Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 22/12/2011 - 12:35

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Childcare – the 19-minute myth

Today’s Daily Mail rediscovers  an entertaining myth it first promulgated in 2006 – that mothers who work spend just 19 minutes a day with their children.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 14/12/2011 - 16:36

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Unemployment: the pain is shared

Today’s unemployment figures make gloomy reading, with total unemployment up to 2.64 million, a 17-year high.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 19:13

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How many claim for unfair dismissal?

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 09:42

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Miscounting the Scottish NHS workforce

Voices have been raised in the Scottish Parliament over claims made by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon on NHS Scotland’s workforce.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 14:55

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Depressed? Blame the recession

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 03/02/2011 - 09:20

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Questionable claims on graduate pay

Reports by national newspaper education editors have suggested that the average starting salary for new graduates is £25,000 a year– or even £29,000, if you&rsquo

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 17/08/2010 - 13:10

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Modest savings from targeting the "workshy"

Workshy scroungers have cost the taxpayer £28 billion over the past decade, the Daily Express splashed  on Monday.

Hamish Birchall :: Thu, 25/03/2010 - 10:52

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Chasing the lady through employment statistics

A spate of press reports this month warned of dire consequences for women if public spending cuts lead to public sector job losses. 

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:24

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What about equality?

There’s an odd argument in the letters column of The Guardian today from Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equality between men and wome

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 11/01/2010 - 15:38

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The job's lousy but the commute is great

You might expect an unemployment level of 10 per cent to make those who are employed pretty happy with their jobs.