Tag: work

Wait, Why The Hell Not?

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has refuted accusations her department routinely scans social media pages to deny benefit claims. Errr, why? And why did she need to refute them? Labour MP Anna Turley made the claim in the Commons…

Proper Planning Prevents….

….well, we all know, don’t we? Head teacher Mark Elms wrote to parents to say the nursery, reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils would not be able to come in. He said: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the…

This Is Working As Intended, Surely?

High childcare costs are leaving parents who work full time at the national minimum wage thousands of pounds a year short of being able to afford what the public defines as a basic acceptable standard of living. Well….yes. That’s an…

There’s No Pleasing Some People…

Friends of Marcus Garvey Library have raised concerns over the fact that it is going to be refurbished because this also means it is going to be made smaller. But the group were left angry after Haringey Council offered to…

I Just Don’t Get It…

The NHS is in crisis, right? ITV News can reveal how many hospital trusts are being forced to recruit from abroad as they struggle to staff their wards. We have staff shortages and these are compounded by infrastructure issues: Patients…

Like there’s no tomorrow

I work for the underclass. I also work for a bunch of other people who are in the financial mire – temporarily or permanently – and from which I suspect no amount of health insurance and voluntary pension saving could…

Maybe, This Time, Intended Consequences?

New planning rules introduced on Friday May 31 would allow bookies to move into empty shops without needing permission to change the use of premises. Ministers hope this will prevent high streets turning into ghost towns but critics argued the…

They Don’t Always Get Their Way

At a licensing meeting held yesterday it was revealed how the authority area was now the second worst in Yorkshire and the Humber for such violence, with figures showing: Up to 40 per cent of arrests are associated with alcohol…

“Don’t Look At Me!”

Members of both the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT are picketing the entrance to the Littlehampton Academy today (April 17) ahead of further walkouts in the coming weeks. The unions decided on the strike action after “months”…