Economy: No Rate Rise without a Pay Rise

David Clarke, Policy and Advocacy Adviser for Positive Money, has written for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) about how this is the wrong time for a rise in interest rates at a time when real term wages are going down. http://classonline.org.uk/blog/item/no-rate-rise-without-a-pay-rise

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Universal Credit: 6 Weeks is too Long to Wait

Ruth Lister is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, sits on the National Advisory Panel of CLASS (Centre for Labour & Social Studies), and is a Labour Peer. Here she writes of the damage caused by making claimants wait 6 weeks to claim UC. http://classonline.org.uk/blog/item/6-week-wait-for-universal-credit-is-not-a-delay-its-a-deliberate-and-damagi