Benefits

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.

Accountancy voted the best job in the world

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 | News

Accountants have the best job in the world, despite their reputation for being dull number-crunchers, according to a survey of 60 professions by insurer LV=.

UK the worst in Europe for parental leave pay

Monday, 18 November 2013 | News

The UK ranks the worst in Europe for paid parental leave, according to the TUC.

Universal Credit welfare reform slammed by MPs

Thursday, 07 November 2013 | News

The government has been heavily criticised for the implementation of its flagship reform to welfare benefits - the universal credit.

More young women stuck in low-paid jobs

Friday, 01 November 2013 | News

Three times more young women are trapped in low-paid jobs than 20 years ago, according to new research.

Is this the best or worst job ad ever?

Thursday, 10 October 2013 | News

Job advertisements are not usually interesting or exciting enough to make the news, but a London PR firm's advert for a senior account manager role has bucked the trend – in style.

Can I claim a private pension and work part-time?

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 | Question and Answer

There is now no set retirement age for anyone in employment. Legislation enables you to continue working well past the state retirement age.

165,000 parents face fines for missing Child Benefit deadline

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 | News

Tens of thousands of parents face fines after missing the deadline to register their Child Benefit payments with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Millions of benefits claimants to struggle with Universal Credit

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 | News

Over 2.7 million benefits claimants will struggle to manage their money once Universal Credit is introduced, according to the Payments Council.