Employment

How to get a new job or pay rise in 2017

According to a recent survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), 41% of British firms plan to expand their workforce in during 2017, defying conventional thought regarding the uncertainties created by...

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.

Budget 2017: self-employed income tax bill to rise

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Self-employed workers have been dealt a blow in today’s Budget, as Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a forthcoming increase in taxes.

City Survivors: (Unbelievably,) millennial women still face a lifetime gender pay gap

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Women’s rights have progressed massively since 1928, when we were finally allowed to vote in parliamentary elections, and since 1970, when the Equal Pay Act was introduced to prevent direct and indirect discrimination in the...

Argos staff on National Living Wage to receive £64 in underpayments

Friday, 17 February 2017 | News

About 37,000 current and former staff of retailer Argos will receive an average £64 back payment for money owed to them after they were underpaid.

Four million Brits living on 'inadequate income'

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | News

Four million people in Britain are living on an inadequate income and “just about managing” according to a new study from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Student loan sell off launched: government says “no impact” on borrowers

Monday, 06 February 2017 | News

Graduates with student loans issued by an English local authority that entered repayment between April 2002 and April 2006 may see their loans sold by the government in the next few months.

Don't blame older workers for poor pay and perks, says TUC

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | News

Paying pensions to older workers is not to blame for younger workers getting a bad deal, according to a new report from trade union the TUC.