Employees

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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Help to Save scheme announced

A new Help to Save scheme will be introduced for workers on low incomes and in-work benefits such as universal credit or tax credits.

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Job costs add up to £91 billion a year

Workers spend a total of £91 billion a year on costs related to their jobs, according to research from Santander.

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