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Chancellor Philip Hammond could turn CMA drug price gouging probe into a big political win

Drug company Concordia uses for its name a Latin word that translates as ‘of one heart’ and its website is splattered with smiling patients from around the world. “More than 200 products reaching a diverse population in over 90 countries. We are Concordia International,” the Canadian outfit declares in one of those mission statement things […]

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‘Outsourced workers’ file landmark legal case that could revolutionise employment rights in UK

Support staff at the University of London are launching a landmark legal challenge over pay and the conditions under which they work, in a case that could change the lives of outsourced workers across a slew of industries nationwide. On behalf of receptionists, security officers and porters, who work at the University of London but […]

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Brexit: UK workers willing to accept lower wages as deadline to leave EU approaches, says Bank of England policymaker

British workers may be willing to accept lower wages in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to the newest member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Sir Dave Ramsden joined the MPC in September and was in a minority of two on the nine person committee in voting to keep interest rates […]

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Gig economy: MPs draft bill to end ‘mass exploitation’ of workers by companies

The law must change to end the “mass exploitation” of workers by companies who use bogus self-employment to avoid granting basic rights like holiday pay and the minimum wage, MPs have said. In a draft bill published on Monday the Work and Pensions select committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee said […]

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Brexit: Business leaders concerned over what the Budget means for them want more Government support

Millions of business owners across the UK are worried that the Budget will do little to address their concerns and are calling for more support from the Government during the Brexit process, a new survey has revealed. According to the research by challenger bank Aldermore, 68 per cent of small business bosses – representing 3.74 […]