Employees

National living wage not leading to job cuts

How has your business responded to the national living wage? Employers have responded by raising prices rather than cutting jobs, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.

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Labour costs increase in Q1 2016

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that labour costs per hour increased by 2.7% between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016.

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Employers fail to support working carers

Does your business have policies in place for working carers? Only 34% of employers have a formal written policy in place to support working carers.

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National living wage slowing pay growth

The cost of the national living wage is impacting wage growth with employers expecting average salary growth of 1.7% in 2016.

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Millions missing out on auto-enrolment

Are you eligible for a workplace pension scheme? Around 4.8 million employed people are still ineligible for auto-enrolment and may not be saving into a pension scheme.

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Boost in employee numbers for small businesses

According to the government’s Small Business Survey of 15,000 SMEs, 24% of employers had more people working for them in 2015 than in 2014.

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Rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination

There's been a rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination and female workers seeking advice over the past 12 months.

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Flexible working key factor in retaining employees

How important is flexible working to you? 28% of working adults cite flexible working as a key factor in remaining with their current employer.

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Gender pay gap contributing to productivity problem

The gender pay gap represents a significant loss to productivity, according to research by the Women and Equalities Committee.

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Millions of self-employed to miss out on National Living Wage

1.73 million self-employed workers will continue to be paid below the national living wage when it comes into effect from April 2016, according to research by the Social Market Foundation.

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