Benefits

Financial tips for the disabled

Friday, 18 March 2016 | Article

No one ever thinks it will happen to them but the reality is that all too often fate steps in and thousands are left disabled every year.

Budget 2014: Tax-free personal allowance to rise to £10,500

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | News

The government has announced that no-one will pay any income tax at all from April 2015 – if they earn below £10,500.

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

Friday, 07 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

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 | 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.