Wages

Pay rises peak in cost of living crisis

The median basic pay increase in the three months to the end of June 2022 has remained at 4% for the third consecutive quarter, suggesting pay rises in the UK may have reached their peak.

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.

Rail strike could be combatted with agency workers following legal change

Government is considering using agency workers to replace striking staff during one of the largest rail strikes in history, set to take place next week.

Low-income workers relying on Universal Credit rise to 1.3 million

The number of workers on Universal Credit (UC) has increased by 1.3 million since the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, a rise of 130%.

Over 200 employers named and shamed for paying below minimum wage

Branches of Waterstones and Matalan are among 208 businesses called out by the government this week for failing to pay employees the minimum wage between 2014 and 2019.

Would a minimum income guarantee create a fairer workplace? Part two

The Scottish government is considering plans to introduce a minimum income guarantee (MIG).

Would a minimum income guarantee create a fairer workplace? Part one

The Scottish government is considering plans to introduce a minimum income guarantee (MIG).

John Lewis one of nearly 200 companies to pay staff less than the minimum wage

The UK government has named and shamed companies 200 companies which have underpaid their workers, totalling £1.2 million to over 34,000 people.

Political uncertainty hits wages

As the UK waits to hear if parliament will approve Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, research reveals that uncertainty has already taken its toll on salaries

Rail fare rise outstrips wage growth

As further increases to commuting costs are announced, experts call on employers to help ease the financial burden on workers

Brexit has already cost workers more than a week’s wages

?The vote to leave the European Union has already cost the average worker more than a week’s wages thanks to higher prices, according to research

Volatile pay the norm for UK workers

Eighty per cent of workers experience fluctuating pay packets, with low-paid workers most at risk, according to research from the Resolution Foundation