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....From September, three- and four-year-olds of working parents in England will be eligible for 30 hours of government-funded childcare per week. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Retailers are having to rethink their businesses in the face of aggressive online competitors as well as higher costs after a hike in the national living wage from £7. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....org. uk, where they can rate their workplace by checking, among other things, if it pays the living wage, recognises trade unions and is safe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
....From September, three- and four-year-olds of working parents in England will be eligible for 30 hours of government-funded childcare per week. 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. ...
Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 04:02:30 AM
.... None of the workers the Guardian spoke with have ever received performance-based raises, only federally mandated ones – even though some of them have worked at the factory continuously for seven years. “You have to assess minimum wages in the context of the country itself and, in that context, it’s not a living wage,” said David Welsh, Indonesia and Malaysia director at the Solidarity Center. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....Tanya de Grunwald, the founder of Graduate Fog, said it was unclear how the roles fitted in with university courses. “Halliburton is worth billions – it’s outrageous they’re asking their young staff to work for free when they can more than afford to pay the living wage. ...
Britain’s economic model is broken: this is our first post-crash election | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....To see what I mean, open Theresa May’s manifesto. Straight away, she gets stuck into the “burning injustices” of modern Britain, demands “a modern industrial strategy” and a country “in which work pays, with a higher national living wage and proper rights and protections at work”. ...
M&S offers cash grants to community businesses in ethical relaunch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:32:53 PM
....M&S’s initiatives include cutting carbon emissions and giving grants of up to £50,000 for community businesses, careers advice to young people, and 10,000 pairs of plimsolls to children starting school. Sir Jonathon Porritt, a former director of Friends of the Earth, who chairs the advisory board for M&S’s ethical scheme, known as Plan A, said: “On all the big challenges – supply chain, climate, food waste, living wage, human rights, packaging, community investment and so on – the pressure is intensifying and expectations rising. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
....”. In a written submission, Hermes told the committee: “We are certain that all of our couriers earn in excess of the national living wage … Hermes is proud to provide regular, stable and flexible opportunities the length and breadth of the country, including in some of the UK’s most deprived communities. ...
Cineworld bosses to meet union over living wage dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:09:01 AM
....Cineworld has agreed to meet union representatives to try to resolve a long-running dispute over pay and conditions at its Picturehouse chain. Staff at the Ritzy in Brixton and five other Picturehouse cinemas have gone on strike in recent months, disrupting the London film festival in October, in their battle to secure the independently calculated living wage and better sick pay for workers. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 UK jobs in three new stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:02:07 AM
....Drakeford said the company was looking at making some roles automated or more efficient , while at the same time improving conditions for staff as part of a drive to improve service. Ikea became an accredited living wage employer, under the independently verified scheme, early last year, and Drakeford said it had introduced other improvements to working conditions, including one weekend off in four for all employees, guaranteeing more contracted hours and staff rotas a month in advance, all of which was helping to retain workers. ...
Damian Green refuses to confirm £9 an hour living wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:38:11 PM
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General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Tories image
....Other measures would include new protections for people in the "gig economy", a statutory right to training, measures to protect workers' pensions in the wake of the BHS scandal, and a guarantee that European Union rights will be protected in the Brexit process. The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, currently £7. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:30:10 AM
....Twenty-somethings might enjoy the perks, says Clare Coatman, of trade union body the TUC, but they must be in addition to, rather than instead of, decent pay and conditions. "Compare the cost of buying a ping-pong table to offering a living wage, rather than a minimum wage, and you start to cut through to the reality," she says. ...
Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK's best-rated shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:01:40 AM
....Richer Sounds’ chairman, David Robinson, said its long-running success was down to a mantra that put “people before profits”. He said: “We are among a handful of high street retailers to pay the real living wage. ...
