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Day: November 11, 2019

More than 210,000 workers to receive pay rise
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More than 210,000 workers to receive pay rise

    More than 210,000 workers in Britain are to receive a pay rise after the charity behind the living wage increased the national minimum hourly rate by 30p to £9.30. The Living Wage Foundation, which sets the voluntary measure, said London workers’ basic hourly rate will also rise, by 20p to £10.75, compared with the government’s “national living wage” of £8.21 for workers aged 25 years or older. The charity said the difference between its own living wage and the government minimum will be more than £2,000 a year nationally and almost £5,000 a year in London. This year, the Living Wage Foundation has accredited about 1,500 employers, taking the overall total to just under 6,000. Employers that have joined the initiative include the FTSE 100 insurer Hiscox, Crystal Pa...
Polls show Farage U-turn will make very little difference
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Polls show Farage U-turn will make very little difference

    Nigel Farage’s decision to pull hundreds of Brexit Party candidates from the upcoming general election will “make very little difference”, a pollster has said. On Monday, the Brexit Party leader revealed his party will not field candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservative Party at the last general election in 2017. The move is seen as a major win for prime minister Boris Johnson, amid Tory fears that the Brexit Party could split the Leave vote on December 12. It marked a huge U-turn from Mr Farage, who had previously promised to run more than 600 Brexit Party candidates across the UK. While the decision has been welcomed by many Tories, pollsters have pointed out the lack of Brexit Party candidates may not have a substantial effect on the result of the gen...