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The problem with the Supreme Court’s Uber ruling

19 February 2021 10:50 pm

They are monitored by the firm. They don’t have the option of working for other companies. And they are entitled…

Universal Credit and the future of the welfare state

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Amid the many failures of public policy during the Covid crisis, one success has gone largely unnoticed. The Universal Credit…

The cult of London

13 February 2021 9:00 am

The phrase ‘rich people’s problems’ has its uses. I once overheard a group in a Knightsbridge restaurant sympathising with a…

Letters: How to revive Britain’s orchestras

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Good conductors Sir: Yes, it is sad to see talents like Sir Simon Rattle and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla leaving our shores…

The real problem with the Fatima advert

31 October 2020 9:00 am

An advertisement from GCHQ provoked angry comment because it seemed to suggest that some ballet dancers would be better working…

How Thérèse Coffey plans to help millions back to work

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Thérèse Coffey on stemming the unemployment tide

The creep of internet censorship

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Kristie Higgs, a 44-year-old school assistant, didn’t realise that criticising the sex education curriculum at her son’s school on Facebook…

A murderer among us: I was Dennis Nilsen’s boss

26 September 2020 9:00 am

I was Dennis Nilsen’s boss

Remote workers of the world, unite!

5 September 2020 9:00 am

A few nights ago on Twitter, I quipped that I was planning to launch a trade union for remote workers.…

In the race to recovery, Britain is losing

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Britain is losing the race to recovery

Letters: Will office workers ever want to return?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

The future of offices Sir: I agree with much of Gerard Lyons’s article about the future of the capital (‘London…

Boomer and bust: Covid is fast-forwarding us into retirement

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Covid-19 is fast-forwarding us into retirement

Why would anyone want to work from home?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Why would anyone want to work from home?

Finally, we’re unboxing the teleporter

11 July 2020 9:00 am

This week’s Wiki Man may read a bit oddly. You see, I haven’t ‘written’ it at all; I’ve dictated it…

What if Oxford PPE graduates on TV were made to wear pink conical hats?

27 June 2020 9:00 am

You can’t discuss racial inequality without using the N-word. And you can’t debate social justice without adding the C-word and…

Letters: Churches have risen to the challenge of lockdown

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Back to schools Sir: I share Lucy Kellaway’s enthusiasm for seeing school-life return and inequality gaps closed (‘A class apart’,…

Will Covid kill off the office?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Covid-19 may have changed the way we work for ever

It’s hell when your whole neighbourhood is working from home

30 May 2020 9:00 am

It’s hell when the whole neighbourhood is working from home

Did the behavioural scientists have a point?

23 May 2020 9:00 am

For all the abuse heaped on the Behavioural Insights Team early in the crisis, let’s not forget that the only…

Have you caught the remote-working bug?

16 May 2020 9:00 am

One of the few benefits to emerge from this pandemic is that the world’s population has been given a crash…

How ‘furlough’ became mainstream

25 April 2020 9:00 am

In July, in its ‘Guess the definition’ slot, next to the day’s birthdays, the Daily Mail asked its readers to…

Coronomics: Ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The crash is surreal – and ordinary remedies won’t be enough

How much food have we really been stockpiling?

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Time out When did British workers start being ‘furloughed’? The word furlough is first recorded in the English language in…

The post-Brexit bounce seems to have stuck, for now

22 February 2020 7:30 pm

The post-election economic bounce appears to be more than a fluke. Positive news came in waves this week, as data…

Britain is booming – despite Brexit

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

After the vote for Brexit, it was often said that our departure from the EU was most likely to harm…