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....”. He said workers would also benefit from plans to give them more choice in where they work, rate temporary employers and sign up for extra shifts when they want them. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions,” she said in a statement to the Guardian. “But on all these topics, if we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix them, because Google has always sought to be a great employer, for every one of our employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In the quest for the ever-cheaper employee, it underestimated how much its business relied on human judgment. This is plausible: and I don’t just choose to find it so because it kicks against the prevailing narrative that only employers create wealth, and employees are dispensable drones, waiting to be rationalised into cheaper, zero-hours drones. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Alitalia, which was founded in 1946 and is one of Italy’s biggest employers, went into administration in early May, with the government providing a bridging loan for about six months while a buyer is sought. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This contradicted Theresa May’s long-standing assertion that huge numbers stay on even after their visas have expired. Karen Briggs, head of Brexit at KPMG, said employers would have to work harder to retain key staff from other EU countries and warned that competition from overseas would intensify. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“The initial cost and ongoing cost of doing business are critical decision drivers,” the company warns interested governments when asking for a detailed list of all incentives available, including “land, site preparation, tax credits/exemptions, relocation grants, workforce grants, utility incentives/grants, permitting, and fee reductions”. The practice of offering hefty financial incentives to woo big employers to a specific location is widespread, but has come under increasing criticism in recent years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Britain’s blueprint for a post-Brexit immigration policy, outlined in leaked Home Office documents, would be “catastrophic” for some industries, employers have warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. It means many savers could boost their wealth by claiming a pot from a previous employer or old personal pension scheme. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....Meanwhile, German industrialists have criticised the UK government’s negotiating stance. “The British government is lacking a clear direction of travel,” said Dieter Kempf, head of the German employers’ association BDI. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
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....The capital review, think analysts, means either a rights issue or a debt-for-equity swap. The former is preferable but tricky if Carillion, an employer of 48,000 people valued at only £185m, requires the rumoured £500m. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 06:12:14 PM
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. Public sector employers are preparing to hire at the fastest pace since 2015, as NHS staff shortages and the rejection of austerity at the election encourages managers to recruit more workers, according to a survey. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....All the participants contacted by the Guardian said they had been told they needed to do work experience by a “work coach” at their local jobcentre. The coach selected Poundland from a list of potential employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
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....”. Little has changed since then, according to Richard Kingdon, an addiction specialist based in the City, who says the typical attitude of employers to drug use is still to ignore the problem. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Business advisers BDO have warned that the rise in employment has not yet delivered higher productivity either. Peter Hemington, a partner at BDO, explained: “UK employment law is sufficiently elastic to give employers the comfort that they can flex workforces quickly as market conditions change. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 05:01:04 AM
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....“We have the timezone, the language, the legal system, the talent, the capital markets, and the tech centre to succeed,” he added, saying that he also wanted the UK to be a leader in financial technology. He was speaking after chairing the first meeting of the business advisory group with the Brexit secretary, David Davis, the business secretary, Greg Clark, and representatives from industry lobby groups such as the employers’ body the CBI, and the Institute of Directors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:00:18 PM
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....One customer was allowed to make 850,000 bets worth £1. 3m in one year, using money stolen from their employer, prompting calls from the UK’s leading gambling charity and the Labour party for swifter action to address problem gambling. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:37:18 AM
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....The ONS found someone on a zero-hours contract works 26 hours a week on average, while more than a quarter want more hours. Most want more hours in their current job, as opposed to seeking extra work with a different employer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. It also asked them to express their support for the prospect of a transitional period after Brexit and the government’s EU withdrawal bill, saying: “We believe this is a good time for employers to work with government and parliament to make a success of Brexit and secure a bright future for our country. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:24:03 PM
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....Mark Carney was setting out his view on inflation days after the Bank’s rate-setting panel indicated it could raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Carney said the rapid deceleration of migrant labour could lead to shortages for employers, pushing up wage growth and inflation in the short term. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 03:36:20 PM
