Bankers' bonuses should be capped at £2,500 a year, say the Liberal Democrats, while board directors in financial institutions should not receive extra payouts.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has called for a 'top-to-toe' overhaul of the British banking More...13 April 2010 08:54
Strike-hit British Airways was the only airline to award pay rises last year.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority, BA cabin crew salaries rose by 5% last year, to an average of £31,400, despite record losses at the airline.
Even before th More...13 April 2010 08:46
Management consultancy work is showing signs of recovery in the UK, following its toughest year on record.
The industry was particularly badly hit in the financial services sector, traditionally its strongest revenue source. Last year in that sector More...13 April 2010 08:22
The Labour Party has published its election manifesto.
The document, A Future Fair For All , pledges that Labour will rebuild the economy, protect and reform public services and renew politics. Here are the key elements that will affect employ More...12 April 2010 13:58
NHS bosses have benefited from a near 7% pay rise in a year, more than twice the rate for nurses, a study has shown. The research, based on data from more than 380 NHS trusts, found that chief executives earned £150,000 on average, and have enjoyed a More...12 April 2010 09:00
Labour will attempt to win back the business vote today after last week saw more than 100 senior executives criticise the party over its plans to rise national insurance contributions in 2011. Business secretary Peter Mandelson will publish a manifes More...12 April 2010 08:44
British Airways and unions resumed talks yesterday aimed at preventing further strikes by cabin crew in a the row over pay and jobs.
Unite union said it would not call further industrial action while the talks made progress, but warned that there wa More...08 April 2010 09:00
BP faced a shareholder revolt last night after two lobby groups challenged the oil giant's remuneration policy for top directors.
Pension fund consultant PIRC labelled forthcoming payouts excessive, and the Association of British Insurers issued an More...08 April 2010 08:55
Conservative plans to scrap the scheduled National Insurance rise for low earners have been praised by the CIPD.
The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the British Chambers of Commerce warned the government in January tha More...29 March 2010 14:29
Surrey County Council has joined forces with Jobcentre Plus to offer work opportunities to the most disadvantaged.
The council has pledged to offer Local Employment Partnership (LEP) opportunities, including work trials, work experience, mentoring a More...29 March 2010 10:03
The Conservatives are set to announce that they will block most of the National Insurance rises planned for 2011.
Chancellor Alistair Darling previously announced two 0.5% increases in National Insurance to take effect in April 2011 - one in the 200 More...29 March 2010 08:49
The labour market needs urgent reform despite its strong performance during the recession, the head of the UK's largest recruitment company has said.
Alistair Cox, chief executive of Hays, said the labour market had "serious shortcomings" and was lo More...29 March 2010 08:37
The Conservatives have promised to cut red tape to make life easier for businesses if they win the next general election. But will the proposals cause an employment law headache? Guy Sheppard reports.
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A government efficiency drive will see the Department of Health make cuts of £4.35bn over a three-year period by moving staff out of London, and working to reduce sickness absence levels among employees, according to the BBC .
Teacher training More...25 March 2010 08:18
Public sector costs could be cut by as much as £25bn within three years through a radical restructuring of procurement and greater use of shared services , and outsourcing of areas such as HR. The report from a study by the Institute of Directo More...22 March 2010 16:07
The Home Office has hired American comedian Ruby Wax as an adviser to its staff, prompting claims that it is a waste of public money.
Wax has been training senior civil servants in leadership and communication, according to the Times .
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Some of the country's brightest women students are deciding against careers in the City, seeing it as unethical and offering poor prospects for women.
In a survey of 450 Oxford undergraduates, women students saw banking as the occupation in which t More...22 March 2010 08:46
The "relentless flow" of complex employment law is stifling UK competitiveness and risks future job creation, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) warned today. A new BCC report, Employment regulation: up to the job? , is published a da More...16 March 2010 09:28
The new owner of Gatwick airport has told 120 staff they could lose their jobs as the company seeks to restructure.
Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which bought Gatwick from BAA last December after the competition watchdog ordered a break-up o More...15 March 2010 09:32
Morrisons has pledged to open more small stores.
The supermarket giant reported a 30% rise in full year pre-tax profits to £858m as turnover rose by 6% to £15.4bn.
Morrisons, which is Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket chain, has opened 45 st More...11 March 2010 09:34