Pay & benefits

Aldi reveals 4.8% gender pay gap

Aldi has published a median gender pay gap of 4.8% – well below the average pay disparity between men and...

Tesco gender pay gap just 2.7% when adjusted for premium pay

22 Feb 2018

Just a fortnight after it emerged that Tesco might be facing a £4bn equal pay bill, the supermarket has published...

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Pay deals reach four-year high

22 Feb 2018

Pay awards have hit a four-year high of 2.5%, according to analysis of the latest pay deals from XpertHR.

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Lack of part-time apprenticeships reduces access for women

22 Feb 2018

A shortage of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to work full time are missing...

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KFC staff asked to take holiday during restaurant closures

21 Feb 2018

KFC employees have been asked to take annual leave to cover the working time they have lost following chicken supply...

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Three common misconceptions about sick pay

21 Feb 2018

With recent figures showing that many employees have little idea of their sick pay entitlements, Leon Deakin from Coffin Mew...

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Public backs keeping workers’ rights from EU

20 Feb 2018

Britons overwhelmingly back keeping – often strengthening – workers’ rights derived from the EU post Brexit, according to research published...

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Pensions Regulator failed to press Carillion on deficits

20 Feb 2018

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) was alerted about Carillion‘s pension failings twice in the past eight years, but only began a...

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Employers need new approaches to boosting productivity

16 Feb 2018

Employers and policy makers should consider new approaches to addressing low pay, the gender pay gap and rewards, which would...

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Why the right benefits can help in the new war for talent

13 Feb 2018

Employee experience has become a watchword for employers looking to recruit and retain the best staff and avoid high turnover....

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More than £800m generated from HMRC payroll investigations

12 Feb 2018

HMRC collected £819m in additional tax through payroll investigations last year, as it continued to crack down on organisations that...

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Five things buried in the Good Work plan consultations

9 Feb 2018

When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers’ rights from their first day at work under its Good Work...

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Why there is no quick fix for the gender pay gap

9 Feb 2018

As the deadlines for gender pay gap reporting edge closer, organisations yet to report will be thinking carefully about how...

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Emergency blood couriers recognised as employees

8 Feb 2018

Couriers delivering emergency blood supplies have won full employment rights in an out-of-court settlement with pathology company The Doctors Laboratory...

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Lack of action on gig economy workers’ rights criticised

7 Feb 2018

The Government’s plans to bolster workers’ rights have been criticised for stopping short of bringing in new laws to prevent...

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