Employees

Employees in favour of flexible working

Full-time employee and applying for flexible working? Working adults favour flexible working to traditional office hours.

Businesses urged to simplify worker benefits

More than 8 in 10 employees believe businesses are over-complicating workplace benefits, making them difficult to understand or use.

National minimum wage rates from April 2017

The national minimum wage rate for workers aged 21-24 will increase to £7.05 an hour on 1 April 2017.

Over 55s unaware of new state pension age

A quarter of older workers over 55 are unaware of the new state pension age.

New national living wage rates from 1 April

New national living wage and the national minimum wage rates come into effect from 1 April 2017.

Average self-employed private pension savings half of employees

Average pension savings for self-employed people is half that of full-time employees.

Gender pay gap reporting guidance published

Gender pay gap reporting will become a legal requirement for employers with 250 or more employees from 6 April 2017.

Office workers spend £1,000 a year at work

The average office worker spends around £1,000 a year on expenses such as coffee, birthday presents and nights out.

Skill shortages affecting over half of London firms

Over two-fifths of small businesses face challenges recruiting the right staff.

Flexible hours linked to more elderly employment

People would work longer before retirement if their employer offered flexible working hours.

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