Pay settlements

Taking the lead: dog walker job at law firm commands £30,000

A law firm specialising in tax litigation is looking for a ‘private assistant and dog walker’ for an annual £30,000 salary.

Senior partner criticises high pay for new lawyers

23 Oct 2020

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

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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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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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Pay freezes take hold as median award hits zero

24 Sep 2020

The headline pay award for the three months to the end of August dropped to zero, according to the latest...

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One in five employers cut pay in response to pandemic

22 Sep 2020

Almost a fifth (18%) of organisations have had to cut pay because of the pressures brought by the pandemic, while...

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CBI highlights two-speed economic recovery

18 Sep 2020

Business body's annual survey reveals companies' views of recruitment, pay freezes and National Living Wage as coronavirus crisis continues.

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coronavirus and pound signs

Key pay award indicator dives to 10-year low

20 Aug 2020

Pay freezes see Xpert HR's headline pay award analysis drop to a 10-year low.

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Short-term executive pay cuts won’t solve high pay culture

5 Aug 2020

Temporary pay cuts taken by chief executives during the coronavirus pandemic won’t solve excessive pay and bonus culture, according to...

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London top for wealth and productivity but wage gap narrows

3 Aug 2020

Productivity and earnings are at least a third higher in some areas of London than the UK average, although the gap in earnings and wage growth is narrowing.

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Almost 900,000 public sector staff see above-inflation pay rise

21 Jul 2020

Nearly 900,000 public sector workers including teachers, doctors, police and prison officers will see their pay increase by up to...

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Pay rise budgets axed as employers slash costs

9 Jul 2020

Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ryanair cabin crew agree to pay cuts to keep jobs

8 Jul 2020

Cabin crew employed by Ryanair in the UK have agreed to take a pay cut in order to protect their...

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Employers uncertain how long Covid measures will last

2 Jul 2020

As thousands of job cuts were announced in retail and aviation this week, a survey of reward and benefits leaders...

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Ryanair pilots accept 20% pay cut to save jobs

2 Jul 2020

Ryanair pilots in the UK have accepted a temporary pay cut of 20% in order to safeguard jobs.
According to...

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