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Cable to pledge higher pay for apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 06 Oct 2014

Secretary for business, innovation and skills Vince Cable will today unveil plans to increase the minimum...

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Cameron announces higher threshold for top tax rate

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

David Cameron has announced the Conservatives would increase the level at which employees pay the top...

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National minimum wage increases to £6.50 per hour

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

The national minimum wage increases by 19p to £6.50 per hour for people aged 21 and over today (1 October...

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Conservatives would freeze benefits for those of a working...

Midwives strike over NHS pay

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay in the NHS....

Take-home pay in 2017 lower than pre-crisis levels, says EY report

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

Take-home pay in 2017 will be lower than pre-crisis levels, says an EY report.

Conservatives plan benefits cap to fund apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

The Conservatives have unveiled plans to fund 3 million apprenticeships, partly by imposing stricter...

Advertised salaries growing faster than inflation, says Adzuna

Hywel Roberts, 26 Sep 2014

Average advertised salaries saw a year-on-year increase of 1.9% up to August 2014, according to research...

Monarch staff vote for pay cuts to save company

Hywel Roberts, 25 Sep 2014

Employees at airline The Monarch Group have voted to accept a significant decrease in pay so that the...

CBI concerned about Labour's minimum wage plans

Hywel Roberts, 22 Sep 2014

Labour's proposed increase in the minimum wage to £8 per hour by 2020 would place a strain on business...

Unison's NHS members vote to strike

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Unison's 300,000 members have voted to strike over a continuing pay dispute. It is the first time in...

Business groups cautiously optimistic on employment and wages

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Employment and business experts reacted largely positively to the latest Office for National Statistics...

Unemployment in biggest annual fall since 1988

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

Unemployment fell by 468,000 from July 2013 to July 2014, the biggest year-on-year decrease since 1988,...

Executive pay to be closer aligned with 'long-term success'

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance...

Carney predicts wage growth to pick up mid-2015

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

Employment experts and unions are divided over comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney...

AE savers have less than 50% chance of matching work income

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

Employees who put in minimum contributions to their auto-enrolment pensions from 22- to 68-years-old...

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...

Think tank urges greater savings flexibility for self-employed

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The government should offer greater flexibility for the increasing number of British self-employed workers,...

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