Nearly two thirds (81%) of Brits across all age groups may be underestimating how much of a pension they will need for retirement, according to new research.Pensions
We live in a rapidly changing world with increasingly blurred boundaries between work and home. Our working hours and where and how we work are increasingly fluid. While some welcome flexibility, for others it creates unease and uncertainty. In turn, the two opposing forces - flexibility and uncertainty - lead to ambiguity.
As a society, we like to use the end of December as a marker for how life is going. In the bleary days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve where Terry’s Chocolate Orange is classed as one of your five-a-day and you forget what coffee tastes like without Baileys, it’s natural to scroll through memories and personal highlights of the past 12 months as if it was one big Instagram reel.
A sharp decrease in the inflow of migrant workers could lead to a skills shortage just as the economy begins to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The year 2020 will be one to remember, but not through the lenses of rose tinted glasses. Some of the biggest events (and disasters) have had global repercussions, not the least to the general wellbeing of every individual.
With a £2bn injection to fund up to 300,000 placements, the government’s Kickstart Scheme is a pie that many want a slice of. It seems like the perfect marriage. A young person who needs an opportunity – a leg up on to that first rung of the career ladder. And an employer who, after an unprecedented year, needs support but can’t afford to take new people on at the moment.
Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.
In yesterday’s Spending Review chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the government will accept a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) next year by 2.2%, to £8.91 per hour.
Only a small minority of the UK investment management firms are disclosing how they support working parents, and the support that is available has been described as “invisible”.
With all of the UK now under stringent pandemic-related restrictions, it is unclear what the unintended consequences of lockdown and measures implemented to stop the spread of the COVID–19 virus will be.