Pay & benefits

2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

Biggest rise in average pay since 2008, but growth remains slow

11 Dec 2018

Average weekly earnings have seen the biggest rise for almost a decade, but not to the levels expected during periods...

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Pay staff the ‘real’ Living Wage, investors urge FTSE 250 firms

10 Dec 2018

A group of investors has urged FTSE 250 to commit to paying their staff the “real” Living Wage

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Pay for new jobs grew fastest in Liverpool over past year

7 Dec 2018

Salaries for new roles have increased sharply over the past year, according to data from a leading UK employment website....

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Academics from ethnic minorities experience 26% pay gap

7 Dec 2018

Russell Group universities pay academics from ethnic minorities significantly less than white colleagues

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BT loses bid to change pension calculation method

6 Dec 2018

BT has lost an appeal to change the method it uses to calculate pension increases, which would have affected around...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

5 Dec 2018

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

4 Dec 2018

Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

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Staff question level of mental health support offered by employers

3 Dec 2018

Four in 10 staff say their employer does not offer mental health support in any form, despite increasing awareness of...

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Single parents are largest underutilised talent pool in UK

30 Nov 2018

Single parents are the most underutilised major pool of talent in the UK, with almost 200,000 unemployed, according to a...

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Businesses should improve analysis of employee benefits spending

29 Nov 2018

Almost all employers say they will maintain or increase spending on employee benefits over the next two years, new research...

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Government must fulfil promises to keep carers in work

29 Nov 2018

The government has been urged to act on the Conservative Party’s 2017 pledge to introduce specific employment rights for working...

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Average wages could fall 10% in no-deal Brexit

28 Nov 2018

Wages could drop by an average of 10% in the event of a no-deal Brexit, though workers will lose out...

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Foreign Office faces Brexit recruitment challenge

28 Nov 2018

MPs have urged the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ensure it has the skills needed for diplomacy after Brexit, by...

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Low Pay Commission hails effect of national living wage rises

27 Nov 2018

Up to five million workers this year saw their pay rise after increases to the national living wage (NLW) were...

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