Pay & benefits

Pay awards hit 10-year high

Pay awards reached their highest level in a decade at 2.6%, but it may be too soon to say whether...

Ryanair attempts to block pilot strikes

21 Aug 2019

Ryanair has lost its bid for a last-minute High Court injunction to block pilot strikes scheduled to begin today (Thursday)....

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13% fall in CEO pay in 2018 revealed

21 Aug 2019

Median pay for chief executive fell by 13% between 2017 and 2018, according to an annual assessment of FTSE 100 pay packages released today.

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Costa Coffee franchisee’s training cost deductions ‘unfair’, staff claim

20 Aug 2019

Employees at a Costa Coffee franchise in Essex claim they have had £200 deducted from their final payslips to cover...

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Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

19 Aug 2019

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

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Asda staff protest over contract changes

15 Aug 2019

Asda staff have taken part a rally outside the retailer’s headquarters in Leeds in protest over contract changes that will...

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Petition calls for pet bereavement leave

15 Aug 2019

A woman who claims she lost her job on the same day her dog died is calling for the right...

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Wage growth fastest in 11 years

13 Aug 2019

Wages are growing at their fastest rate for 11 years, according to official figures released today. Unemployment increased slightly and the number of vacancies fell for the sixth consecutive time.

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Met PC defies bosses to appear on Big Brother

13 Aug 2019

A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...

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Give workers more holiday to stimulate economic growth, report urges

12 Aug 2019

Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK’s productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank...

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Football clubs under fire over staff’s low pay

9 Aug 2019

Premier League clubs have been slow to seek Living Wage Foundation accreditation.

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Pensions: NHS doctors to set accrual level to tackle tax crisis

7 Aug 2019

Senior doctors and surgeons will be able to set the level of pension accrual each year to allow them to...

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Holiday pay for ‘term-time’ workers should not be pro-rated

6 Aug 2019

Holiday pay for permanent staff who only work part of the year – such as term-time workers – should be...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

5 Aug 2019

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

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Government admits defeat in police pensions legal battle

2 Aug 2019

The government has conceded defeat over its attempt to alter police pensions, acknowledging that moving police officers to new police pension schemes, based on their age, is discriminatory.

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