Cameron announces higher threshold for top tax rate

David Cameron has announced the Conservatives would increase the level at which employees pay the top rate of tax (40p in the pound) from £41,000 to £50,000 if they gain a majority in the next general...

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Conservatives would freeze benefits for those of a working age if they win a clear majority in the next general election.

Midwives strike over NHS pay

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

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

Advertised salaries growing faster than inflation, says Adzuna

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

Monarch staff vote for pay cuts to save company

Employees at airline The Monarch Group have voted to accept a significant decrease in pay so that the company can target the budget travel market.

Unison's NHS members vote to strike

Unison's 300,000 members have voted to strike over a continuing pay dispute. It is the first time in more than three decades NHS workers have decided to strike over pay.

Five ways to beat the post-holiday blues

As you step off the plane at your holiday destination, you take a deep, relaxing breath; your break starts here. Then your phone rings. It’s work. Unfortunately, this situation is now becoming...

Business groups cautiously optimistic on employment and wages

Employment and business experts reacted largely positively to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment figures yesterday.

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

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance Code that includes plans to improve the reporting and regulation of executive remuneration.

Unemployment in biggest annual fall since 1988

Unemployment fell by 468,000 from July 2013 to July 2014, the biggest year-on-year decrease since 1988, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction in 2011, according to a report by financial consultants Europe Economics.