UK Wages

Is The Bank Of England's 'Super Thursday' Decision To Keep Interest Rates Unchanged Justified?

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Vikram Kumar Khosla

However, higher interest rates would help to decrease inflation with consumers tending to save more and for demand to fall. An interest rate increase is essential, but the current rate of 0.25% is necessary for economic growth to occur due to Brexit uncertainties, so the Monetary Policy Committee's decision is justified- for now.

Could A Devolved Regional Approach Be The Magic Bullet To Tackle Social Mobility In The UK?

Dr Franz Buscha | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Dr Franz Buscha

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) recently released a new report examining 20 years of government efforts to tackle social mobility in the UK. Cove...

Lib Dems Accuse Government Of Creating 'Ghettos Of Poverty'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

Workers in the south east of England - the most well-off region in the country - earn up to 25% more than those across the rest of the UK, new researc...

A Budget From Which Boldness, And Human Solidarity, Were Entirely Lacking

Natalie Bennett | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We're in an age in which the people are demanding change, demanding to take back control of their communities, of our economy, and the Chancellor has again demonstrated this government is operating for the 1%, not the rest of us.

This Is How Long It Takes Fat Cat Bosses To Earn More Than Nurses, Doctors And The PM

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

Top bosses have already made more money than the typical worker will earn all year - and it will take them just two weeks to surpass the salary of the...

Hammond Should Have Made An Autumn Economic Fashion Statement

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Valdemar Alsop

If you set a goal, you'd like to achieve it. Sounds reasonable. How about if you don't make it? That can be useful as well. Take the Autumn rugby inte...

How Long It Would Take You To Earn The Annual Salary Of A FTSE 100 Boss

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Figures revealed today show the average wage of a FTSE 100 chief executive has risen 10% to £5.5 million in the last year, a report from the High Pay...

Sorry Millennials But Here's Another Reason Why You're Screwed

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

Millennials are on course to become the first generation to earn less than the one before, according to new research. Even more worryingly, this doesn...

This Proves The Impact Family Wealth Has On Your Future

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Graduates from well off families earn significantly more after leaving university than students from poorer backgrounds, a huge new study has found. T...

What Is The National Living Wage?

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

Up to one in three workers in some parts of Britain will receive a pay rise when the new 'national living wage' comes into effect today [Friday], acco...

Why Wage Growth Will Likely Be Lower for Longer

Michael Martins | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Martins

It is likely that wage growth will continue to be low while productivity will continue to disappoint when compared to neighbours near and afar. At the same time, the very things that underpin those less than rosy figures are the factors driving the UK's strong economic performance in a rather lacklustre global economy.

What's in a Name? When 'Minimum' Is More Accurate Than 'Living' Wage

Baroness Jones | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

The problem is that neither really comes close to the heart of the matter, which is that what the government calls a Living Wage is in fact nothing of the sort.

The Real Impact of Wage Stagnation

James Caan CBE | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
James Caan CBE

Productivity has been at the forefront of George Osborne's plans for building a more prosperous nation, but how do we expect to put this into practise if wage growth continues to stagnate? Employees will not become more productive if we do not have the financial levers to encourage them to do so.

One Of Britain's Biggest Supermarkets Just Did Something Brilliant For Its Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Morrisons has been praised for offering more than "warm words" for its workers by committing to pay the living wage for its workers from next March. ...

Life's a Pitch - The Quest for Equality in Women's Football

Claire Beveridge | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Beveridge

There's a stark contrast between what men and women earn in UK football. With a huge boost from the recent Women's World Cup, what does the future hold for the sport? My biggest regret in life is turning my back on international football. I chose an education instead of the sport. Over a decade later the profile of the women's game has never been higher - but there's still so much to do.

This Brilliant News From Ikea Will Make 4,500 Of Its Workers Really Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Ludicrously cheap furniture, shops you can get lost in for hours, tasty meatballs at the cafe when your feet hurt from shopping... and there's now one...

My Newsquest Journey

Danielle Lowe | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Somebody should also remind Newsquest that newspapers have not been money making machines on the whole for years and that they simply buy the owner power both socially and politically and if the management board are in this for the profit then they are the ones that should be dismissed for being in the wrong industry.

'Benefits Street' Is a Red Herring for the Real Issue Surrounding the Welfare State

David Mooney | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Mooney

Deny it all you want, but at some point in your life you've been forced to clear your browsing history because of some questionable content you found yourself viewing at nearly midnight on a Friday after a stressful week. Sometimes the temptation is just too much to avoid surfing to the wrong side of the tracks and what follows is a swift re-writing of history where we pretend that we were on the phone or had dropped off for a moment instead.

The Growing Demand for a £10 National Minimum Wage

Alan Wyllie | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

It isn't hard to find evidence of income inequality in the UK. One easy way of showing the blatant inequality in our society is by comparing the rises in NMW against the raises of CEO salaries over the same time period. If the NMW had risen at the same rate a CEO's salaries then the NMW would now be a whopping £19 p/h. With that in mind, a £10 per hour NMW does not seem too much to ask.

And You Thought The Pay Squeeze Was Finally Over...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britons will have to wait a bit longer to feel the benefit of the pay squeeze ending, as official new figures indicate any wage gains have been comple...

You're Getting A Pay Rise! (But Only If Your Boss Pays Living Wage)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

The Living Wage is to increase by 20p to £7.85 an hour, boosting the pay of 35,000 workers, it has been announced. The new figure was revealed as a ...

Loads Of People Want This Tory Minister Sacked

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

Protesters have gathered outside the Department for Work and Pensions demanding the sacking of welfare minister Lord Freud, who was recorded suggestin...

How It Feels To Be Worth Less

Mik Scarlet | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Our labour is worth just the same as anyone else's. Don't let society carve into to stone what we know to be wrong by allowing this opinion to go unchallenged...

We're On The Verge Of Becoming A 'Permanently Divided' Nation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is on the verge of becoming a "permanently divided" nation with the poorest in society left behind, a major new report has warned. In a sta...

Here's Why You're Actually Earning Less (Despite What Your Pay Slip Says)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

The pay squeeze is not yet over, despite the resurgent economy, as official figures show that inflation is continuing to eat into wages. The Offic...