Job quality lower than before

A index that is used as measure for the quality of jobs done the UK workforce has slightly dropped for the first time. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a yearly figure that predicts the skill level in the country’s jobs. The figure would be...

Eco Homes made of Straw go on sale

Homes made of straw bales are now up for sale in Bristol. The amazing new homes are the result of a research project by the University of Bath in collaboration with the manufacturer ModCell. A row of seven homes have been built with prefabricated panels consisting of...

Your Energy bills could be much less

Recent reductions in consumer energy bills could have been much larger and made much earlier, research from consumer body Which? has discovered. Which? said energy providers had failed to keep standard variable energy tariffs in line with dropping wholesale prices...

Mortgage approvals point to further sales fall

New figures suggest the recent slowdown in property sales may continue for at least the next few months. The number of new mortgages approved to in December, but not yet lent, rose slightly to 60,275, according to the Bank of England. Although the number of approvals...

Men’s pay has fallen more than women’s in real terms

Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women have in the recent years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The think-tank has studies at how salaries have changed since the financial crisis in 2008. It highlight that average...