Workers Wages Are Low

Wage Councils could address endemic pay inequality in the UK economy

The UK has an endemic low-pay culture. A new report backed by business leaders and the Archbishop of Canterbury says Britain’s economic model is “broken” and produces widespread inequality. Around 8m people in poverty now live in working households. Many workers are trapped in low-skilled, precarious jobs, with poor wages and working conditions. “Precarious work” […]


Identity crisis: the insurers moving away from insurance

Insurance companies have always faced a persistent and intractable problem: their customers do not like them very much. It is the natural consequence of a relationship that only sparks into life when something unpleasant happens. So some in the industry have come up with a solution to the problem: stop being conventional insurance companies. Be “services” groups instead […]