Employee benefits

Salaries failing to increase with inflation

The latest employee earnings data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed pay has stagnated, while the proportion classed as middle-earners remains unchanged.

GMB v Bolt: Is the gig finally up?

This month, trade union GMB has pledged to launch legal action against app-based taxi company Bolt regarding the status of its workers.

Gender pay gap stagnation signals lack of attention

PwC analysis of gender pay gap data released today has found that 43% of the 10,282 companies that disclosed their data this year reported an increase in their average pay gap, compared to 41% of the...

Plans to scrap agency cover ban for strikes slammed

Proposals allowing employers to use agency workers to carry out the duties of striking staff have been branded unworkable, according to experts.

Brexit trade agreement to impact wages and productivity

The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) brought about by Brexit will negatively impact wages and productivity, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.

Ethnicity pay gap hitting Caribbean workers hardest

Caribbean employees in the UK are disproportionately affected by workplace ethnicity pay gaps.

Relocating staff in a time of crisis

War, unrest, political tensions, repression and corruption present global businesses and their employees with myriad issues including urgent relocations, sorting out visas and dealing with complex...

Providing real support in the cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis is having a profound impact on individuals across the country.

Cost of living crisis creates side hustle spike

One in five Brits (19%) have started a side hustle, i.e. a job or venture outside of their usual work, since March 2020 in moves potentially fuelled by the rising cost of living.

Rising childcare costs outstrip maternity pay

The UK's childcare costs are the highest in the developed world, yet maternity pay has dipped over the last 12 years.

Will Goldman Sachs’ unlimited holiday policy start a new trend?

The news that Goldmans Sachs will allow its senior bankers to take as many days’ leave as they want under a new flexible vacation scheme has raised eyebrows and reignited the debate about unlimited...

Surprising changes to benefits packages due to Covid pandemic

Employers are experimenting with the type of benefits on offer post-pandemic, moving away from focusing only on flexible working or mental health.

Employee benefits