No capitalist economy has yet organised for itself arrangements that ensure labour market wages are perceived universally as fair; as day follows night, there will always be a class of workers convinced that their pay — or, for the managerial classes, salary — does not reward sufficiently the value of their labour, and that another group is laughing all the way to the bank clutching needlessly generous remuneration packages.
Optimism amongst Irish manufacturers dropped to a near three-year low in June, as manufacturing conditions deteriorated for the first time in six years amid heightening uncertainty over the nature of Britain's exit from the EU later this year.
Any re-nationalisation of Britain's energy providers under a Jeremy Corbyn-led government is unlikely to have any impact on the Irish operations of leading UK player SSE, as its business here trades in a separate energy market under a different regulatory regime.
Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin, one of corporate Britain’s most outspoken supporters of the UK’s exit from the EU, earned a rebuke from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) after telling the organisation’s head to “put a sock in it” over Brexit negotiations.
Mortgage switching seems to be a key priority for Irish providers, with sweeteners such as cashback when you switch on offer from all the main providers. But is the reality of switching different to the impression sold in advertising?
Support in London’s financial sector for UK membership of the EU is “shallow” and leading bankers say privately that they do not expect Brexit would do any damage to London’s position as the world’s top financial centre, Boris Johnson has claimed.
The UK economy would face a “serious shock” even if were to strike new trade deals rapidly after leaving the EU, the Confederation of British Industry — the CBI — has said in a major report published today.
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI), the national organisation for the promotion of children’s books and reading, is deeply concerned about recent comments by the Minister for Finance regarding the desirability of iPads for every child over the age of five.