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....Providing insurance is no longer a mere money-spinner for governments. It is regarded as a core priority to help citizens manage some of life's biggest risks - unemployment, illness, disability and ageing. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Superficially, the half a million Syrians who have moved to Germany would appear to be in the best position. But to date this has not been so, according to the German Federal Employment Agency, which reports a less than 10% employment rate for the new arrivals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... On Wednesday, couriers at DPD’s Edinburgh depot staged a walkout after they were told they needed to work six days a week and in protest against charges. Such charges are to be scrutinised by the Downing Street-commissioned review into modern employment practices led by Matthew Taylor. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A survey of workers in the gig economy found that most believed their employers were exploiting a lack of regulation to grow quickly. Almost two-thirds said the government should step in to guarantee basic employment rights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....0% target for at least three years. Minutes from this week’s policy meeting showed Forbes also felt that “the weakness in activity expected since the referendum had not materialised” and that unemployment “showed no signs of increasing”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Economic reform is often synonymous with reducing labour costs and increasing after-tax profit, because much of the debate is generated by those whose view of the world and position in life is benefitted by such outcomes. But many of these styles of reform are most suited to an economy that might be passing us by – one where output is greatly disconnected from employment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Theresa May backs plans for an overhaul of workers’ rights to reflect 21st-century employment practices, according to the chair of Downing Street’s review into modern work. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Years of ultra-low UK interest rates probably hit productivity, but were a price worth paying to avoid higher unemployment, the Bank of England's chief economist has said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."Monetary policy should not go on hold," Ms Forbes wrote in an opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph. Ms Forbes, who is due to leave the Bank in June, said raising rates would lessen the risk of above-target inflation, and boost an improved outlook for unemployment and UK output. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . "The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary," the study said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Office for National Statistics data reveals that 15. 5% of men are still in employment at the age of 70, a sharp increase from 10% in 2012. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The trade body’s figures show numbers employed by the industry in the UK fell from 453,800 to 330,400 between 2014 and 2016. Scotland makes up 38% of the total workforce, and unemployment rates in Aberdeen went up by a quarter during the slump. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. So Matthew Taylor, Theresa May’s appointee to lead an inquiry into the so-called “gig economy”, has called for employment rights for the self-employed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Excel, which is in liquidation and currently operating as part of CitySprint, is not contesting the case. Boxer’s case is the latest in a string of tribunals against gig economy employers and the second of four relating to the employment status of couriers being backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... However, there are more people in that bracket than you might think. A few days ago the Office for National Statistics revealed that in 2015-16 there were 967,000 people with an annual income from self-employment of less than £5,965. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In 1981, the global economy was adjusting to the two oil price shocks of the 1970s. The US was in recession and unemployment and inflation were high. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....If what we want is a flexible economy where capitalist creative destruction produces real innovation and productivity growth, we need to insulate workers from downsides of that destruction. Calls for increased flexibility are also admissions that unemployment isn’t the fault of individual workers being lazy but of firms responding to macroeconomic conditions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The former prime minister David Cameron two years ago coined the phrase “jobs miracle” to describe Britain’s economic recovery: an expression that has stuck among defenders of Conservative economic policy. On the surface of it, last Wednesday’s employment figures were just the latest round of good news: unemployment is now at its lowest level since 1975. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Mann said that decision preceded the votes for Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump in the US presidential race, interpreted by many commentators as electorates voicing their frustration at inequality. “It was January and February 2016 when we committed to broadening the scope of growth to productivity, employment and inclusivity,” she said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said men should have paternity rights from their first day on the job, saying currently they faced “huge inequality … right from the start”. Most flexible working cases never make it to an employment tribunal, she added, because the compensation was set at a maximum of eight weeks’ pay – a figure that was not worth most employees losing their job for. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Brexit vote: Single market benefit 'largely imaginary' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:13:02 AM
.... . "The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary," the study said. ...