Dramatic minimum wage rises will put low-paid jobs at risk, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 05:47:26 PM
....Dramatic increases in the minimum wage planned by Labour and the Conservatives after the general election will put the jobs of low income workers in danger, a leading tax and spending thinktank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said accelerating the pace of rises in the minimum wage and the “national living wage” (NLW) for the rest of the decade could price workers out of a job, with young people the worst affected. ...
John Lewis takes £36m hit for minimum wage error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:23:30 PM
....Tesco promised most workers up to £40 each in compensation, although said some could get much more. In February, Debenhams and Argos also revealed staff were paid less than the living wage due to payroll mistakes. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
.... “This will help us decide what your employment status is/was,” it says. HMRC’s investigation follows one by the Guardian that found some self-employed couriers were being paid less than the “national living wage”, in an arrangement the company said had been approved by HMRC. ...
Voices of the 1%: how do Britain's highest earners feel about their income? image
....”. Chief executives of FTSE-100 companies now earn, on average, 386 times more than workers on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust, which is campaigning for new government rules to expose pay gaps. ...
May vows to protect pensions from 'unscrupulous bosses' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 03:59:09 AM
....Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: "These policies will be the cornerstone of the next Labour government's programme to bring an end to the rigged economy that many experience in workplaces across Britain. "The scandals of six million people earning less than the living wage, and four million children growing up in poverty, are not inevitable. ...
Labour party pledges to outlaw all zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 09:01:09 PM
....The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the policies would form “the cornerstone of the next Labour government’s programme to bring an end to the rigged economy that many experience in workplaces across Britain”. The package includes promises to increase the minimum wage to match the national living wage (expected to be at least £10 an hour by 2020) and to introduce a maximum 20:1 pay ratio between the highest and lowest earners in the public sector and in companies bidding for public sector contracts. ...
'Pawternity' leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
....". While Brewdog has a range of staff benefits that don't make the headlines, such as paying staff a guaranteed living wage and generous parental leave, Mr Selig says the "pawternity" scheme is a "really neat idea" from a PR point of view. ...
Working mothers face pay and childcare challenges, reports find image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 09:01:27 PM
.... The thinktank blamed a lack of support under the current system of tax credits as much as it did spiralling nursery charges. The report said a woman with a partner and two children who works fewer than 16 hours a week and earns the government’s “national living wage” of £7. ...
Living standards in UK fall for the first time since 2014 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:14:56 PM
.... Many more will join them in the coming months as inflation continues to rise. “While the ‘national living wage’ is protecting the lowest earners from this squeeze, boosting wages across the rest of the economy is the big living-standards challenge of this parliament. ...
UK inflation stays at three-year high of 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 10:42:20 AM
....The Treasury said it was also taking action. “We are building an economy that works for everyone and helping families with the cost of living by cutting income taxes for 31 million people, freezing fuel duty and increasing the national living wage to £7. ...
UK retail sales fall again as rising living costs bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....Retailers face the dual pressures of cautious consumers and rising operating costs this year. Their labour costs have risen with an increase in the national living wage, transport costs are up on higher oil prices and imported goods are more expensive because of the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote last June. ...
‘I’m not asking you to put on an act’ – our work expert responds image
.... . The area I live in is economically depressed and jobs paying the living wage seem to be few and far between. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
....“My worry is that as a result these companies contribute little to the public purse or our social safety net. They are not paying sick leave, national living wage, or contributing to pensions. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
....“My worry is that as a result these companies contribute little to the public purse or our social safety net. They are not paying sick leave, national living wage, or contributing to pensions. ...
Thousands of Tesco jobs at risk under plan to axe some night shifts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:55:52 PM
.... “We appreciate these changes will impact the roles of some of our colleagues and we will work with them to ensure they are fully supported throughout this period,” Matt Davies said. Bricks-and-mortar retailers are having to rethink their business models in the face of aggressive online competitors as well as higher costs after this month’s hike in the national living wage from £7. ...
Robbing Paula to pay Peter in the boardroom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
.... While corporation tax is decreasing, companies are more concerned about the escalating burden of input costs, which hit firms before they even turn over a single pound. “Companies of all sizes will now see the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, immigration skills charge, a new national living wage, and pensions auto-enrolment. ...
