In the papers July 2017
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week beginning 10/07/17
CARERS: A quarter of unpaid carers have nopt had a day off in five years, with many becoming mentally or physically ill themsleves, according to research for Carers UK.
TEACHERS PAY: Despite a call for an end to pay caps for public sector workers, the Department for Education will cap pay at 1%. Teacher's pay has been frozen since 2010 andthis means another real terms pay cut as inflation is running at 3%.
GIG ECONOMY: A report by a government review has said that workers in the so called gig economy should be given protections . The TUC has responed that the report reqally doesn't do much for the workers in that sector.
IMMIGRATION : Around 1.3 million Eastern Europeans are living in the UK. Poland accounts for the laregest number with an estimated 813,700 living here. Meanwhile the UK has nearly over taken France as the second most populated country in the EU.
POLITICS: Theresa May is reported as asking for ideas from other political parties on the big issues of the moment, although some say its' to try to keep her popularity .She is propped up by a small number of DUP MPs and is looking vulnerable.