UK Pay

Fake Recovery Continues - Two-Thirds of Jobs Created Since 2008 Are Self-Employed, and Earnings Fall Sharply

Nick Stephenson | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released information on changes in self-employment, and confirms what we have said for years: the increase is an issue more of desperation than any 'entrepreneurial spirit'.

Under 30? These Two Have Actually Made You Poorer

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics

Young Britons have been hit by a real-terms drop in weekly wages of around 10% under the coalition, analysis released by Labour shows. Earnings for...

These 6 CEOs Are Ludicrously Better Paid Than Their Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Britain's business leaders have enjoyed seeing their pay packets soar as the economy recovers from the financial crash, but average workers have not b...

Carney Won't Wait For Your Wages To Rise Before Hiking Interest Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England will not wait for Britons' wages to grow in real terms before hiking interest rates, governor Mark Carney has said. Carney's la...

'I'm Not Muddled, You're Muddled'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

A defensive Mark Carney accused his critics of being "muddled" as he signalled that the Bank of England will finally hike interest rates when Britons'...

BoE May Wait Until Your Wages Rise Enough To Hike Interest Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney is set to signal that Bank of England rate-setters will finally hike interest rates once the growth in Britons' wages takes hold. Brita...

Got A Pay Rise? This Minister Really Does Not Want You To Enjoy It (Yet)

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics

Workers should consider ploughing their pay rises into their pension savings as the government estimates that nearly 12 million people are still not p...

You'll Never Have Got Poorer So Fast By 2015 Since The Victorian Era

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' wages will by next May never have shrunk so far over the course of a single term of parliament in real terms since the Victorian era, damning...

The UN Wants to Eradicate Extreme Poverty by 2030 - Let's Make Sure It's Up to the Task

Ian Richards | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Ending extreme poverty or getting an agreement to reduce climate change means creating complex trade-offs between the interests of countries, companies and citizens and civil society. It involves detailed forecasts, legal texts and new ideas that will galvanise negotiators to agreement. It means putting the UN back in a position of international leadership.

Inflation Is Falling, But So Is Your Pay Packet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation has fallen to its lowest rate in four and a half years according to official figures, but it is still eating away at Britons' pay packets. ...

'Poor Brits Are Living More Like They're In The Ex-Soviet Bloc'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's poor are worse off than their neighbours and suffering the same sort of living standards seen in the ex-Soviet bloc countries, stark new ana...

Your Pay Is Falling Even More (Due To Bankers)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's political boost today from figures showing an increasing number of Britons in work has been undermined by data claiming Britons' pay ...

Here's Why Your Wages Still Won't Be Rising Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation rose for the first time in 10 months in April, dashing hopes that the recovering economy could finally see wages start to rise in real terms...

Miliband Makes Massive Minimum Wage Pledge

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged that the national minimum wage would rise substantially, being linked in law to average earnings, if Labour returned to power....

The Pay Squeeze Is Over (But Only If You Got A Bonus)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition has received a boost from the news that average pay rises have outstripped inflation for the first time in four years in a sign of the s...

You're £1,000 Worse Off Due To Osborne, Says Balls

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Families will be almost £1,000 a year worse off as a result of chancellor George Osborne's tax and benefit changes, Labour has claimed as it escalate...

Salaries STILL Not Increasing... Despite More Job Vacancies Around

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Job vacancies are growing but salaries have not increased for a year despite renewed confidence in the economy, according to a new report. Employme...

How Massive Has The Pay Gap Rise Been Between The Rich And Poor?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

The pay gap between the richest and poorest earners has "soared" in many parts of the country since 2000, new research by the Trades Union Congress ha...

Here's Why Most Of You Won't Be Getting A Pay Rise

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Politics

Many workers expect pay to be frozen or remain below inflation this year amid warnings that the "severe fall" in real wages will not be reversed until...

Archbishop: Living Wage Will Stop Pay Squeeze

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has warned that millions of workers will not benefit from the economic recovery unless they are paid a living wage....

GRAPH: Your Wages Have Been In The Longest Decline On Record

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' take-home pay has been in its longest sustained fall since records began in 1964, official figures say. This startling graph from the Offi...

GRAPH: Your Wages Fell More Since Recession Than ANY G7 Country

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' take-home pay has fallen by 6.1% since the recession hit in 2007, marking the biggest fall of all the G7 nations, official figures confirm. ...

Asa Bennett

Are We REALLY £1,600 Worse Off Under David Cameron?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

As the economic recovery has taken hold, Labour have been keen to stress the cost of living crisis is still biting, leaving Britons effectively £1,60...

'Any Fool Knows It Costs Jobs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Senior Tories are reported to be urging David Cameron to back an increase in the national minimum wage, in a bid to help low-paid workers. Accordi...

Your Boss Will Earn More By Mid-Morning Than You Will In A Year

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Top executives will have earned more money by mid-morning today than the average worker does in a year, making it "fat cat Wednesday", a new report sa...