Call to give fathers allocated leave to improve uptake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:33 PM
....Sarah Jackson, chief executive of Working Families, said men should have paternity rights from their first day on the job, saying currently they faced “huge inequality … right from the start”. Most flexible working cases never make it to an employment tribunal, she added, because the compensation was set at a maximum of eight weeks’ pay – a figure that was not worth most employees losing their job for. ...
Number of women working past 70 in UK doubles in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:05:53 PM
....Office for National Statistics data reveals that 15. 5% of men are still in employment at the age of 70, a sharp increase from 10% in 2012. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
. So Matthew Taylor, Theresa May’s appointee to lead an inquiry into the so-called “gig economy”, has called for employment rights for the self-employed. ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
.... Excel, which is in liquidation and currently operating as part of CitySprint, is not contesting the case. Boxer’s case is the latest in a string of tribunals against gig economy employers and the second of four relating to the employment status of couriers being backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. ...
Low UK interest rates 'hurt productivity but saved jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:03:10 PM
. Years of ultra-low UK interest rates probably hit productivity, but were a price worth paying to avoid higher unemployment, the Bank of England's chief economist has said. ...
PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
. Theresa May backs plans for an overhaul of workers’ rights to reflect 21st-century employment practices, according to the chair of Downing Street’s review into modern work. ...
Blurred lines? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:25 AM
....Providing insurance is no longer a mere money-spinner for governments. It is regarded as a core priority to help citizens manage some of life's biggest risks - unemployment, illness, disability and ageing. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
.... On Wednesday, couriers at DPD’s Edinburgh depot staged a walkout after they were told they needed to work six days a week and in protest against charges. Such charges are to be scrutinised by the Downing Street-commissioned review into modern employment practices led by Matthew Taylor. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
....The former prime minister David Cameron two years ago coined the phrase “jobs miracle” to describe Britain’s economic recovery: an expression that has stuck among defenders of Conservative economic policy. On the surface of it, last Wednesday’s employment figures were just the latest round of good news: unemployment is now at its lowest level since 1975. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....Economic reform is often synonymous with reducing labour costs and increasing after-tax profit, because much of the debate is generated by those whose view of the world and position in life is benefitted by such outcomes. But many of these styles of reform are most suited to an economy that might be passing us by – one where output is greatly disconnected from employment. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....The trade body’s figures show numbers employed by the industry in the UK fell from 453,800 to 330,400 between 2014 and 2016. Scotland makes up 38% of the total workforce, and unemployment rates in Aberdeen went up by a quarter during the slump. ...
New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs… or lose state pension image
.... However, there are more people in that bracket than you might think. A few days ago the Office for National Statistics revealed that in 2015-16 there were 967,000 people with an annual income from self-employment of less than £5,965. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
....). Not every company adheres to its own published policies or respects every aspect of employment law, your own firm included. ...
Governments must keep reforming to win back voters' trust, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 02:40:37 PM
.... Mann said that decision preceded the votes for Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump in the US presidential race, interpreted by many commentators as electorates voicing their frustration at inequality. “It was January and February 2016 when we committed to broadening the scope of growth to productivity, employment and inclusivity,” she said. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
....If what we want is a flexible economy where capitalist creative destruction produces real innovation and productivity growth, we need to insulate workers from downsides of that destruction. Calls for increased flexibility are also admissions that unemployment isn’t the fault of individual workers being lazy but of firms responding to macroeconomic conditions. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....A survey of workers in the gig economy found that most believed their employers were exploiting a lack of regulation to grow quickly. Almost two-thirds said the government should step in to guarantee basic employment rights. ...
MPC member calls for interest rates to rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:52:03 PM
...."Monetary policy should not go on hold," Ms Forbes wrote in an opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph. Ms Forbes, who is due to leave the Bank in June, said raising rates would lessen the risk of above-target inflation, and boost an improved outlook for unemployment and UK output. ...
Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold as it warns on inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:10:58 PM
....0% target for at least three years. Minutes from this week’s policy meeting showed Forbes also felt that “the weakness in activity expected since the referendum had not materialised” and that unemployment “showed no signs of increasing”. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
....The news that Jones Bootmaker is on the brink of falling into administration is a reminder of just how tough life is on the high street. The 160-year-old shoe retailer may yet be rescued, but about 1,000 workers are unsure about their future employment. ...
US interest rate rise signals end of ultra-low borrowing costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:31:25 PM
.... The increase in interest rates was expected and it would have been a real surprise had Janet Yellen and her colleagues at the US central bank decided against a move. Indeed, the strength of employment growth reported last week had led to speculation that the Fed might just be planning a half-point move. ...
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 1% in bid to hold off inflation image
....Gus Faucher, the deputy chief economist at the stockbroker PNC, said: “I think the concern, in terms of why the Fed is raising rates now, is that inflation is picking up. The unemployment rate is 4. ...
Good riddance to the unfair NIC tax rise. Now what about that £2bn black hole? | John McDonnell image
....This was not a progressive measure: the tax hike would be a larger proportion of income for someone on £18,000 than it would be for someone on £80,000. Nor did it arrive with an improvement in the benefits and conditions offered to those in self-employment, which remain substantially worse than those in employment. ...
Hammond's NICs U-turn is a political disaster for the government | Larry Elliott image
.... Hammond has made it clear this will be the big fiscal event of the year, and there would have been a good chance the NICs increase would have got lost among all the other tax changes. By that time, he would also have received the report on self-employment from Matthew Taylor, which might have given him the chance to offer some sweeteners to the self-employed in the form of better employment rights. ...
U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:30:48 PM
....Mr Hammond's Budget announcement would have increased Class 4 NICs from 9% to 10% in April 2018, and to 11% in 2019, to bring it closer to the 12% currently paid by employees. He said "most commentators" believed the "sharp increase" in self-employment over the last few years had in part been "driven by differences in tax treatment". ...
Philip Hammond defends scrapping national insurance rise for the self-employed image
....But at Westminster on Wednesday night some MPs insisted May had ordered her chancellor to drop the plans, fearing that breaking the party’s manifesto pledge to make “no increases in VAT, national insurance contributions or income tax”, would do too much damage to the Conservatives’ reputation. Class 4 NICs, the rate paid by self-employed people, were due to rise from 9% to 10% next April and 11% in 2019, to narrow the gap with employees, and prevent the tax base being eroded as self-employment becomes more widespread. ...
UK unemployment falls to joint lowest rate since 1975 but wages stall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:27:55 AM
....8% headline rate of inflation and the lowest rate of wage growth since February last year according to the Office for National Statistics. Pay prospects weakened despite a fall in Britain’s unemployment rate to its joint lowest level since 1975. ...
Q&A: What will happen if the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:08:31 PM
....The US economy has grown for the last 30 quarters and shows no sign of slackening off. Consumer spending is robust and the latest jobs numbers showed employment increasing and unemployment staying low. ...
EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:08:02 AM
.... . The ECJ was ruling on the case of Samira Achbita, fired in June 2006 when, after three years of employment, she began wearing a headscarf to work. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
....Its survey, based on responses from 2,119 UK employers, found hiring confidence had fallen sharply in London and Scotland, the two strongest remain-supporting regions of the UK. Manpower’s overall net employment outlook, covering the private and public sectors, dropped to +5% from +7% three months ago, showing there were still slightly more employers who planned to hire staff than cut them. ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
.... The negotiation of new trade agreements could take years, but the risk is that we will be paying more import duties across the business. “With Britain close to full employment and with a severe skills shortage we are concerned that restrictions on free movement of people will impact the availability of both the skilled and the unskilled restricting future growth in both our UK manufacturing and buying facilities. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
. Transline Group, one of the employment agencies at the centre of the Sports Direct scandal, has been axed from supplying temporary warehousing staff to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. ...
