The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase by three per cent, or 19p, to £6.50 per hour in October, business secretary Vince Cable has announced.
Q: Eric Pickles has said the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement is "fair to every part of the country. What do you think?
When Eric bashes you, it's only because he loves you. Or as he told the CLG Committee's #AskPickles Q&A, the local government bashing he so enjoys is strictly within the confines of "a very deep and loving relationship".
Now, this Pickleswatch was to focus on the rest of the revelations from that session (councils should stop moaning, ministers don't touch taxpayer-funded biscuits, Clive Betts needs to work on his jokes etc...) but the floods crisis in the South made answering tweeted questions seem like a simpler, care-free time.