of the central issues is how to enable people work at lower levels to earn more, and to keep more of their earnings. The current system often traps people in low-earning jobs,…Read More