‘To fly, to starve’ – BA cabin crew deserve better | Letter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:38:47 PM
. As academics with an interest in employment relations we wrote to the Guardian seven years ago (Letters, 25 March 2010) protesting at British Airways’ imposition of lesser pay and conditions for its cabin crew, and the apparent desire of its CEO, Willie Walsh, to break their union. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
.... Trade unions estimate that around half a million of those are bogus and are really working for a single employer, using the status to collude with that employer to pay less tax. But for them, the traditional trade-off of self-employment – lower tax and national insurance in return for fewer statutory benefits – is not always a choice. ...
A helping hand with childcare: options to make your child and wallet happy image
.... Compressed hours, flexi-time and job-sharing are among the options, but none are an employee’s right. “The right to request flexible working was extended to all employees in April 2014 and is designed to give employers confidence in responding positively to requests and changing workplaces cultures for the better,” says Stewart Gee from employment relations specialist Acas. ...
Greek activists target sales of homes seized over bad debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....“Poor people can’t afford lawyers, rich people can,” says Ilias Papadopoulos, a 33-year-old tax accountant who feels so strongly that he has been turning up at the court to orchestrate the protests with his eye surgeon brother, Leonidas, for the past three years. “We are here to protect the little man who has been hit by unemployment, hit by poverty and cannot keep up with mortgage payments. ...
Self-employed? See if you'll pay more in national insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....Separate figures compiled by accountants BDO for Guardian Money show how the proposed changes have a limited impact in the first year (2018-19), but rise more sharply in 2019-20. Someone with an income of £25,000 from self-employment will only pay an extra £20 NI in the first year of the changes, rising to £188 in the second year. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
.... Unfortunately, four years on (and now with a young family) it looks like the business will not provide enough income to support us. With savings almost exhausted I am in a make-or-break situation of whether to struggle on or fold the business and look for permanent paid employment. ...
Markets in 'no doubt' on US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:33:01 PM
....According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US employers added 235,000 new jobs, exceeding economists' forecasts. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said last week that the central bank could raise rates in March if employment and inflation figures met their expectations. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
....The closely watched Labor department data for February showed that the number of new jobs soared to 235,000, the best month for job growth since July last year, adding to pressure on the central bank to agree the first of three predicted rises this year. Officials meet on Wednesday in the wake of strong employment, manufacturing and consumer data that should persuade the Fed to add further to its December rate rise, which saw the cost of borrowing raised by 0. ...
US jobs report means Fed rate hike is a bolt-on certainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:03:04 PM
....It certainly seems unlikely that next Wednesday’s rise will be the end of the matter. The report from the Bureau of Labour Statistics showed employment up by more than the 190,000 expected by Wall Street and unemployment at 4. ...
US jobs growth strengthens case for March rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:36:59 PM
....US businesses added 235,000 jobs in February, exceeding economists' forecasts of about 200,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday that the unemployment rate had also edged lower to 4. ...
BT Openreach deal could pave way for cheaper, faster broadband image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:32:13 AM
....The newly separate broadband network operator will directly employ 32,000 staff – almost a third of the telecoms group’s workforce – who will be transferred across from BT, which Ofcom said would allow Openreach “to develop its own distinct organisational culture”. It will be one of the biggest transfers of employees under UK employment regulations. ...
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
...."We did make some difficult decisions in the Budget yesterday," she said, adding that those decisions had allowed them to fund technical education, to open more than 100 new free schools, as well as meeting social care demands and investing in the long-term productivity of the economy. The shift towards self employment was "eroding the tax base", she argued. ...