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....A previously muted British business establishment is now in full cry over Brexit. The leak last week of proposals to restrict the ability of European Union nationals to live and work in the UK were described as “catastrophic” by one employers’ group. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Jon Zumeris, who lives in Ramsgate, is tucking into chicken tikka masala with colleagues from Fujifilm, which Wetherspoons invited to its preview as one of the area’s biggest employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 01:28:10 PM
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. Australia’s employers have failed to pay $17bn in super belonging to their employees since 2009, and tax authorities have only been able to detect and claw back $3bn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:58:17 AM
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.... He maintained his warning, claiming that the fall in inflation was temporary and it was still in danger of becoming entrenched. His explanation centred on three things that would force employers to hike pay rates. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 31st of August 2017 05:59:30 PM
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....“In 2017 alone the airline will pay £750m in pension contributions and has already committed to provide between £300m and £450m a year till 2027 to address the Naps deficit,” it said. “If Naps remained open to future accrual, the cost to the company of providing future benefits to Naps members could rise to 45% of individuals’ pensionable pay in 2018 – more than four times the typical employer contribution of UK airlines. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:31:34 PM
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.... Neither could Moreno Yusti, even though she had studied law back in Colombia. However serious the complaints lodged with their outsourcing employer, they’d go ignored. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
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....I’m crying as I write this. My employer has made bigger profits again this year but my salary is only minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
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.... He has been doing all right for himself and could have decided to continue living in lucrative obscurity. Instead, Daniels has decided to sue his former employers for a bonus – running into hundreds of thousands of pounds – that he says he should have received for hitting performance targets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Milton said she thought employers should take the lead in reducing the gender pay gap but there also needed to be wider shifts in attitudes in society towards accepting more flexible work and the sharing of domestic labour. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Youth obligation is part of the controversial universal credit system that is now fully operational in 101 jobcentre areas across the country, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. A government spokesperson said: “Many employers don’t offer young people roles because they lack the experience. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. There are approximately five million deferred members of defined benefit funds – people with money in a former employer’s scheme – and Royal London says that many of them have no idea what their pension would be worth as a lump sum. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Ryanair cancellations raise worries in Italy over Alitalia takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:57:42 AM
....”. Alitalia, which was founded in 1946 and is one of Italy’s biggest employers, went into administration in early May, with the government providing a bridging loan for about six months while a buyer is sought. ...
Number of workers on zero-hours contracts drops to three-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 10:20:15 AM
....The ONS found someone on a zero-hours contract works 26 hours a week on average, while more than a quarter want more hours. Most want more hours in their current job, as opposed to seeking extra work with a different employer. ...
Fall in migration after Brexit could push up inflation, says Carney image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 03:36:20 PM
....Mark Carney was setting out his view on inflation days after the Bank’s rate-setting panel indicated it could raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Carney said the rapid deceleration of migrant labour could lead to shortages for employers, pushing up wage growth and inflation in the short term. ...
Have you got a FORGOTTEN pension? £400 MILLION of unclaimed savings – find YOURS now image
. It means many savers could boost their wealth by claiming a pot from a previous employer or old personal pension scheme. ...
'People want a family, a social life': the part-time working revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The right to request reduced hours was originally introduced by Tony Blair’s government in 2002, to help parents of small children juggle work and family. But since then it’s been gradually extended, and in 2014 it was opened up to anyone who has been with the same company for six months, parents or not (employers can still refuse if it’s detrimental to the business). ...
Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says image
....“Job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions,” she said in a statement to the Guardian. “But on all these topics, if we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix them, because Google has always sought to be a great employer, for every one of our employees. ...
Philip Hammond tells the City he will protect its global position image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:00:18 PM
....“We have the timezone, the language, the legal system, the talent, the capital markets, and the tech centre to succeed,” he added, saying that he also wanted the UK to be a leader in financial technology. He was speaking after chairing the first meeting of the business advisory group with the Brexit secretary, David Davis, the business secretary, Greg Clark, and representatives from industry lobby groups such as the employers’ body the CBI, and the Institute of Directors. ...
