UK Pay

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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...

Are Beautiful People Better At Business?

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

Beauty appears to be the secret for wealth, two male economists from the University of Wisconsin have found in a new study after rating chief executiv...

Woman Honoured Who Fought Bob Diamond's 'Obscene' Pay

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A former Barclays director who fought against former chief executive Bob Diamond's "obscene" pay packet at the bank has been made a dame in the New Ye...

Firms Urged To Pay Staff More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Businesses must improve their employees' pay next year after a "prolonged squeeze", Confederation of British Industry boss John Cridland has said. ...

Workers Face 'Very Slim Pickings' In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Workers face a year of "slim pickings" in 2014 despite an increase in jobs and a rise in average earnings, according to a new report. Average earn...

Osborne Tries To 'Cover Up' Official Proof Your Pay Is Shrinking

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne will tell voters in his Autumn Statement on Thursday that workers' pay has remained steady in the wake of the recession, despite offic...

Most Of Us Stay Trapped On Low Pay For YEARS

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Nearly three out of four workers stayed trapped on low pay over the last decade, a new study by the Resolution Foundation has found. Of the 4.7 mil...

Why Are Nurses Turning To Payday Loans?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Nurses are increasingly relying on payday loans and borrowing from friends and family due to their falling take-home pay, it has emerged. A Nursin...

Is Lotus/Quantum Deal Done?

Todd McCandless | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

So it seems that if Lopez signs the deal, Quantum will own 35% of the team with options for a complete buyout in the future. It also could signify that Nico Hulkenberg may have a reason to get excited about 2014 as the German has been linked to the team should the Quantum deal go through.

University Lecturers To Stage Walk Out Over Low Pay

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the country are set to face disruption this week as university academics and administrative staff stage a one-day walkout in an ongoin...

Is Public Sector Pay Still Too High?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Public sector pay is set to be squeezed further after 2015 as the government has been "too soft in the past" on keeping it in check, the Treasury's to...

Social Mobility: We Must Rout Poor Jobs Before We Tackle Child Poverty

Katie Schmuecker | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Politics
Katie Schmuecker

The government must make in-work poverty more central to its efforts to tackle child poverty. This is one of the most striking and important conclusions in the wide ranging report published today by the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission. The report assesses government progress on tackling child poverty and social mobility, and identifies areas where activity needs to be stepped up.

Should Women Should Ask Men How Much They Earn?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

Women should ask male colleagues how much they earn to see if they are receiving equal pay, women and equalities minister Jo Swinson has said. Swi...

How Many Adults Needed A Loan Last Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

More than one in five Britons have had to take out loans in order to put food on the table and meet their energy bills, research has found. Around ...

One In Five Paid 'Below Living Wage'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics

One in five British workers earns below the so-called living wage, a report has revealed. Using the most recent figures available the study found 2...

We Need Growing Numbers of Good Jobs to Tackle In-Work Poverty, Not Just Any Old Jobs

Katie Schmuecker | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Katie Schmuecker

The report from the TUC tells us that four in five of the jobs created over the last three years are in low paying sectors. Indeed, retail and residential care have been the two biggest contributors of new jobs. Now, it's important to note that not all of these jobs will be low paying but the chances are the majority of them will be. This is bad news.

Teachers To Stage National Walkout

PA | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are to stage a one-day national walkout in the autumn in a continuing row over pay, pensions and workload, it was announced on Friday. Eve...

Global Financial Crisis Caused by Greedy, Incompetent Men. Who Knew?

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Tess Finch-Lees

The Banking Commission also recognized that excluding women from positions of power is harmful to the economy. But this isn't breaking news. In the wake of Enron, The Higgs report found that the old boys club was detrimental to the health of UK plc. Had anyone listened to the warnings then, the global financial crisis could have been averted.

British Real Wages Drop By 3.2%

PA | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Britain has suffered one of the biggest drops in real wages in the European Union over the last two years, according to figures released by the Labour...

Rolling In It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Skyfall' star Daniel Craig has become the best-paid James Bond ever, after signing up for two more films for a fee of over £31 million. In his ro...

Graduate Starting Salaries On The Rise

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Starting salaries for graduates are set to rise by 6% to an average of £26,500, while the jobs market is starting to stabilise, according to new rese...

Money's Too Tight to Mention

Hull RePublic | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Hull RePublic

There has been much talk recently of introducing regional pay in the public sector with Andrew Lansley and others stating their support of the 'policy...

MPs To Have Pay Frozen To Reflect Public Sector Conditions

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs' pay will be frozen next year, parliamentary regulator the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) announced on Wednesday. The gro...