Jaguar Land Rover to halt production for a week BECAUSE OF BREXIT

Now will people believe that Jaguar Land Rover is having to take hard decisions because of Brexit? This Site has come under criticism over previous JLR-related stories about business decisions influenced by Brexit. Can we agree that there is no doubt about this one? Or are some of you determined to ignore the words for the company’s own press release? Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will halt production at its UK plants in April due to potential disruption caused by Brexit. The firm, which has previously warned about…

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The great wage con is keeping you poor

Is anyone else sick of employers bleating that the minimum wage is hindering their business? They must think we’re all stupid. A few of them were on the BBC’s Any Answers on Saturday, saying the minimum wage keeps pay down, and that people can’t afford to go to work – especially if they live in London – because their housing costs are paid by benefits. This is nonsense. The minimum wage is exactly what it claims to be – a minimum. And if people aren’t getting up to work for…

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If the economy is in recovery, why does it still feel like recession?

No doubt Gideon George Osborne will spend the next few days (if not weeks and months) crowing about the figures from the Office for National Statistics that say the British economy has grown for a third successive quarter. He has already tweeted, “This shows that Britain’s hard work is paying off & the country is on the path to prosperity.” The construction industry has grown by 2.5 per cent on the previous quarter, with house builders buoyed up by Gideon’s Help to Buy scheme, which offers (unsupported) mortgage guarantees to…

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