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The Guardian view on the gender pay gap: enough excuses; time for action | Editorial

The duty for organisations to publish figures on hourly earnings and employment by quartile could be a gamechanger – if it results in concrete action


Bellway on track to build more than 10,000 homes this year

UK house builder defies industry-wide material shortage and weaker pound to deliver record number of homes


BBC stars faced huge tax bills after 'having to set up companies'

Select committee hears TV and radio presenters were pushed into setup that fell foul of HMRC


UK drivers to save £35 after new curbs on whiplash claims

Average car insurance premium to drop as government tackles £1bn-a-year compensation bill


ITV sets up working group to tackle 11.9% gender pay gap

Broadcaster is latest firm to reveal disparity between pay of men and women it employs

UK inflation is falling fast – that's good and bad news

Brexit vote-fuelled inflation is washing out of the system but interest rates may still rise as soon as May

Digital conversion: Church of England rolls out cashless donations

The Guardian

Terminals to be available at more than 16,000 sites to make it easier for congregations to pay


Inflation dips to 2.7% as impact of Brexit vote starts to fade

Cost of living squeeze eases after a small fall in both petrol and food prices, says ONS


Children with special needs can be an asset to society – our cafe proves it | Lucy Beattie

On Down’s Syndrome Day, the public and businesses should challenge their perception of what children with additional needs are capable of


Service charge: how do I know if the restaurant staff got my tip?

I was told my tip would not go to the restaurant staff. If I’d known I would have paid it in cash


Scrap 'highly regressive' council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system

Scrapping EU tariffs would do little to cut UK prices – thinktank


Institute for Fiscal Studies says savings would fail to offset price rises from drop in value of pound


Consumer watchdog may investigate if Facebook data illegally used in Australian elections


ACCC and information commission both signal possibility of separate investigations in wake of Guardian revelations


MPs call for 12 weeks of paternity leave to address gender pay gap

Committee recommends laws forcing firms to offer new fathers flexible work patterns and ringfencing their leave

Monday, Mar 19


Gambling nearly took my life: betting terminals should have a £2 maximum stake | Matt Zarb-Cousin

The government must dramatically cut the price of a spin, and give some protection to addicts


Micro Focus CEO departure plunges shares by 56%

FTSE 100 tech company loses more than half its value as boss leaves to pursue another opportunity


Lorde's US tour has flopped – but it might be the making of her | Laura Snapes

The New Zealand star is playing to arenas that are only a third full. But dropping out of pop’s upper echelons may give her the long future she deserves


‘Urgent regulation needed’ to stop abusive practices by letting agents

One London worker’s room rented from Citiside turned out to be a health hazard, but he faces a battle to get out of his contract

Interest-only mortgages: how to tackle the shortfall

From remortgaging to speaking to your lender, there are a number of ways borrowers can ensure they keep their home

Marks & Spencer makes the mother of all errors

It failed to deliver the flowers for Mother’s Day and offered no explanation

I’m 64 with a poor credit history – how can I remortgage?

It’s worth looking at options such as equity release mortgages that could help you stay in your home


Adapt or die: a new breed of trade union can save the fossils of old | John Harris

Fast, loud and agile unions working at the frontiers of precarious employment are setting the pace for the future


High-interest 'doorstep loans' need to be regulated says charity

Citizens Advice calls for curbs on home credit plans, which can charge interest rates of 1,557%

Sunday, Mar 18


The great British chef shortage: why eating out is under threat

We are in a golden age for dining out – but now there aren’t enough trained chefs and waiters to go round – and Brexit is not going to help


May pledges to fine company bosses if they endanger staff pension funds

New criminal offence of neglecting pension responsibilities to be announced this week

Brain drain of graduates to London leaves cities facing skills shortage


Mayors and businesses call for action on young people quitting regions after completing degrees

Saturday, Mar 17


London will lose creative crown if rents keep forcing artists out

Head of Space network issues warning in book marking 50th year of studios set up by artists Bridget Riley and Peter Sedgely


Where to move for... green space


The best place to live for breathing space? Don’t rule out these cities


‘I live frugally so I can spend £3,000 a year on yoga’

The Guardian

Freelance journalist and yogi Dearbhla Gavin on the sacrifices she has to make to pursue her hobby seriously

Artists in battle over modern artwork pension fund

The Artist Pension Trust, which holds one of the biggest collections of contemporary art in the world, is facing a legal bust-up