Osborne’s huge tax giveaway starts for rich – as the poor are hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 11:05:38 PM
....“The chancellor still has plenty of budgets to rethink the tax and benefits changes inherited from his predecessor, given their impact on the living standards of low- and middle-income households,” he said. The thinktank notes that other changes coming into effect in 2017, including a 30p rise in the national living wage from the beginning of this month and additional support through tax-free childcare from the end of it, as well as an extra 15 hours of free childcare from September, will provide some benefit to lower-income households. ...
‘Don’t be apologetic, you’ve nothing to apologise for’ – our work expert responds image
.... We then have to take care of security and deal with any mishaps that occur on our shift, and secure and lock up the stores at 9pm, or sometimes much later. When the living wage went up we had a pay rise, but we also lost any double pay for bank holidays. ...
Two million workers receive 4% pay rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17:02 PM
....She hit financial difficulties and sought help from debt charity Christians Against Poverty. The CBI, which represents businesses and suggested the introduction of the National Living Wage was a "gamble", said it was supportive of a living wage but research suggested half of its members had been impacted by the rising minimum pay level. ...
How can I leave my dead-end job and make use of my qualifications? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:00:48 AM
.... I now believe I don’t get interviews because the potential employer is confused as to why someone with my skills is applying. The area I live in is economically depressed and jobs paying the living wage seem to be few and far between. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... According to Olins, the main culprit is the 12% fall in sterling against the euro since the Brexit vote. “They [EU workers] are suffering a big pay cut, even though pay has gone up with the increase in the living wage, because it converts to less in euros. ...
Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:56:13 PM
....Boxer could not take time off without notice, was expected to wait between jobs and not take a break when he was needed. Workers employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination. ...
How can I carry on as a store team leader now it is beyond stressful? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:00:26 AM
.... We then have to take care of security and deal with any mishaps that occur on our shift, and secure and lock up the stores at 9pm, but this can sometimes be much later. When the living wage went up, we had a pay rise but we also lost any double pay for bank holidays. ...
Bosses' incomes are 386 times higher than Living Wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:21:15 PM
....The Equality Trust charity compared the £5. 3m average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive with the £13,660 earned by someone on the living wage. ...
Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....The letter backing a campaign by workers demanding better rights and pay, part of a series of strike action started by staff at the Ritzy in south London, was sent to Cineworld’s millionaire chief executive Moshe (Mooky) Greidinger on Monday. The letter, signed by members of the film and TV industry as well as politicians and writers including Richard Curtis, Ken Loach, Sir Patrick Stewart, Indira Varma, Caitlin Moran and the shadow chancellor John McDonnell, reads: “We find it disappointing that you fail to pay your lowest paid staff the living wage. ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
. The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps. ...
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:08 AM
....The Treasury said the government understood the financial pressures on households. “The government appreciates that families are concerned about the cost of living, and that is why we are cutting tax for millions of working people, increasing the national living wage to £7. ...
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....“Our warped economic model leads to more unequal societies that trap millions of people in poverty - it allows an elite group to accrue extreme wealth while one in nine people go to bed hungry every night,” Max Lawson, Oxfam’s head of inequality policy, said. “We need to build a more human economy where the super-rich pay their fair share of tax, workers earn a living wage, and governments invest in decent healthcare and education to give everyone a good start in life. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
.... As he must have known, it’s not an easy business to break into. You need to be instantly available, be prepared to do just about any job at a moment’s notice, help volunteer groups with their projects, join networks, help raise money to make experimental films, and generally be obsessive about anything to do with film-making – while trying to live on what’s probably less than a living wage. ...
Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
. Scotland’s examinations agency has promised it will now pay thousands of exam invigilators the living wage after repeated criticisms of its allegedly lax payments policy. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... The 160-year-old shoe retailer may yet be rescued, but about 1,000 workers are unsure about their future employment. Profits for bricks-and-mortar shops are being squeezed by the rise of online shopping, an increase in staff costs brought on by the introduction of the national living wage, and fierce discounting of the price of their products, which is designed to attract shoppers but hurts profit margins. ...
Public sector workers first to face cut in real pay, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:32:43 AM
....5% and 4% by the end of the year. The Resolution Foundation said pay growth has been particularly weak in health and social work and could fall by a further 6% by 2020, though the lowest earners will be protected from falling pay because of planned increases in the national living wage. ...
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
....In terms of trading it said it had not noticed a material impact on UK revenues since the Brexit vote, and higher costs of raw material imports – a result of sterling weakness – were being offset by the cheaper cost of exports. It also confirmed it would be paying the living wage, as set by the Living Wage Foundation, for all UK permanent staff from April 2017, and would be increasing parental leave and childcare funding benefits. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
....So why is John Lewis reducing payouts to its workers, known as “partners” as they jointly own the business?. The introduction of the new minimum wage for over 25s – “the national living wage” – has increased costs for all retailers. ...
Pret A Manger says one in 50 applicants is British image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:19:31 PM
....The government's National Living Wage will be £7. 50 an hour from the end of this month, although campaigners say this should be far higher, with a realistic living wage in London of £9. ...
Tesco to pay back thousands of underpaid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:24:00 AM
....Business minister Margot James said Tesco's announcement showed the government's "approach to the enforcement of the minimum wage is clearly working". "It is completely unacceptable for any worker to be underpaid and everybody should check their pay ahead of the national minimum and living wages rising on 1 April," she added. ...
Tesco to pay out nearly £10m to staff after payroll errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:56:20 AM
....“We expose companies who fail to pay workers at least the minimum wage, but where there has been underpayment it is preferable that companies identify, and correct, that underpayment themselves,” she said. “It is completely unacceptable for any worker to be underpaid and everybody should check their pay ahead of the national minimum and living wages rising on 1 April. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
.... They were asked to provide data on the number of times courier rounds are covered by a substitute driver and how often each company has to source a replacement because the owner-driver is unable to do so. Field asked them to detail the costs couriers are expected to meet themselves, such as uniform and fuel, as well as data on their average hourly rate and information about what efforts the companies go to to ensure owner-drivers are earning the “national living wage”. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....The TDL couriers’ claim for employee status, which was filed on Tuesday at the London central employment tribunal, goes a step further than previous gig-economy cases – against taxi hailing app Uber and courier firm City Sprint – which both successfully argued drivers were officially “workers”. Workers, who are employed under a contract in which they must always turn up for work even if they don’t want to, are entitled to employment rights including the national living wage, holiday pay and protection against discrimination, and may also miss out on other benefits including sick pay and maternity leave. ...
'It was devastating': families and residents suffer as care homes close image
....”. Homes face brutal financial challenges including the increased living wage and a stubborn gap between what local authorities are prepared to pay and what the industry says is the cost of care. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
....Frank Field MP, who chairs the House of Commons work and pensions committee, said: “It almost looks as though some companies are now engaged in a bidding war, to see who can slap the biggest penalty on workers who are sick. “Again it goes to show how badly we need a national minimum level of decency to be enforced in the gig economy, alongside a national living wage, so that workers aren’t ripped off by the companies they work with. ...
Hammond urged to tackle 'catastrophic' effect of rising inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 01:13:37 PM
....”. They stressed that the government was concerned about the cost of living had taken several steps in order to support families including “cutting taxes for millions of people”, a “significant pay rise” through the national living wage, doubling free childcare for nearly 400,000 working parents and freezing fuel duty. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
.... She was forced to hike prices on her menu in December to respond to the rising cost of produce. She will also see an increase in business rates and the national living wage (to £7. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....“The restoration of national control over EU migration may not therefore deliver a reduction in overall net migration. Further reducing EU migration is unlikely to provide a quick fix for low wages, since factors such as the national minimum wage, national living wage and inflation are more significant in driving or impeding real wage growth for low earners. ...
