Current Affairs

Brexit round-up: May told to begin exit process

Here is a round-up of the top Brexit-related stories this week.

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.

Brexit round-up: retail sales up in July

We bring you another round-up of this week's top Brexit-related stories.

Brexit round-up: employers opting for temporary staff

Brexit-related uncertainty continues to be prevalent, with employees feeling nervous, consumers putting off big purchases and employers opting for temporary staff.

Trade deficit widens

The trade deficit in goods grew by £0.9 billion between May and June 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Brexit round-up: investors positive about Brexit

Here is a round-up of some of the top Brexit–related stories this week.

Labour costs increase in Q1 2016

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that labour costs per hour increased by 2.7% between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016.

Employers fail to support working carers

Does your business have policies in place for working carers? Only 34% of employers have a formal written policy in place to support working carers.

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.

Data breaching risk underestimated by SMEs

Government figures show that data breaching costs SMEs an average of £310,800, according to research by Experian UK.

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