Benefits

Minimum wage goes up

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 | News

The national minimum wage for adults has risen by 12p to £6.31 an hour.

Benefit claimants will have to work

Monday, 30 September 2013 | News

The long-term unemployed will have to work in order to claim benefits under the new Help to Work scheme, Chancellor George Osborne announced.

Costs of work take 12% bite out of wages

Friday, 27 September 2013 | News

UK workers are forking out 12% of their annual take-home pay on costs incurred by their jobs, according to research by Santander.

Child Benefit rule change could cost parents dear

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | News

Parents who earn more than £50,000 and who have not opted out of Child Benefit could see an uplift in their tax bills if they fail to register for self-assessment before 5 October.

Employee benefits you may be entitled to

Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Article

As the old adage goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch.

Male bonuses are double that of women

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | News

Men are earning double what women earn in bonuses, according to a controversial new study that indicates the gender pay gap is as wide as ever.

Five steps to being a successful entrepreneur

Monday, 12 August 2013 | Article

Everyone knows that running a business can be tough.

Last phase of benefit cap rolls out

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | News

The final stage of the government's new benefit cap has launched, with the last 40 local councils now limiting welfare payments to £500 a week for couples and those with children, and £350 a week for single people.

Job security not essential for would-be parents

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 | News

Nearly half of Brits don't expect to have a secure job when they start a family, according to Santander Insurance.

Your guide to the new state benefits

Thursday, 25 July 2013 | TV /Video