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Category Archives:Employees

Workers could be missing out by not checking personal tax accounts

According to the latest research from the Post Office, just under half (46 per cent) of workers have never checked their personal tax accounts. Read More

Shareholders powers are not tackling excessive executive pay issues

Measures that were implemented to give shareholders the powers to veto excessive executive pay packages have failed according to new research from a think tank. Read More

European Union agrees minimum rights for gig economy workers

The European Union has announced an agreement on minimum rights for workers who are in casual or short term employment within the gig economy. Read More

What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

The Government has recently implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As a result, businesses will be expected to familiarise themselves and implement the following changes to their current working practices. Read More

New research has discovered the fastest growing UK industries for women

Marking International Women’s Day 2019, a study has explored labour market data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal where new opportunities are opening up for women and where potential new career paths may exist. Read More

Businesses reminded to take steps to prepare for upcoming payroll changes

Business owners in the UK are being reminded to take sufficient measures to prepare their businesses for the upcoming changes to legislation regarding payroll, which will come into force on the 6 April 2019. Read More

Employment and overall wages hit record highs

In November, Britain saw the largest rise in overall real wages since September 2016, raising the spending power of the average British worker to the highest it has been in two years. Read More

New reporting measures governing top executive pay come into force

New regulations come into force today, 02 January 2019, to make companies “justify their pay” for top bosses, the Government has revealed. Read More

Wages showing fastest increase in almost a decade

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September. Read More

More than a third of SMEs offering flexible working to reduce absenteeism, study finds

Over a third of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are offering flexible working hours in a bid to support their staff, compared to just under a quarter of larger firms. Read More

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