Carers’ allowance in line for reform

Changes could be made to the carers' allowance, following a select committee's stinging criticism of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The carers' allowance is paid to people who provide more than 35 hours a week of care, usually for a family member who...

Firms urged to step up no-deal preparations

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that 24 of 27 areas of the UK economy face disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It issued the warning in a report, which also contained 200 recommendations to advise what measures businesses can take to...

Unemployment falls to 3.8%

The unemployment rate in the UK has fallen to its lowest rate in nearly 45 years, at 3.8%. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that from January to March 2019, an estimated 1.3 million people were unemployed, while 37.2m were in employment. The last...