Advertised salaries hit three-year low
Sep12

Advertised salaries hit three-year low

Average advertised salaries (£32,199) are at their lowest level since April 2014 (£32,185) Vacancy surge continues – availability of roles increases 6.6% annually to 1,231,552 Southampton becomes one of the best cities to find a job – as competition per jobseekers per vacancy lowers to 0.12 Graduate salaries are up 3.6% from 2016 as latest school leavers collect their A-level results Gig economy continues to thrive despite Taylor...

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Smaller businesses taking lower profits to meet living wage challenge
Aug10

Smaller businesses taking lower profits to meet living wage challenge

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows the majority (64%) of small firms impacted by the National Living Wage (NLW) have stretched to meet the latest rise by taking lower profits. Two in five (39%) small businesses affected by the NLW have put up prices to cope with the latest increase to £7.50 per hour. A further quarter (24%) have cancelled or scaled down their investment plans, and a fifth have reduced...

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Overtime and holiday pay – new rules employers need to know
Aug10

Overtime and holiday pay – new rules employers need to know

Luke Green, Employment Partner at Hill Dickinson explains the impact of a new ruling on holiday pay. Regular voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay Many workers will have just received an unexpected boost to their holiday pay, as a result of a recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that regular voluntary overtime must be included in the first four week’s holiday pay (Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v...

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Almost a quarter of employers admit they froze or reduced pay increases to fund the new national living wage
Jun06

Almost a quarter of employers admit they froze or reduced pay increases to fund the new national living wage

One year on from the introduction of the national living wage, a new survey from XpertHR[i] finds that almost a quarter (23%) of organisations froze or reduced pay for some workers to fund the extra increase in wages. XpertHR investigated how employers have adapted to the national living wage that came into force on 1 April 2016, introducing a £7.20 an hour wage for employees aged 25 and over; and looked at how they are planning ahead...

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