Benefits

Budget 2014: Welfare cap set at £119.5 billion

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | News

In his 2014 budget, chancellor George Osborne said the government's cap on welfare spending would be £119.5 billion in 2015/16 and would rise in line with inflation for the next five years.

Minimum wage to rise to £6.50 a hour

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | News

The national minimum wage (NMW) will rise to £6.50 a hour from 1 October 2014, the government said today after it accepted the Low Pay Commission's (LPC) recommendations.

How can my daughter get into marketing?

Monday, 10 March 2014 | Question and Answer

It's great to hear that your daughter has an interest in a career before graduation, although I'd like to know more about how she has decided on marketing as it has a very glamorous reputation and not everyone appreciates...

Should you consider a career in marketing?

Monday, 10 March 2014 | Article

Marketing is a popular career choice and no wonder. In the digital age, marketing and technology are often described as the engine room of a business.

A fifth take on second jobs to pay the bills

Thursday, 06 February 2014 | News

More than 8.5 million British adults have been forced to take on a second job to make ends meet, a debt charity has revealed.

Ten top tips for your CV

Friday, 27 December 2013 | Article

1. Less is more - summarise your experience and stick to two pages max.
 

Are you looking for a new job in 2014?

Friday, 27 December 2013 | Article

Are you in a job you hate or desperate to return to work after a career break?

Grandparents should have more unpaid leave, union says

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | News

Grandparents should be given greater access to unpaid leave by their employers in order to look after grandchildren, the TUC says.

Christmas bonuses: your legal rights if you don't get one

Monday, 16 December 2013 | News

It's that time of year. Your bonus is about to be paid, and although your expectation may be higher than previous years because of the improving financial climate, you may also be in for a shock.

Autumn Statement 2013: Govt to bring in welfare cap

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

The Chancellor has announced a new cap to total welfare spending that will start a year early in 2014.