Pocket money used to be a token gesture. Now it’s serious business | Sam Wolfson

Rising costs of living are not only affecting adults. Perhaps it’s time we thought about the next generation of teenage jobsResearch published this week found that the amount of pocket money children receive is on the up. I was surprised they were still given any at all. Even the phrase “pocket money” sounds painfully anachronistic, […]
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20 Labour MPs turn on Ed Miliband over refusal to hold EU referendum

New campaign group, Labour for a Referendum, puts pressure on Labour leader to offer an in-out vote on EuropeEd Miliband is facing a rebellion by 20 of his MPs against his policy to rule out a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.In a sign of growing unease with his leadership, a group of Miliband’s […]
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Catwalk to workforce: graduate fashion week gets practical

This year’s event aims to prepare young people for work in the industry with advice on job interviews and business plansWith graduate fashion week opening in London on Sunday, expect the usual front-page grabbing designs – voluminous neon trousers, fur gimp masks and tents worn as dresses – from the latest generation of young talent. […]
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It’s been a bad week for women | Heather Long

Erick Erickson declares males ‘must dominate’ and the Post writes about a female politician’s shoes. What century is this?It’s been a slow week for news, and media companies are going after just about anything. But that’s still a poor excuse for how women were treated in some of America’s leading publications and television stations.Let’s start […]
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The homeless aren’t ‘negative impacts’ – they are living victims of policy | Ally Fogg

The current homelessness crisis is a consequence of poverty and austerity above all. All current solutions are inadequateHomelessness is not a problem. Homelessness is many problems woven together into a human calamity and a social catastrophe: lack of housing; lack of jobs; lack of money; lack of social support; lack of mental health care; but […]
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Apple’s multi-billion dollar, low-tax profit hub: Knocknaheeny, Ireland

Apple’s Irish operation has a multi-billion dollar profit – and a tiny tax bill. How does it do it?Eileen Stokes and her family live a basic life, one of 16 Irish Traveller families settled on an established halting site at the edge of Knocknaheeny, a run-down northern suburb of Cork.A brazier smolders outside their mobile […]
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EDF meter mix-up stopped us getting gas and electricity bills

I’ve been calling EDF since January and we still haven’t had an energy bill, despite giving meter readings for gas and electricityWe moved into our house in September last year. It needed a full rewire and gas central heating brought to the house and installed. The electricity supply started in September and the gas meter […]
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David Cameron still in charge during Ibiza holiday, says No 10

PM accompanied by key staff on week’s break, and backbencher Nadine Dorries dismisses criticism over timing of tripDavid Cameron remains in charge as he takes a week’s holiday away from Britain, Downing Street said.The prime minister and his wife, Samantha, soaked up the sun in Ibiza after jetting out on Saturday. Cameron has been accompanied […]
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FirstGroup chief Tim O’Toole offered to quit with chairman over £2bn debt

Transport firm CEO, who was told by Martin Gilbert to carry on, spearheading courtship of big investors over £615m rights issueFirstGroup’s chief executive, Tim O’Toole, will this week visit its biggest institutional investors to secure backing for the troubled transport operator’s £615m rights issue, as it emerged that he offered to quit instead of the […]
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Benefits cap will have catastrophic effect on families, court will hear

Vulnerable families challenging £500-a-week cap say it may force victims of domestic violence to return to their abusersFamilies will suffer catastrophic effects and victims of domestic violence may be forced to return to their abusers, it will be argued in the first test cases challenging the government’s imposition of a £500-a-week cap on benefits.A judge […]
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