Halfords and Prudential criticised over unpaid traineeships image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
....Youth obligation is part of the controversial universal credit system that is now fully operational in 101 jobcentre areas across the country, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. A government spokesperson said: “Many employers don’t offer young people roles because they lack the experience. ...
College cleaners defeated outsourcing. They’ve shown it can be done | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Neither could Moreno Yusti, even though she had studied law back in Colombia. However serious the complaints lodged with their outsourcing employer, they’d go ignored. ...
DUP convinces May to raise Northern Ireland plane jobs with Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:20:43 AM
....Trade unions representing workers at the Bombardier factory are understood to have been briefed by the Canadian aerospace company about the potential implications of the court case. Responding to reports that May had intervened in the dispute, the DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the party was aware of the potential threat to jobs at one of Northern Ireland’s biggest employers. ...
Public sector employers 'preparing to hire at fastest pace since 2015' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 11:01:19 PM
. Public sector employers are preparing to hire at the fastest pace since 2015, as NHS staff shortages and the rejection of austerity at the election encourages managers to recruit more workers, according to a survey. ...
Hinkley nuclear power is being priced out by renewables | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:12:14 PM
....The capital review, think analysts, means either a rights issue or a debt-for-equity swap. The former is preferable but tricky if Carillion, an employer of 48,000 people valued at only £185m, requires the rumoured £500m. ...
UK prices rising faster than wages as forecasters predict inflation at 2.8% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:01:04 AM
....Business advisers BDO have warned that the rise in employment has not yet delivered higher productivity either. Peter Hemington, a partner at BDO, explained: “UK employment law is sufficiently elastic to give employers the comfort that they can flex workforces quickly as market conditions change. ...
Recruitment agency Cordant morphs into social enterprise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:00:04 AM
....”. He said workers would also benefit from plans to give them more choice in where they work, rate temporary employers and sign up for extra shifts when they want them. ...
To understand the UK's low-pay crisis, Mark Carney needs to get out more | Phillip Inman image
....6% in July, workers need to see their pay packets following suit. In this scenario, a combination of few available workers and price rises in the shops will put huge pressure on employers to pay higher wages or risk unfilled vacancies. ...
Curry house immigration raids ‘unfair’, say restaurant owners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:05:21 PM
.... It cheats the taxpayer, undercuts honest businesses and cheats legitimate jobseekers of employment opportunities. We are happy to work with businesses to ensure the right pre-employment checks are carried out, but we take robust action against employers who deliberately flout the rules. ...
Confessions from the City: why firms are failing to tackle the cocaine crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:04:21 PM
....”. Little has changed since then, according to Richard Kingdon, an addiction specialist based in the City, who says the typical attitude of employers to drug use is still to ignore the problem. ...
Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....A previously muted British business establishment is now in full cry over Brexit. The leak last week of proposals to restrict the ability of European Union nationals to live and work in the UK were described as “catastrophic” by one employers’ group. ...
How your pension pot can help claw back lost child benefit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... For example, you could pay additional voluntary contributions into your occupational scheme. With some employers, for every £1 you pay in AVCs the company will pay an extra 50p or even £1 – making it even more of a no-brainer. ...
British Airways risks strike action over plans to curb pension benefits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:31:34 PM
....“In 2017 alone the airline will pay £750m in pension contributions and has already committed to provide between £300m and £450m a year till 2027 to address the Naps deficit,” it said. “If Naps remained open to future accrual, the cost to the company of providing future benefits to Naps members could rise to 45% of individuals’ pensionable pay in 2018 – more than four times the typical employer contribution of UK airlines. ...
