The Chancellor ripped up his predecessor's plans and has no plan to replace them. What's going on?
The “gig economy” may be the second most misunderstood phrase in modern use, after Brexit. And it also seems to mean whatever you want it to mean. It’s hard to think beyond ride-sharing apps and someone with your takeaway on the back of a push bike, but it also includes a host of online platforms connecting buyers and sellers for all kinds of work, from “clickwork”, micro-tasks you can do on your phone while waiting for the bus, to all kinds of bespoke specialist work. The common feature seems to be a platform that allows people wanting something doing to connect with people willing to do it.
A tax rise of £35 a year was called "grossly unfair". But some disabled people are set to lose that every week.
The Brexit negotiations centre on a trade deal. But Labour is divided on the benefits of free trade.
Ever heard of the Open Skies agreement?
In half of England, a family with two children living in a modest home must survive on £8 each a day.
Why tech firms that use smartphone apps to match independent workers with tasks are facing a backlash
This week in the media, from what the Bank of England knew to the return of secondary moderns – and my fake gardening news.
The government shows “naivety” to think that threatening to become “the tax haven of Europe” will result in a better exit deal with the EU, says the former chair of the public accounts committee.
The New Statesman podcast.
You don’t question the credentials of somebody like that or their understanding of the rules.
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