Benefits

Graduate finances: getting a job

Friday, 05 June 2009 | Article

With unemployment continuing to rise and no sign of the recession ending anytime soon, 2009 may well go down in history as one of the worst possible years in which to graduate.

Can I claim unfair dismissal?

Tuesday, 28 April 2009 | Article

"Since the end of last year, the firm I work for has been struggling financially, and now I've been told they have to let me go.

How new mums can avoid discrimination at work

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Francesca Warren, a 45-year-old saleswoman, was a respected senior member of the team, but when she announced her pregnancy everything changed.

Finding a job in a recession

Friday, 20 March 2009 | Article

It's not an ideal time to be looking for work - 10 people are now applying for every Jobcentre vacancy across the UK, according to the Trade Union Congress. But if you've been made redundant, you won't have much choice.

Seven ways to keep your spirits up after redundancy

Friday, 20 May 2011 | Article

If you lose your job, the most pressing concerns on your mind are likely to be about your financial security and finding more work.

An alternative to redundancy?

Wednesday, 18 March 2009 | Article

Employees are increasingly being offered short-time working as an alternative to redundancy – but what is this arrangement and what do you need to know before you accept?

What rights do agency workers have?

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Article

If you are an agency worker, then the fact that you aren’t immediately eligible for statutory redundancy pay - even if you’ve been placed with a firm for more than two years - may be causing you some concern.

Survival guide for small businesses

Monday, 16 March 2009 | Article

Running a small business is never easy but, in the current economic climate, it’s even more of a challenge. Rising costs, dwindling customer numbers and the reluctance of banks to lend money make it increasingly difficult.

What to do if you lose your job

Tuesday, 28 April 2009 | Article

They say that when your next-door neighbour loses their job, it’s a recession, but when you do it’s a depression.

Turn redundancy to your advantage

Wednesday, 18 March 2009 | Article

Does anyone feel safe in their job anymore? After five glorious years of rising wages and house prices, the financial crisis has fully kicked in and thousands of people are now facing an uncertain future.