Employment

How does inflation affect your wage? Use our tool to find out

The spectre of inflation has arisen in 2017, and coupled with poor wage growth is set to impact negatively on workers' living standards.

Student entrepreneurs: How to start a business alongside studying

Thursday, 07 September 2017 | Article

Students have a myriad of things to balance, such as managing their grades and a social life simultaneously. But this doesn’t have to hamper you from launching your own business start-up.

Ask the Experts: "What records should I keep now that I’m self-employed?"

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Assuming your self-employed income will be more than £1,000, the first thing you should do is register with HMRC. You can do this online at Gov.uk/log-infile-self-assessment-tax-return/ register-if-youre-self-employed.

Argos among firms named and shamed for underpaying workers

Thursday, 17 August 2017 | News

Argos has been named and shamed by the government as one of more than 200 employers to underpay their workers.

Fancy working outside? Here are the 10 best paid outdoor jobs

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

Although the weather this summer has been mixed, many people are happy to brave the British seasons and are being handsomely rewarded for doing so.

Number of women earning over £1m doubles in five years

Friday, 04 August 2017 | News

The high earner gender pay gap is starting to close, as the number of women earning £1 million or more has doubled in the last five years.

How rising inflation affects your wage: Use our tool to find out

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | News

Workers’ salaries are devaluing thanks to inflation and slow wage growth, with construction workers hardest hit, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.   

John Lewis and Waitrose put £36m aside for payroll error

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | News

John Lewis and Waitrose staff on the minimum wage may be due a share of £36 million, as the retailers have discovered a potential payroll error.

Pay rise for workers on minimum wage

Monday, 03 April 2017 | News

Millions of workers in receipt of minimum wage will see the amount they get paid rise.

Government cancels NIC increases for self-employed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has softened his attack on the self-employed, cancelling plans to increase national insurance contributions (NICs).

140,000 Tesco employees to be reimbursed after payroll error

Thursday, 09 March 2017 | News

Tesco has announced that 140,000 current and former employees will be reimbursed, after it uncovered staff had been underpaid.