Pay & benefits

Labour shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth announces new NHS policies, including a proposed pay riseAndrew McCaren/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

Pay awards remain steady at 2% for first quarter

Pay awards for the first quarter of 2017 remained steady at 2%, according to the latest data from XpertHR.

Taylor heard evidence from care workers who are told to be on call from 7am, only to then be informed there is no work

Non-guaranteed hours could command higher minimum wage

Companies that want to employ people on zero hours contracts could face a hike in the minimum wage rate, the...


Gender pay gaps and the Met Police chief’s decision to take a “pay cut”

New Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard...

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Labour pledges £10 minimum wage from 2020

Jeremy Corbyn today pledges a £10 minimum wage if Labour wins the 2020 general election.
The Labour Party leader, speaking...

Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...


Gender pay gap reporting: five questions from HR

Do gender pay gap reporting obligations apply to my organisation? What employees do we include in the calculations? What counts...


Gender pay gap reporting: 5 April marks first snapshot date

Today is the first “snapshot” date that large employers must use to report their gender pay gap.
Private- and voluntary-sector...

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