The Guardian view on trust in politics: pledges and conventions matter | Editorial image
....There is nothing illicit about this arrangement, but there is something distasteful about the architect of many people’s hardship cashing in when there is still so much pain yet to come. As the Institute for Fiscal Studies noted yesterday in its evaluation of the budget, cuts to employment support allowance and tax credits that take effect this April will be felt more keenly and by more people than the rise in national insurance contributions (NICS) for some self-employed workers – including, as it happens, Mr Osborne – that has become the object of a Tory rebellion. ...
May and Hammond face serious Tory revolt over tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:59:51 PM
....A Guardian tally of Conservative MPs known to have expressed opposition to the decision either publicly or in private found 18 who could potentially oppose it – greater than the government’s working majority of 17. The former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said he would like the plan reviewed at the next budget, in the autumn, to consider issues such as the upcoming Taylor report on modern employment, which will look at the so-called gig economy and the self-employed. ...
No rights, more tax: this is Conservative ‘fairness’ for the self-employed | Frances O’Grady image
.... Today’s headlines have been bruising for the chancellor, with some commentators labelling his tax rise on the self-employed as an attack on middle Britain, and even aspiration itself. I’m pleased that self-employment is at the top of the political agenda at last. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....Some of these changes are bound up with the so-called platform capitalism that is creating a whole swath of the economy defined by big firms – Uber, Airbnb, eBay, TaskRabbit, Deliveroo – overseeing the sale of goods and services by individuals. The legal cases and disputes that some of them attract attest to the fact that self-employment is an easy mask for worker-boss relationships that can in some cases be pushed into abject exploitation. ...
'This is grossly unfair': self-employed readers react to NICs increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:21:03 PM
....I’ll pay more NI overall – probably about £30 to £35 per year I think. It’s said it’s to level the playing field with those in employment but I already lack sick pay, holiday pay, and employer pension contributions and my work can get cancelled at any point with no compensation. ...
Budget tax rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:40:23 PM
....8 million now. Average wages for self-employed workers were lower last year than in 1994-95, research from the Resolution Foundation suggests, although it also says that the rise in self-employment was driven by higher earners. ...
Institute for Fiscal Studies backs National Insurance increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:00:13 PM
...."[The Chancellor] has put a bung in the dyke as the water floods through. Ten years down the road the move to self employment and incorporation will create a serious erosion of the tax base. ...
Pret A Manger says one in 50 applicants is British image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:19:31 PM
....Pret's starting package in London is about £16,000 a year, but Ms Wareham said staff can earn "really good money" with pay, including bonuses, rising to £40,000 to £45,000 "within a few years" of joining. And she said she doubted whether improving the terms of employment would bring in more UK applicants: "I actually don't think increasing pay would do the trick, I can only talk for Pret on this, but we do pay well above the National Living Wage, we do have great benefits and we offer fantastic careers. ...
Trump's border tax could damage the US a lot more than a wall | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... It is thoroughly unrealistic to assume that a border tax will quickly lead to a sharp offsetting movement of the dollar. The process could take many years, and the short-term effects on US unemployment easily could be negative. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....Matthew Taylor, the former New Labour adviser who is currently reviewing the changing nature of the labour market for Theresa May, said he welcomed the NICs move. He said his report, due to be published later this year, would recommend moving towards taxing labour, rather than employment status. ...
Few will spot the difference in national insurance – at first | Patrick Collinson image
....”. Should the chancellor go further? Hammond hinted this was just a first step to ironing out anomalies between how different groups are taxed, with the Taylor review into employment practices in the offing. ...
Budget 2017: Tax-free dividend allowance slashed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:04:27 PM
.... . "The chancellor shouldn't forget that growth in self-employment has driven our labour market in recent years and punitive rises in tax will make many people have second thoughts about striking out on their own. ...
