We are told the UK economy is recovering and doing well. All I see is increasing poverty. People are having their benefits stopped, losing their homes and queuing at food banks. More people are using the discount supermarkets and Poundland. Is this just a recovery for the rich? The champagne and strawberries crowd at Wimbledon? The Royal Ascot lot in their finery? (more…)
Imagine for a moment that your job was to keep a hospital car park tidy, sweep up and collect the litter. Maybe, your job could be doing something else seemingly unimportant in the hospital. Would you be happy to be paid the minimum wage of just £6.21 an hour and suffer the indignity of claiming benefits?