Cost of living

Gen Z and millennials struggling to cope with increased cost of living

Gen Z and millennial workers in the UK are having a hard time attempting to keep up with the increased cost of living.

'Long overdue' Statutory Sick Pay reforms brought to parliament

Proposed reforms to the UK's Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system are planned to be introduced to parliament today.

Hiring demand increases as unemployment rates fall

Companies are hiring more frequently than ever, at a time when job vacancies are exceeding the rate of unemployment.

Cost of living could see remote workers stay on the move

The majority of anywhere workers, who travel while staying in full time employment, plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

Bad communication could be short-changing low-income staff

The lowest paid employees are the least likely to have access to a strong benefits package, despite being the group that could use them the most.

High earners prioritised for cost of living pay rises

High earners are more likely to receive pay rises to match cost of living increases than lower income workers. 

Is it time to be more creative with payroll?

Alternative methods of payroll such as early wage access (EWA) could be a solution to the UK's cost of living crisis.

Workers urged to double pension savings to manage cost of living increases

Millions of workers face having only a ‘basic’ level of income at retirement because they are not saving enough.

HR community reacts to chancellor's Spring Statement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spring Statement announced income tax cuts for workers, yet many feel it has failed to address concerns surrounding the UK's cost of living crisis.

Working BME and disabled parents paying higher childcare costs

Black and minority ethnic (BME) and disabled parents are spending a higher proportion of their income on childcare than white or non-disabled workers, making them more susceptible to the affects of...

Majority of jobs below Living Wage held by women

New data published by the Living Wage Foundation has revealed it is women who are disproportionately impacted by low pay and current rising living costs.

How can HR help employees in fuel poverty? Part two

Millions of British households are set to face crippling rises in their electricity and gas bills next winter, with the latest projections suggesting the energy price cap will nearly double to £2,400...