Pay & benefits

Labour unveils radical manifesto with ‘record investment blitz’

21 Nov 2019

Jeremy Corbyn this morning promised to “unleash a record investment blitz, getting the economy moving in every corner of our country”.

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Pay award levels increase to 2.8% in autumn months

21 Nov 2019

The average pay rise awarded to employees increased slightly in the three months to the end of October, according to...

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Union seeks pay rises for Capita’s O2 and Tesco Mobile staff

21 Nov 2019

Capita has been urged to increase pay for staff who work in its O2 and Tesco Mobile customer contact centres.

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Doubts arise over Conservative pledge on national insurance threshold

21 Nov 2019

Doubts have arisen over the Conservative pledge to raise the threshold at which national insurance contributions have to paid.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Dunelm takes home Employee Benefits Award

20 Nov 2019

The Employee Benefits Award, sponsored by Employee Benefits Live, was bagged by homeware retailer Dunelm for its comprehensive financial benefits...

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NHS to cover doctors’ tax bills to avoid staffing crisis

19 Nov 2019

The NHS in England is to cover the additional tax bills encountered by doctors in an attempt to encourage them...

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Labour would help workers ‘take back control’

19 Nov 2019

A future Labour government would “rewrite the rules of our economy” and would help workers “take back control”, John McDonnell...

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Parties to pledge support for employers at CBI

18 Nov 2019

Political party leaders will speak to the CBI later today at its annual conference as they try to persuade the...

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Action on gender pay gap has accelerated across Europe

15 Nov 2019

More action is taking place on pay equality in Europe compared with the US, according to a recent survey, although US firms are more proactive when it comes to sexual harassment.

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HR most likely to be reaping automation benefits

15 Nov 2019

HR professionals are more likely to be experiencing the benefits of automation in their roles than any other professional in...

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Minimum wage pledges will benefit the wrong people

15 Nov 2019

Increases in the national minimum wage pledged in the general election could be a “gamble” and will inadvertently benefit middle-...

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Labour’s 2030 gender pay gap pledge ‘completely unrealistic’

14 Nov 2019

Labour’s pledge to close the gender pay gap by 2030 if it wins power has been described as too ambitious....

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Eight in 10 want right to know male colleagues’ salaries

14 Nov 2019

Women should have the right to know if they’re being paid less than their male colleagues, according to research by...

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What needs to change before we can close the gender pay gap

13 Nov 2019

Headline-grabbing proposals can only take us so far. Cultural shifts and changes in shared leave, maternity and paternity benefits are needed before we can truly get to grips with the gender pay gap.

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IR35 will lead to temp talent drain, survey claims

13 Nov 2019

Three-fifths of employers are concerned they will miss out on temporary talent when the IR35 off-payroll rules are extended to...

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