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European Commission proposes adequate minimum wage protection for workers

The European Commission has proposed an EU Directive to ensure that the workers across all Member States are protected by adequate minimum wages.
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UK job market hits record employment rate

New figures, released today, have revealed a record employment rate of 76.3%, the highest since the mid-1970s.
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UK employment rate at joint record high as wages surpass inflation

UK employment rate at joint record high 76.1%, as number in work reaches 32.8 million, and wages surpass inflation for the 17th consecutive month.
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UK unveils increase to National Living Wage

1.8 million workers will receive an additional £690 over the year from today: Read about the Increase to National Living Wage in the UK.
new year

The key to preventing new year staff departures

One4all Rewards survey reveals the secret to avoiding resignations in the new year rush for jobs 
career aspirations

A third of young people have no career aspirations after education

Equifax has teamed up with Young Enterprise to take a deeper look into how young people feel about money and their career aspirations

Low Pay Commission welcomes new national wage rates

The LPC are happy to see that their recommendations to up national wage rates have been actioned by the Chancellor in the autumn Budget.
pay gap

NHS pledges action to eliminate ethnicity pay gap

The NHS will work towards eliminating the gender pay gap and ensuring top managers are as diverse as the staff they represent

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

Why the European Pillar of Social Rights should keep nurses in the profession

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) tell us why the European Pillar of Social Rights should help nurses to remain in the nursing profession
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Iceland closes gender pay gap with new law

Iceland has made it illegal to pay men more than women with the introduction of a new law enforcing equal pay
Universal Basic Opportunity Fund

‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says

UK workforce falls for the first time in 2 years

Despite unemployment continuing to fall at a steady rate the UK workforce has seen a decline in numbers for the first time in 2 years
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Real wages fall despite rising employment

Data shows that when inflation is taken into account wages are declining despite the rising employment broadcasted by the government

NHS pay cap is damaging the health service

Health leaders have called for politicians to consider the impact of the NHS pay cap during the next parliament
public sector pay

Public sector pay to fall by thousands of pounds in real terms

The TUC has issued a warning that public sector pay is set to see a real terms drop by 2020 if the one per cent wage cap is enforced
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Majority of SMEs forced to write off unpaid debts

New research shows three in four SMEs' unpaid debts have to be written off, threatening their growth and the jobs of their employees According to new research commissioned by Amicus Commercial Finance, SMEs are forced to write off of £11,700 a year in unpaid invoices, while medium-sized firms are losing,...

Millions to benefit from new National Living Wage from today

From today full-time workers in the UK will get a £900 cash increase on the current National Minimum Wage. This means that in some parts of the country, a fifth of the entire workforce will benefit from the new £7.20 per hour wage increase. First announced in the Summer Budget last...
Starting pay in Scotland rises

Starting pay in Scotland rises

According to the latest figures, the starting pay for permanent jobs in Scotland has increased Figures from the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs has revealed there was an increase last month in the starting wage for many permanent jobs. The increase was attributed to the lack of available...

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