Employees

Millions missing out on auto-enrolment

Are you eligible for a workplace pension scheme? Around 4.8 million employed people are still ineligible for auto-enrolment and may not be saving into a pension scheme.

Boost in employee numbers for small businesses

According to the government’s Small Business Survey of 15,000 SMEs, 24% of employers had more people working for them in 2015 than in 2014.

Rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination

There's been a rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination and female workers seeking advice over the past 12 months.

Flexible working key factor in retaining employees

How important is flexible working to you? 28% of working adults cite flexible working as a key factor in remaining with their current employer.

Gender pay gap contributing to productivity problem

The gender pay gap represents a significant loss to productivity, according to research by the Women and Equalities Committee.

Millions of self-employed to miss out on National Living Wage

1.73 million self-employed workers will continue to be paid below the national living wage when it comes into effect from April 2016, according to research by the Social Market Foundation.

Help to Save scheme announced

A new Help to Save scheme will be introduced for workers on low incomes and in-work benefits such as universal credit or tax credits.

Job costs add up to £91 billion a year

Workers spend a total of £91 billion a year on costs related to their jobs, according to research from Santander.

Workers willing to exchange pay for greater flexibility

A quarter of workers would be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for more flexible working hours, according to a report by Scottish Widows.

Pay equality increasingly important to workers

Pay inequality is becoming one of the ways that job applicants are judging potential employers.

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