Amazon seeks prime North American spot for second headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:06:03 PM
....“The initial cost and ongoing cost of doing business are critical decision drivers,” the company warns interested governments when asking for a detailed list of all incentives available, including “land, site preparation, tax credits/exemptions, relocation grants, workforce grants, utility incentives/grants, permitting, and fee reductions”. The practice of offering hefty financial incentives to woo big employers to a specific location is widespread, but has come under increasing criticism in recent years. ...
Government asks big companies to sign letter backing Brexit strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:24:03 PM
....”. It also asked them to express their support for the prospect of a transitional period after Brexit and the government’s EU withdrawal bill, saying: “We believe this is a good time for employers to work with government and parliament to make a success of Brexit and secure a bright future for our country. ...
This simple pension trick could boost YOUR child benefits by £536 a year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 03:51:00 PM
....Steve Webb, former pensions minister, who is now director of policy at Royal London, said: "For a higher earning family, putting money into a pension is already a very attractive option. "They benefit from higher rate tax relief on their contributions and may also get a matching contribution from their employer. ...
888 slips into loss after record fine for failing vulnerable gamblers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 08:49:24 AM
....One customer was allowed to make 850,000 bets worth £1. 3m in one year, using money stolen from their employer, highlighting what the Gambling Commission found to be “serious flaws” in 888’s efforts to protect consumers from harm. ...
We’re addicted to debt and headed for a crash. It could be worse than 2007 | Zoe Williams image
.... In the quest for the ever-cheaper employee, it underestimated how much its business relied on human judgment. This is plausible: and I don’t just choose to find it so because it kicks against the prevailing narrative that only employers create wealth, and employees are dispensable drones, waiting to be rationalised into cheaper, zero-hours drones. ...
How to make studying for a degree work for you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:00:07 AM
....Every student is liable for income tax and national insurance on their earnings, just like any other worker, writes Patrick Collinson. But there are a number of allowances which mean that, in reality, you should not have to pay anything – unless you are earning a packet (unlikely) or your employer got it wrong (more likely). ...
Bank of England's talk of rate rise while winding down QE beggars belief | Phillip Inman image
.... He maintained his warning, claiming that the fall in inflation was temporary and it was still in danger of becoming entrenched. His explanation centred on three things that would force employers to hike pay rates. ...
Gambling firm 888 fined record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:37:18 AM
....One customer was allowed to make 850,000 bets worth £1. 3m in one year, using money stolen from their employer, prompting calls from the UK’s leading gambling charity and the Labour party for swifter action to address problem gambling. ...
Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
....All the participants contacted by the Guardian said they had been told they needed to do work experience by a “work coach” at their local jobcentre. The coach selected Poundland from a list of potential employers. ...
Employers failed to pay $17bn in super since 2009, tax office says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:58:17 AM
. Australia’s employers have failed to pay $17bn in super belonging to their employees since 2009, and tax authorities have only been able to detect and claw back $3bn. ...
Lack of skilled EU workers 'could choke UK growth post-Brexit' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
....Meanwhile, German industrialists have criticised the UK government’s negotiating stance. “The British government is lacking a clear direction of travel,” said Dieter Kempf, head of the German employers’ association BDI. ...
'Shark in minnow pond': Ramsgate locals split on new Wetherspoon pub image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 01:28:10 PM
....”. Jon Zumeris, who lives in Ramsgate, is tucking into chicken tikka masala with colleagues from Fujifilm, which Wetherspoons invited to its preview as one of the area’s biggest employers. ...
Pensions news: Five more years of work could BOOST retirement incomes by £50,000 image
....With life expectancy rising there is still plenty of time to enjoy returns. These days employers can’t throw people out on account of their age, so I would recommend it. ...
Minister criticises chair of women in business review over pay gap comments image
....”. Milton said she thought employers should take the lead in reducing the gender pay gap but there also needed to be wider shifts in attitudes in society towards accepting more flexible work and the sharing of domestic labour. ...
Millions of Brits sitting on forgotten pension pots worth £800bn image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
. There are approximately five million deferred members of defined benefit funds – people with money in a former employer’s scheme – and Royal London says that many of them have no idea what their pension would be worth as a lump sum. ...