Budget 2017: NHS, families, cars - your questions answered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:14:18 PM
....Paul McCabe asks: "How does the rise in NIC for the self-employed bring parity when the employed have access to paid holiday and sickness pay?". In reality there will never be full "parity" between the status of the employed and the self-employed, who don't get unemployment benefit, let alone sick pay or paid holidays. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
....Further information requested includes the hours couriers work per week and how long they have worked for the company. Couriers have become a focal point of concerns about the precarious nature of employment in the gig economy, which is the subject of a review commissioned by Theresa May and led by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor. ...
Philip Hammond’s budget – our writers give their views | Polly Toynbee, Zoe Williams, Frances Ryan, Faiza Shaheen and Kate Maltby image
....He announced modifiers to the business rate hike that sound good on their own – especially for pubs – but only if you forget what extraordinary rate increases are underpinning them. He set his sights particularly on the self-employed, describing at tedious lengths the difference in national insurance contributions between a self-employed person earning £32,000 and their peer on PAYE; he did not mention that 91% of self-employed people are earning £20,000 or less, 84% are living in poverty (based on their self-employed earnings), and that self-employment generally reflects newly precarious working conditions in which employers avoid giving contracts in order to sidestep rights. ...
Self-employed hit by national insurance hike in budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:24:49 PM
....Announcing his changes, the chancellor said an employee earning £32,000 a year currently faces an NI bill of £6,170 along with their employer, while the bill for a self-employed person earning the same salary would be £2,300. “Historically, the differences in NICs between those in employment and the self-employed reflected differences in state pensions and contributory welfare benefits,” he said. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for you image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:09:53 PM
.... . "The chancellor should not forget that growth in self-employment has driven our labour market in recent years and punitive rises in tax will make many people have second thoughts about striking out on their own," said Chris Bryce, chief executive of IPSE. ...
Get ready for food inflation to take a bite out of growth | Vicky Pryce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:37:50 PM
.... With wages finally rising above inflation, real disposable incomes recovered after years in the doldrums following the financial crisis. Encouraged by high employment level, record low interest rates and high-street price wars that have kept prices to historically low levels (we even had deflation for a few months in 2015), UK consumers increased their borrowings to record levels and spent. ...
Budget will hold no big surprises on spending or tax, chancellor says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:33:22 AM
.... Hammond said an extra £500m would be made available by 2022 to improve the quality of training in schools and colleges and offset the loss of foreign workers after Brexit. Self-employmentIn recent years self-employment has become synonymous with low pay and insecure employment, driven by firms seeking to cut their tax bills. ...
Hopeful Britons counting on 2017 property boom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....7 per cent last quarter and 4. 8 per cent unemployment is an 11-year low. ...
Taxes for self-employed likely to rise in Hammond's budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:05:27 PM
....Philip Hammond is likely to close loopholes in Wednesday’s budget that mean many self-employed workers pay less tax than their salaried counterparts – but he will come under pressure to ensure they receive better rights in return. The Treasury is concerned that the growing prevalence of self-employment is not just driven by entrepreneurialism in the “gig economy”, but by tax avoidance, which will progressively undermine Britain’s tax base. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
. Couriers carrying emergency blood supplies and delivering passports have kicked off two new challenges to the gig economy as MPs debate how to clarify workers’ employment status. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....Jonathan Bernstein, the president of Bernstein Crisis Management, said that Uber needs a total “paradigm shift” soon or they will end up on the wrong side of Silicon Valley’s own Hobbesian jungle. This article was amended to clarify Leslie Miley’s employment history. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
....37. "Markets remain becalmed for yet another day, hampered by a lack of data and a general wariness ahead of the ECB [European Central Bank] on Thursday, NFPs [US employment figures] on Friday and a Fed meeting next week," said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG. ...
Senate votes to repeal labor protection laws that safeguarded poultry workers image
....She said one of the industries most likely to experience the impact of the repeal is the poultry industry, an industry with high rate of worker injury and death, large government contracts, and a historical reliance on undocumented workers. Berkowitz told the Guardian she believed the chicken-processing industry targets recent refugees and undocumented immigrants for employment because they are less likely to complain. ...

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