News round up: Bankers least likely to employ mentally ill

Bankers least likely to employ mentally ill people

Bankers are more likely to discriminate against job applicants with mental health problems than any other profession. Almost half (46%) of bank workers admitted they would be reluctant to employ someone with a mental illness, according to new research.

The survey by national anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, asked more than 2,000 people if having a mental illness would be a barrier to employment and found evidence of entrenched negative attitudes across all sectors.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Tories step up ‘broken Britain’ attack on Labour Party

The Tories will on Thursday intensify their attack on Labour for presiding over “broken Britain” when they claim that 5 million people have never worked under the current government.

Theresa May, the shadow work and pensions secretary, will accuse Labour of creating a wall between the “working and the workless” to hide its failure to provide opportunities for the long-term unemployed.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Crunch time for council workers’ golden pensions

Millions of public sector workers will have their pensions slashed under plans to deal with a massive shortfall in the value of local government pension funds, The Times has learnt.

The move by ministers to strip council workers of their “gold-standard” final-salary pensions is likely to trigger widespread industrial action.

Read more on this story in The Times


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