A million skilled EU workers see their future outside Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 11:05:49 PM
.... This contradicted Theresa May’s long-standing assertion that huge numbers stay on even after their visas have expired. Karen Briggs, head of Brexit at KPMG, said employers would have to work harder to retain key staff from other EU countries and warned that competition from overseas would intensify. ...
Have you experienced harassment as a tech employee or worker in the gig economy? image
....We’d like to hear from those who work in the technology industry. Have you experienced sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination or abuse at work? How have you been affected? Did you report it to your employer? Why do you think reports are not addressed properly? What needs to change to improve the situation?. ...
UK is briefly in the black – but fixing the public finances will take time | Larry Elliott image
.... He has been doing all right for himself and could have decided to continue living in lucrative obscurity. Instead, Daniels has decided to sue his former employers for a bonus – running into hundreds of thousands of pounds – that he says he should have received for hitting performance targets. ...
Is it time for Labor to challenge the hands-off approach to industrial relations | Greg Jericho image
.... That decision drastically changed the nature of the EBA – from being based on the assumption it would be ongoing until renegotiated; to being able to be terminated during the bargaining process and threatening to put workers back on award rate conditions. The ALP’s employment spokesperson, Brenan O’Connor, gave a speech to the Sydney Institute earlier this month in which he pledged to end the ability of employers to follow this “nuclear option”. ...
How YOUR pension has HALVED over the last 10 years, shock new figures image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:00 PM
.... "For those still with some years to go before they retire, there’s a chance to make more of the time available left to save. “Maximising contributions to take advantage of any employer contributions on offer as well as the help available from tax relief makes sense, as does ensuring your pension money is invested to take a level of risk that you’re comfortable with, but that will give you a chance of decent growth. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
....On an annual salary of £25,000 a year that is £30 a month, and at £30,000 it’s £67 a month. These payments are automatically handled by employers, unless graduates are self employed. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
....Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, says: “Other countries think that having a good public transport network isn’t just for the users; it has wider benefits. In France they have an employers’ payroll tax, and in Germany local sales and fuel taxes, so that the burden of paying for the benefit of public transport is shared. ...
Learndirect owners still winning government-approved contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:27:48 PM
....”. Learndirect said: “Levy apprenticeships [employer-owned apprenticeships] are delivered by Learndirect Apprenticeships Limited, an independent business. ...
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie image
.... The Finnish company sold its loss-making mobile devices division to Microsoft in 2013 to focus on its telecoms network equipment business. Now a group of former Nokia executives, backed by private equity, have formed a new company called HMD Global and bought back their former employer’s feature phone business from Microsoft, aiming to bring the Nokia handset brand back to its former glory with a range of new smartphones. ...
How you can build up a £100,000 pension pot from NOTHING even in your FORTIES image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:02:00 PM
....For a 45-year-old worker with nothing in savings this represents the opportunity to increase retirement income by 25 per cent on top of the state pension, according to calculations by Fidelity. The most important factor is to take advantage of employer saving schemes that essentially donate free money towards a worker's retirement. ...
From standup comedy classes to free massages – wellness at work goes mainstream image
.... It also offers staff on-site fitness centres, an array of healthy food options, financial planning advice, substantial parental leave entitlements, medical support and complementary therapies as well as personal development and learning opportunities tailored to individuals’ interests. Expedia, which was recently voted the best employer for work-life balance in the UK according to Glassdoor, also offers employees some impressive perks, including a travel allowance of between £6,000 and £10,000. ...
Advertise all UK jobs with flexible working to tackle pay gap – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:26:47 AM
.... She argued that companies should be made to disclose how pay rates vary by ethnicity, while ministers have promised to take action on the gender pay gap in the public and private sectors. All employers with more than 250 staff will have to publicly report their gender pay gap from next year. ...
