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Derelict School

Schools without a home

Why are new schools being opened on temporary sites, sometimes before planning permission for their permanent homes has been given, and with the prospect of years of uncertainty over their long-term location?


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Some progress for unmarried couples but major pension pitfalls remain

The government unlawfully discriminated against unmarried couples by refusing to allow claims for widowed parent's allowance in cases where the surviving partner was not married to, or the civil partner of, the deceased. 


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To solve earnings inequality, we need to reform our economic model

The fact that chief executive pay at Britain’s largest companies grew six times faster than ordinary workers' pay last year may be be shocking, but should not come as a surprise.


The State Pension – what you need to know

What's the key information you need to know about the UK State Pension? Our Pensions Officer, Stewart Mott, explains


Will Brexit make it illegal to pay pensions overseas?

Anyone casually reading the news in July 2018 might have had the impression that Brexit could make it illegal for pensions to be paid to people who retire to a country in the European Union.