Pay & benefits

Senior partner criticises high pay for new lawyers

Senior partner at Pinsent Masons Richard Foley says six-figure salaries for newly qualified lawyers are unsustainable.

Preparing payroll for the new Job Support Scheme

22 Oct 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an update to the Job Support Scheme yesterday to offer extended support to workers in England...

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The impact of Covid-19 on senior executives’ contracts

20 Oct 2020

Senior executives' relationship with new employers is changing as they look to safeguard their positions against a background of instability.

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Covid-19: One in five parents treated unfairly at work

16 Oct 2020

Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...

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‘Hastily’ drawn up furlough scheme left ‘unacceptable’ room for fraud

16 Oct 2020

The speed at which the furlough scheme and other economic support packages were drawn up has left them open to...

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tesco equal pay

Tesco report was not a valid job evaluation study, tribunal finds

15 Oct 2020

The campaign to gain equal pay for up to half a million supermarket workers received a setback yesterday at an employment tribunal.

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Preparing for stricter Covid-19 lockdowns: A guide for employers

14 Oct 2020

As England’s three-tier restrictions come into force and the government faces increasing pressure to ‘circuit break’ the rising number of...

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Hospitality and tourism must challenge ‘patriarchal’ culture

14 Oct 2020

The hospitality and tourism sectors need to challenge their ‘patriarchal’ culture and foster open discussion on gender-related issues if they...

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London ethnicity pay gap at almost a quarter

13 Oct 2020

White British employees in London are paid almost a quarter more than their BAME colleagues, new data has revealed.
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Covid-19 crisis behind rapid boardroom changes at property firms

12 Oct 2020

There has been a sharp rise in boardroom changes at UK property companies over the past six months in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Garment workers ‘robbed’ of £27m in wages since July

12 Oct 2020

The government has been accused of inaction over alleged worker exploitation in textile factories that supply major clothing brands, with...

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Government will cover two-thirds of wages at firms forced to temporarily close

9 Oct 2020

Expanded Job Support Scheme announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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Umbrella companies: Lawyers pursue unlawful deductions

9 Oct 2020

Lawyers are pursuing group legal action against umbrella companies that have unlawfully deducted national insurance and other contributions from contractors’...

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‘Maximum wage’ would fund pay rise for low earners

8 Oct 2020

More than half of the public (54%) would support the introduction of a ‘maximum wage’ in order to tackle excessive...

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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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