City 'haemorrhaging' talent because of Brexit, says headhunter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The Bank of England asked 400 banks, insurers and major fund managers to provide details of their Brexit plans by 14 July. While the Bank has not published details of each firm’s plans, some major employers have started to reveal how they will respond. ...
Young graduates reluctant to move for new jobs, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The unwillingness of young graduates to move from their home regions is behind a marked drop in Britain’s labour mobility since the turn of the millennium, a thinktank has said. A study by the Resolution Foundation showed that the share of the population prepared to switch both region and employer in 2016 had fallen from 0. ...
State pension CHAOS: Savers fearing poverty and many don't even KNOW when they can retire image
....Darren Philp, director of policy and market engagement at the provider, said savers must do basic planning for retirement, including calculations about how much income will be needed. Savers should also look to increase contributions to pay in what they can afford and maximise employer contributions. ...
New pension research: Is this really a golden era for retirement? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 10:29:00 AM
....Young people now graduate tens of thousands of pounds in debt and have to borrow huge sums to get onto the property ladder, while incomes slide in real terms and the jobs market becomes more unstable. The Government-backed auto-enrolment scheme will give millions of lower-paid workers a company pension for the first time, including an employer top-up and tax relief, but Newman says it is not enough on its own: “Saving the bare minimum will not guarantee the next wave of retirees will have such strong incomes. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Mears of course disagreed. It said: “Every employer in the UK has a legal responsibility to ensure that employees working in dusty or otherwise potentially hazardous environments are properly protected, and in recent years employers have been prosecuted for failing to fulfil this duty. ...
Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 05:40:23 PM
.... It turned the app from a photo messaging service, still (unfairly) saddled with the brand image of teen sexting, to a fully fledged social network. In the process, it also managed to appeal to users who had grown up wary of posting images to services which catalogue and archive them indefinitely: no employer will find incriminating Snapchat stories from a decade ago, and no date will scroll through a year’s worth of pictures to spy on ex-lovers. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
.... But the number of people wanting to visit such places is rising all the time, fed by greater global prosperity, cheaper air travel and increased overall provision of hotels worldwide. Tourism is now the largest employer on the planet. ...
REVEALED: The retirees with the best pensions in Britain - do you make the list?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 11:50:00 AM
.... Britons who are men, born in 1950 and married have typically hit the retirement jackpot. People born in the 1950s have benefitted from the generous final salary employer pensions, which were at their height in the 1970s to early 1990s. ...
Sing sing: prison choir connects local employers to former offenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 05:53:10 AM
....In a brightly lit loft above the chapel of HMP Birmingham, singer Julianne Bastock is asking local business people to miaow up and down a musical scale. There are nervous smiles among the smartly dressed men and women who have come to see for themselves how a scheme to run choirs in prisons can help tackle reoffending rates and connect former prisoners with employers. ...
Employment statistics tell skewed story about UK jobs market Katie Allen image
.... In fact, they are worse off after adjusting for inflation. The problem is that, while employers bemoan skills shortages and have a near-record number of vacancies to fill, average wages are barely growing. ...
Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe | Elizabeth Becker image
.... It is an $8tn industry. It is the largest employer on Earth: one in 11 people works in tourism and travel. ...
Path internships show government is on the wrong track | Greg Jericho image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 10:14:46 PM
....This is the program that involves unemployed people under the age of 25 getting an extra $200 a fortnight for doing an internship for four to 12 weeks of between 15-25 hours a week. The employer of this intern gets $1,000, and does not actually pay the intern. ...
Student loans: graduates still face cash grabs of £300 a month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... I moved to Australia permanently three years ago and immediately let the SLC know. I now have to go through a painful reassessment of my income every six months – it requires my last six months’ pay slips, a letter from my employer confirming my pay and a copy of my contract. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:39:33 PM
....Its general secretary, Jason Moyer-Lee, said: “As if we needed any more evidence, today’s judgment once again proves our point. The law is clear, and employers in the so-called gig economy have been choosing to unlawfully deprive their workers of rights. ...
