Home > Social Analysis

Most trending topics in Business & Finance ( last 24 hours ):
Electricity Tenant Landlord Investment Jaguar Land Rover Brexit Holiday Airline Travel British Airways Education Debt Employment

Zero-hours contracts: firms could be forced to pay more for short notice

Published on Friday 14th of April 2017 06:23:04 PM in Guardian

Businesses who employ people on zero-hours contracts could be forced to pay a premium rate for short-notice work, the government’s employment tsar has said, in an effort to stop “lazy” employers exploiting staff.Matthew Taylor was appointed by Theresa May last October to review employment practices in ...

Social Trend Analysis for "Zero-hours contracts: firms could be forced to pay more for short notice"

How did this Guardian news article fare in social circles?
  • Total number of Likes, Shares, Tweets, Re-Tweets, Pins, Bookmarks & Stumbles :
  • Amongst social networks, this article was most active on Linkedin
  • Total shares on Linkedin : 8
  • Total Plus Ones on Google : 4
  • Social Analysis Summary

    Total Trend count
    Most trending on :
    8 4

    Related Latest Finance News

    Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
    .... That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. Most of those companies say they hire independent contractors, who miss out on rights such as the minimum wage and sick pay. ...
    Frustrated homebuyers in a fight to the finish with Bovis image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
    ....”. Bovis had used subcontractors that “may not have been of the highest quality”, he said, but added that most customer complaints had been resolved. ...
    Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
    .... However, senior figures said the government’s ambition could be jeopardised by the impact of Brexit. Restrictions on the movement of scientists and engineers, more onerous bureaucracy in the supply chain and being frozen out of lucrative EU space contracts could all be highly damaging and some companies are already shifting work out of the UK as a result. ...
    Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
    .... It just passed the bill to the Treasury. The Treasury then passed the risk to Chinese investors and French contractors. ...
    Should I tell prospective employers that I want to change career? image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:00:17 AM
    Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
    ....Generations of British consumers have been locked into a “risky and expensive” project by the UK’s subsidy deal for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, according to a damning report by the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. ...
    Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:41:34 PM
    ....Authorities said that about 5,000 people took part in the demonstration on Thursday, in the latest in a series of protests that have hindered rubbish collection in major cities. Unions are calling on the left-led government to grant workers better employment rights, moving those on short-term contracts that have expired or are about to expire into full-time, permanent roles. ...
    M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
    ....16m in potential long-term bonus share awards, which stretched to 2019, a third of last year’s bonus, which had been deferred in shares worth £53,130, and about £260,000 related to compensation for missed bonuses at her previous employer the fast food chain McDonalds. M&S’s annual report says: “Where an individual forfeits outstanding variable pay opportunities or contractual rights at a previous employer as a result of appointment, the [company] may offer compensatory payments or buy-out awards, dependent on the individual circumstances of recruitment, determined on a case-by-case basis. ...
    Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist image
    .... Only one in six of the self-employed hired other workers compared with 30% in 1990. The number of people on zero-hours contracts had increased from 170,000 (0. ...
    Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
    .... To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. The Conservative initiative has been widely welcomed by working parents among whom it was a clear vote winner in the 2015 election, but Labour has warned that low-income families in insecure employment or on zero-hours contracts, who may be unable to guarantee how many hours of work they will get from one month to the next, will lose out. ...
    Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
    ....”. The rise of platforms including Uber, Deliveroo and online retailers, most of which say their drivers and riders are independent contractors, has led to growing concern that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work in the gig economy. ...
    Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
    ....”. Richard Hunter, Bombardier’s UK managing director, said: “We are thrilled to have won this important contract. ...
    Energy price cap likely to go ahead despite warnings of 'timebomb' image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:36:14 PM
    .... The “cap and track” deal is fixed for 12 months at £100 below the market average when customers sign up. While it cannot increase during the contract, it will be reviewed each quarter and will fall if the wholesale price has fallen. ...
    Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
    .... In France, Italy and across much of the continent hordes of young people are kept like circling aeroplanes above an airport, ready to land whenever a slot opens and a job becomes available. In the UK we have colossal numbers of workers from all ages and both sexes on zero-hour contracts and in part-time work who would like more hours and security should it be offered. ...
    Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
    .... But Foxconn would shirk social insurance and be late or fail to pay bonuses. And many workers sign contracts that subtract a hefty penalty from their pay if they quit before a three-month introductory period. ...
    Humiliation on the high street as security guards rob shoppers of their dignity image
    .... “They gave us a booklet containing the legal stuff we had to say before detained someone,” he says. Low pay, long shifts and zero-hours contracts sap the morale of security workers and undermine the best-intentioned codes of practice, according to Davis. ...
     Five minute guide to making mobile calls in the UK image
    Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
    ....It means Britons will be able to make phone calls, send text messages and use data in other EU countries potentially without charge. However, you still need to be careful, because if you exceed your mobile contract’s usage limits you could still find there is a high price to pay. ...
    Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
    .... The group’s financial problems stemmed from the loss of £500m in sales in 2014 after Costcutter switched to the rival supplier Palmer & Harvey. Nisa’s contract with McColl’s, which ends next year, is currently out to tender with a handful of rivals competing to poach the business. ...
    REVEALED: 5 simple tricks to increase your pension and BEAT threatened cuts after election image
    ....55 a week in the current tax-year, should be looking to take advantage, according to ex-minister Steve Webb, who is now director of policy at Royal London. It is estimated about half a million people who contracted out of national insurance contributions (NIC) in their career - and therefore won't qualify for the full payout could benefit. ...
    Buying my own place was an impossible dream – here’s how it came true image
    ....For those who are self-employed and similarly hungry to buy their first home, Sam offers some heartening news: she says more lenders are extending their criteria to help those no longer on the payroll. So what can freelancers do to help improve their chances of getting a mortgage? “First, your tax affairs need to be in order, and if there is income from more than one source – ie, earned income – then keep payslips, P60s and contracts etc,” Sam says. ...
    Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:15:05 PM
    ....Omnis sold ACM cladding to Harley Facades, which was responsible for installing it. Construction firm Rydon Maintenance was the lead contractor on the project but sub-contracted elements of the work to smaller companies, including Harley. ...
    Danish beauty website wants £83 for products that were never ordered image
    ....The Danish consumer ombudsman has reported two companies, LuxStyle ApS and LuxStyle International Sales ApS, to the police for sending unsolicited goods and payment demands after complaints from consumer authorities around the world. The European Consumer Centre (ECC) has published a warning to EU shoppers declaring the ordering process “highly defective” because it makes no mention of a binding contract when contact details are entered. ...
    How can I get more senior roles in social care? image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 06:00:01 AM
    Related to :
    Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
    ....Grenfell Tower is also absent from the websites of several companies involved, many of which list the other projects they have worked on as case studies intended to demonstrate excellence. The Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation (KCTMO) hired the construction firm Rydon as the lead contractor on the project, which included re-cladding the building with material that commentators allege could have been a factor in the fire’s rapid spread. ...
    IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
    ....He said that while they awaited the results of an independent investigation into the power failure at BA’s primary centre on 27 May, “what we do know is that the failure had absolutely nothing to do with the way we resourced IT”. Walsh credited the contractors and BA staff with an “outstanding achievement” to restore services, adding: “Despite major operational problems, by 29 May it was able to run the majority of its schedule. ...
    How can I buy my friend out of our joint property? image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 06:00:32 AM
    BAE 'secretly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes' image
    Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:01:23 PM
    ....The documents also reveal official concerns that the export of the technology could backfire and imperil the security of Britain and its allies, the BBC said. BAE said it was unable to comment on specific contracts “due to the strict national security and confidentiality regulations we operate under”. ...

    Page rendered in 3.0519 seconds.