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How to spread festive cheer without breaking the bank

Kelly Feehan, Service Director, CABA, provides us with some top tips on how you can still spread festive cheer without breaking the bank this Christmas 
Christmas bonus

Millions of workers to benefit from Christmas bonus

Millions of employees in the service industry could collect an early Christmas bonus from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
research budget

The finances of the European Union, including the research budget

The finances of the European Union, including the research budget is placed under the spotlight by Günther H.Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources at the European Commission
pension engagement

Pensions engagement and digitisation on the agenda as Minister visits HiBob

Guy Opperman MP, the Minister for Pensions, has paid a visit to HiBob - the transformative people management and pensions platform - and taken part in a discussion on the digitisation of pensions and driving engagement with saving for the future
taxation

Research on the effects of taxation on the economy, including labour supply

In the first of three articles, Bernd Hayo, Professor at the University of Marburg highlights recent macroeconomic research on the effects of taxation on the economy, including labour supply
modern investor

Why modern investors face greater challenges than ever before

The world keeps changing, and it sometimes seems as though the pace of change is increasing all the time. There are many problems and challenges facing modern investors that just weren't an issue 50, 20 or even ten years ago
money worries

Research reveals kids worry about their parents not having enough money

To mark Talk Money week, Equifax reveals how children deal with family money worries
pay gap in the UK

Bridging the gender pay gap in the UK

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender pay gap in the UK has fallen to its lowest ever level at 8.6%, the average woman in the workplace still earn less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over 40 with 12.8%

Small businesses receive boost from Budget plans

ECA and BESA’s call to protect SMEs from employment red tape and to increase support for engineering skills are reflected in the Budget plans announcement made by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Monday 29 October
low-paid work

Falling behind at 18 years old leaves low-paid work as only option for many

Think tank finds learners that fail to get GCSE-equivalent qualifications by 18 years old often fail to recover, with cuts to adult learning meaning they become trapped in low-paid work
Multiannual Financial Framework

European Union: Multiannual Financial Framework

Javier Doz Orrit, EESC Member for the Spanish Comisiones Obreras Trade Union and Rapporteur for the EESC opinion on the 2021-2027 MFF, European Economic and Social Committee, tells us everything we need to know about the EU Multiannual Financial Framework
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Can labour-market inequalities be reduced by negotiating at the company level?

Pierre Courtioux, Research Director at the Economics Research Centre (EDHEC) probes if labour-market inequalities can be reduced by negotiating at the company level
cost of retirement

Most Brits massively underestimate cost of retirement

The UK’s future pensioners look set to be cash-strapped as most Brits either have no idea or are wildly underestimating the cost of retirement
english economy

Recreational angling puts £1.4bn into English Economy

Freshwater anglers contribute an estimated £1.4 billion annually to the English economy, supporting up to 27,000 full-time equivalent jobs, through their spending on the sport
cybersecurity professionals

Cybersecurity professionals see salaries increase 6% in one year 

Acumin Consulting has today unveiled its annual Salary Survey of UK cybersecurity professionals, detailing the typical salaries attained in roles across the sector
salary

Average UK Wage: What salary should you be earning at your age?

There’s a direct correlation between age and salary – for most of your life they will increase together as you learn new skills, gain more experience and increase your potential. But it also depends on several variables, including your industry, development, skill set and even gender. Here’s what you need to know according to Instant Offices

Consumer debt: A quarter of customers happy for service providers to share personal data

More than a quarter of UK consumers would be happy for service providers to share their personal data with other suppliers or third parties, according to new research
Prepaid cards

Prepaid cards: At the frontline in the fight against homelessness in the UK

Jennifer Duncan, Director of Government and Public Sector at Mastercard details why prepaid cards are at the frontline in the fight against homelessness in the UK
late payments

Addressing the issue of late payments in government contracts

The efforts of Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden concerning new measures designed to address the issue of late payments in government contracts and to “level the playing field” for small firms looking to bid for work are discussed here by Open Access Government
supplier payments

The public sector can set the example on supplier payments

In the wake of the Carillion bankruptcy, there is an opportunity for the public sector to set a new global standard for supplier payments, argues David Brown, CPO and co-founder of Previse.

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