Free childcare to DOUBLE for parents from September - Government announce image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:13:00 PM
....However, you can't use tax-free childcare if you're claiming childcare vouchers, universal credit, working tax credit or child tax credit. Childcare vouchers are when a parents' employer helps with costs, with up to £55 that can be taken. ...
Millions of women hit by pensions gender gap  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:20:00 AM
....The new governmentbacked pensions auto-enrolment scheme is widely seen as a success in giving 7. 6 million low-paid workers a company pension for the first time, with tax relief and employer top-ups. ...
Bosses are failing to honour minimum pay laws, warns Britain’s job market tsar image
....Far too many companies are getting away with breaking the law over the wages they pay, the government’s adviser on employment abuses has said. Sir David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement, signalled he wanted tougher action against employers who underpay, and more resources to catch those breaching the law. ...
Capita told graduates to pay £21,000 for leaving unpaid training scheme image
....The company also demands that trainees pay up to £20,000 if they leave during the training or the first two years of work. A spokeswoman for FDM said: “The professional training we provide is a major financial investment in our people and in line with employers who invest in their people, we have clauses in our contracts that look to recoup the cost of training with a cap of £20,000 if a person leaves during training or the first two years of consulting. ...
BBC women let pay gap happen, review co-chair says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:18:53 PM
....But last year, a study found that men and women ask for pay increases at the same rate, seemingly debunking this claim. Using data from 4,600 Australian workers across more than 800 employers, the study from the University of Wisconsin in the US and the University of Warwick and Cass Business School in the UK found “no difference” in the likelihood of asking. ...
'Disgusting and astonishing': how do the UK's top 1% view tax avoidance? image
....This respondent’s most recent full-time job was working for a hedge fund, making £450,000-£600,000 per year:. Whilst working for an investment bank that was part of a major UK bank, I was offered the choice to get paid via dividends from a Jersey-registered company but turned it down – which annoyed them, since they would have saved on employer’s national insurance. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... For years they did not have written employment contracts despite having requested these on numerous occasions and were not always paid on time for the work they did; sometimes pay packets would be missing hundreds of pounds. Unable to resolve these matters, Julio and Juana joined three of their colleagues in submitting an employment tribunal claim against their employer for various unlawful practices. ...
Capita criticised over unpaid graduate training scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:47:32 PM
.... “The course is designed to allow the participants to continue undertaking work and other activities outside of the free training. The objective is to bridge the gap between graduate-level experience and the requirements of employers, enabling graduates to overcome barriers and enter a sector with high opportunities for career progression. ...
Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:11:45 AM
....Unison’s general secretary, Dave Prentis, said it was a major victory for employees. “Unscrupulous employers no longer have the upper hand,” he said. ...
How to beat summer holiday childcare costs as prices soar 50 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:11:00 AM
....50 a week for one child and £210 a week for two or more children. Additionally, parents who get childcare vouchers from their employer may also be able to get some money for childcare costs through tax credits as well. ...
Jimmy Choo auctioned off to US fashion brand Michael Kors for £900m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:16 AM
.... Choo sold his 50% stake in 2001 and Mellon departed in 2011 when JAB Luxury bought the firm for more than £500m. After a somewhat acrimonious departure, Mellon last year unsuccessfully sued her former employer for millions of pounds in damages claiming it had tried to sabotage her new business, a luxury footwear bearing her own name, by allegedly trying to prevent its suppliers from producing her designs. ...
UK labour market tsar vows to jail rogue bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 05:01:01 AM
....”. He also suggested that the full powers of the law had not been used to protect workers, despite numerous official statements that the government has taken abuses by employers seriously. ...
Yes, the gender pay gap rules are flawed. But they’re the best hope of making things better image
.... Unlike the BBC, none will have to give details of everyone earning more than £150,000; that requirement was an odd, and probably politically motivated, condition of the BBC’s charter renewal. But about 9,000 large employers will have to file data on their gender pay gap by April next year. ...

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