Employees

Firms and staff impacted by childcare costs

A third of businesses see childcare as a key factor in recruitment and staff retention, according to British Chambers of Commerce and Middlesex University.

A fifth of working mothers denied flexible working

1 in 5 working mothers have been forced to leave their jobs due to lack of flexible working, according to Working Mums.

National minimum wage increases

Workers earning the national minimum wage have seen their hourly wage rise by 25p to £6.95 as of 1 October 2016.

Gender pay reporting set for introduction in October

New rules for reporting gender pay by employers with more than 250 employees will come into force on 1 October 2016.

Returning mothers face lower wage growth

Are you a mother returning to work? Those who do after giving birth earn 33% less per hour than their male counterparts.

Plans to reduce tax savings from salary sacrifice schemes

HMRC has announced plans to reduce tax and national insurance contributions savings from salary sacrifice schemes.

Older workers stay in employment

There are now 9.4 million workers aged over 50 in employment, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Under 35s earning less than previous generation

According to research by Resolution Foundation, workers aged 15-35 could become the first generation to earn less than their predecessors over their working lives.

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