Every time we take an Uber we’re spreading its social poison | Laurie Penny image
.... A week later, a former employee went public with accusations of sexual harassment and institutional misogyny. Kalanick, who was pressured to withdraw from a position as a business adviser to Trump, is now facing legal suits across the world from drivers who insist that they would be better able to “take responsibility” for their lives if they could earn a living wage. ...
IFS: Growth in UK living standards worst in 60 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:01:10 AM
....6% in the final quarter of 2016, despite record rates of employment. Responding to the IFS report, a spokesperson for the Treasury said: “We are taking action to support families with the costs of living by cutting taxes for millions of working people, doubling free childcare for nearly 400,000 working parents and introducing the “national living wage” – a significant pay rise for the lowest earners. ...
Universal credit cuts hit families with children hardest, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:00:46 AM
.... “Starting work is the best way for people to improve their lives,” he said, “and this report mistakenly assumes that people on benefits will never progress in work. “The number of children living in working households is at a record high and by increasing the national living wage and taking millions of people out of paying any income tax, we are ensuring it always pays to be in work. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
....”. The UK’s lowest-paid workers are also the target of a government campaign, launched on Monday, to increase awareness of the national living wage and minimum wage as well as encouraging employees to check whether they were being paid properly. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....And it is not just Brexit that is forcing the agricultural industry to embrace the next phase of mechanisation. Farmers are already having to rethink their operations in the face of higher minimum pay – mainly a result of the national living wage for over-25s, which came into effect last year. ...
Small shops recoil in the face of business rates that will more than double image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... But this would mean hiring another nursery worker, or three more if the extra children were babies. Her staff get paid at least £15,600 a year, the living wage, but Rosehill prides itself on employing fully qualified staff, who earn graduate wages. ...
Argos to pay £2.4m to 37,000 workers paid less than minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:26:07 PM
....66 an hour, and extend a discount on Sainsbury’s shopping to them. The “national living wage”, the legal minimum for over 25s, will rise from £7. ...
Debenhams tops government's shame list for underpaying staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:14:42 PM
....The government has named and shamed a record 360 firms for underpaying their staff, with the list of offenders topped by Debenhams after nearly 12,000 of the department store’s workers were short-changed. The businesses, including large numbers of hair salons, hotels, care homes and retailers, failed to pay either the national minimum wage or the national living wage to more than 15,500 workers, according to the list published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. ...
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:01:36 AM
....The TUC estimates one in 10 workers are now in precarious work and it warns the cost to the public finances from changing employment practices could rise further. O’Grady said the onus was on firms using zero-hours contracts and bogus forms of self-employment, where workers should really be classified as employed, meaning they qualify for all the accompanying protections such as holiday pay and the national living wage. ...
£1.74 an hour: Jinn couriers complain over low earnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 03:51:19 PM
.... Take-home pay is often even lower because the couriers must cover their own motorbike expenses of about £30 a week. The national living wage for people aged 25 and over is currently £7. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....Last month Charlie Mayfield, the chairman of Waitrose’s parent group, the John Lewis Partnership, warned that retailers would have to absorb a big chunk of the rise in the cost of importing goods since the fall in the value of sterling after the UK voted to leave the EU. That only adds to increased costs from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the national living wage, as well as the new apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in April. ...
No big pay rises for Britons despite inflation, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 12:15:18 PM
....7% in 2016, with the number of pay awards between 3% and 4% expected to fall significantly. Settlements were expected to moderate in all sectors, with the largest decline anticipated in consumer services, where some companies had made pay awards in 2016 that were beyond those strictly necessary to meet the national living wage at that time. ...
We have the laws for a fairer gig economy, we just need to enforce them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:11:25 PM
....50 per delivery. So you would have to complete three deliveries an hour to get near a living wage. ...

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