On the face of it, the answer might seem obvious. After all, it's those in the public sector who have locked horns with the government in various forms of an industrial dispute over the last few years. Most recently, and most high profile has been Junior Doctors - wrangling over their new contracts being imposed by the government. This looks set to continue despite an unprecedented strike being narrowly averted at the last hour earlier this month.
The Living Wage Foundation sets its UK hourly rate at £8.25 (£9.40 in London). The figure is distinct from the Government Living Wage, which is the minimum rate of pay currently set at £6.70, rising to £9 by 2020.
As the economy continues to grow there is a fair amount of positivity within the private sector in the UK. After five years of decline, in 2015, UK workers are beginning to see a rise in real wages as pay growth finally outstrips inflation. And 2015 looks set to be the year of another recovery too - as more permanent, rather than temporary, jobs being created.
The UK's manufacturing sector has been dealt a series of crushing blows this autumn, with the steel industry suffering as over-production across the world market cut the price of steel by almost 50%. Firstly, in September came the news that SSI was mothballing its Redcar plant with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
On the face of it, Intermediaries legislation - commonly known as IR35 is simple enough - tax and National Insurance contributions applying to those who work for a client through an intermediary. If an individual falls under IR35, then all payments to the intermediary are classed as employment income and the intermediary becomes liable for the tax and National Insurance contributions.
The number of over 60s in the UK is expected to rise by 13% by the end of the decade. For a variety of reasons, Britons are working longer into older age and employers will need to become increasingly adept at managing this ageing workforce.
It's a predictably familiar story. It's the third Thursday in August (GCSE Results Day), and the Secretary of State for Education is being interviewed, confidently claiming that education standards have improved once again - citing a rise in the percentage of A*-C grades, especially in the core subjects of English and Maths. There are added boasts about the 'increased rigour' of examinations and statements affirming the latest set of results as irrefutable proof that government policies are working.