UK Wages

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...

Why Soaring Wage Inequality in the UK Should Worry Everyone

Frances O’Grady | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Frances O’Grady

We need to tackle poverty pay, with higher wages in sectors that can well afford to pay more, as well as more employers paying a living wage... Unless we take action, this pay gap will only grow, and only those right at the top will benefit from the recovery.

Minimum Wage 'Not Enough' For London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Most Londoners do not believe the minimum wage is enough to live on in the capital, according to a new study. A survey of 2,200 people across Londo...

What Would Happen If Wages Rose As Fast As House Prices?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

As house prices have continued to rise, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has already admitted he can do nothing but "watch" the housing market. ...

Here's Why Your Wages Will Be Growing 'Painfully Slowly' In 2015 (GRAPH)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Household incomes will only start to rise next year, but only at a "painfully slow" rate, new research by the Resolution Foundation has found. ...

Huge Discrepancy Between House Prices And Falling Wages Leads To 'Lost Generation'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

House prices in England are so inflated compared to wages that a “lost generation” has given up on the prospect of ever owning a home. New res...

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...

LOOK: The Cost Of Living Crisis Is Not Over

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

British workers are still seeing their wages eaten into by soaring inflation as the latest figures showed salaries increased by 0.9% over the last yea...

These Cats Are More Than Just Fat

Mark Serwotka | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

Listen carefully and you just might hear the distant pop of champagne corks as bosses celebrate already being paid more this week than you could earn all year... These cats didn't just put on few pounds by creaming off the top of the milk. They have swigged down the whole bottle and gorged themselves on the contents of the fridge and all the kitchen cupboards.

'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...

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. ...

Your Pay Won't Be Back To Normal For Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Politics

Annual wage rises will not return to their historic norm of around 2% for a couple of years, the head of the UK's official fiscal watchdog has told MP...

Living Standards Falling Back To The Victorian Ages

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

British workers are suffering the biggest fall in living standards since the Victorian era, as their austerity measures have continued to squeeze thei...

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 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...

Make Minimum Wage A Living Wage, Say Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MPs are calling on David Cameron to back an increase to the national minimum wage as a way to avoid "subsidising low pay on a massive scale" and ...

Why a Minority of the Wealthy Disapprove of the Majority

John Nickson | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK
John Nickson

How mean are the rich in Britain? Why should we bothered about what they do with their money, whether or not they pay tax or are philanthropic? Who cares? The answer is surprising for some of the richest people in Britain are furious with their peers who do not give and pay tax.

British Wages Fall To One Of Lowest In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

The value of UK workers' wages has suffered one of the sharpest falls in the European Union, House of Commons library figures have shown, with only Gr...

Thousands of Empty Homes to Be Restored

Lauren Razavi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Lauren Razavi

Some £91 million of government money, directed through the Homes and Community Agency, will be spent in England, with £33 million being ploughed into the North.

Workers Suffering 'Unprecedented' Fall In Wages, Says IFS

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics

Wages have fallen by more in real terms during the current economic downturn than ever previously recorded, according to new research which found an "...