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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Brown warns ‘no retreat’ on public sector pay

Gordon Brown did little to appease disgruntled public sector workers with his speech to the TUC congress today. In his first appearance as prime minister, Mr Brown said the government would do nothing that risked increasing inflation, including more generous public sector pay deals. Mr Brown said there would be “no loss of discipline, no… Read more »

Problems over housing and pay are inextricably linked, say unions.
Govt urged to prioritise housing

The government cannot address affordable housing without guaranteeing decent pay, union leaders warned Gordon Brown today. Addressing the TUC congress in Brighton, Dave Prentis, head of Unison welcomed the government’s moves to create affordable housing but warned it must take action now. Mr Prentis challenged the prime minister: “Make investment in council housing a key… Read more »