Building on the success of Grovember

As we go for some spring growth in may, what does the data from Grovember tell us? What useful lessons can we pick out from it?

Nice pay if you can get it

University vice chancellors’ pay has hit the headlines after the report on the subject from the new Office for Students – so we decided to take a deeper look at the figures behind the headlines.

Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening

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Wages, prices and bargaining

Money is getting tight – but what do the figures say about how much, or more accurately how little, our wages have kept pace with the costs we have to pay each week?

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The English NHS pay deal – in six charts

A lot has been written about the NHS pay deal in England and what it will mean to individuals’ pay packets. But how does it affect staff at different stages of their career?

Drop in criminals facing court as police lack resources to investigate

The number of reported crimes ending with a suspect in court has dropped along with police staff, while the use of volunteers in the police force is on the rise

The future of our parks is not looking rosy

Spending on parks and green spaces has been slashed by £15 million