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Alistair Darling is in talks over plans to end the UK's right to opt out of the 48-hour maximum working week
Darling in talks over 48-hour week

Trade and industry secretary Alistair Darling is in discussions over plans to end the UK’s right to opt out of the 48-hour maximum working week. Changes to the current legislation have been tabled by the Finnish government and, if they are passed, UK workers could be restricted to working no more than 48 hours. Currently… Read more »

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Gordon Brown has launched a £2.1bn plan for immunising 500 million children in third-world countries
Brown launches £2.1bn immunisation bond

Gordon Brown has launched a new scheme aimed at immunising 500 million children in third-world countries over the next decade. However, there is concern over how the chancellor’s £2.1 billion programme – which will save an estimated 10 million lives – will be funded. Rather than simply funding the programme directly, the new scheme is… Read more »

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