Inflation

Parents struggling with childcare costs

One in eight (13%) British workers has had to opt for part-time hours to manage the cost of childcare.

Low earners prefer working from home, but suffer financially for it

Research has indicated for the first time that low-paid workers benefit overwhelmingly from working at home, yet companies could do more to support them.

Record wages for seasonal staff set to climb higher

Companies are paying record-high wages to secure seasonal staff this Christmas, yet may have to pay even more as vacancies lie open.

Inflation to squeeze living standards of employees

Inflation may rise as high as 5% next year, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned, putting a squeeze on living standards for many employees.

Basic pay expectations rise in private sector

Skills shortages have put pressure on wages and upped starting salaries in the private sector, while the public sector struggles to keep up