Breaking the Cycle: Why are we only paid 12 times a year?
May17

Breaking the Cycle: Why are we only paid 12 times a year?

By Paul Jackson, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Level Once there was a single way to pay, now there are many ways to pay. Visa, Klarna, Paypal, Clearpay, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay. Credit card, debit card, bank transfer, pay in 3, pay in 30 days. Online checkouts now offer a plethora of different options and brands. You can pay with the same method every single time should you wish. You may choose a different method...

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New data shows product manager salaries continue to rise
May16

New data shows product manager salaries continue to rise

Product manager surveys continue to rise, hitting an average of £68k over the past year. The news has been revealed by leading global training provider, Product Focus, who shared the results of their 17th annual survey on the product management profession. Product Managers from around the world were invited to share their salaries and experiences, helping to build a complete picture of life as a product management professional today....

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Experts reveal how businesses can raise capital and improve cash flow
May16

Experts reveal how businesses can raise capital and improve cash flow

As the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the UK are assessing the impact the last two years have had. Combined with rising fuel, material and labour costs, interest rate rises, and inflation at a 30-year high, businesses are feeling the squeeze.   With over 1.6 million businesses receiving Coronavirus business loan schemes worth over £80 billion¹ since the start of the pandemic and an 87% increase...

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Profitability on a knife edge: 2.1million UK SMEs are ‘just about breaking even
May13

Profitability on a knife edge: 2.1million UK SMEs are ‘just about breaking even

UK SMEs are ambitious for the opportunity to regain lost ground post-pandemic, but risk being held back by a myriad of mounting pressures including rising costs and cashflow challenges.  According to Bibby Financial Services’ (BFS) annual SME Confidence Tracker survey, this difficult operating environment is causing friction and fragility amongst smaller businesses.  Exploring the views of 500 UK SME owners and decision...

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Women in tech roles less likely to ask for a pay rise
May12

Women in tech roles less likely to ask for a pay rise

In light of the rising cost of living – which will affect women more than men—new research has found that a third of women(31%) working in the fast-growing tech industry feel uncomfortable asking for a pay rise.   In addition to juggling the demands of work, more than 75% of all caregivers are female. With 90% of all of UK’s single parents being women, that means they could be hit the hardest by the cost of living crisis, as...

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Top jobs you DON’T need a degree for, that pay up to £70K
May04

Top jobs you DON’T need a degree for, that pay up to £70K

With the cost-of-living crisis and newest changes to student loan interest1, many prospective applicants are reconsidering their alternatives to a university education. Whilst a degree can put you in line for a successful career, there are plenty of high paying alternatives that don’t require a degree, with many of them in the tech or digital spheres. Adzuna’s top paying jobs that don’t require a degree2 Scrum Master: Average salary...

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How employees can look after their money in a crisis
May03

How employees can look after their money in a crisis

Rising inflation, including increased bills and energy costs, coupled with interest rate rises, are all putting pressure on household finances. Those with investments may also be concerned about potential volatility in the market. WEALTH at work, a leading financial wellbeing and retirement specialist, has collated a list of things that employees should consider to look after their money in a crisis. Checklist for employees to protect...

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Writing an Effective Essay Outline: Tips
Apr29

Writing an Effective Essay Outline: Tips

An outline is an effective way of organizing your essay structure before you begin writing it. It entails composing concise summary words or phrases for each viewpoint you’ll discuss in every paragraph. This, therefore, gives you a sense of how your essay argument will progress. In some cases, your professor may request you submit an outline before you begin writing the essay as a different assignment. Nonetheless, even if you...

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Is paying salaries in crypto a good idea?
Apr20

Is paying salaries in crypto a good idea?

There is no doubt that cryptocurrencies have become a popular alternative to fiat currency transactions. A huge number of people want to use cryptocurrencies in their day to day lives. Also, as a company, you might want to pay salaries in crypto. But the question is, is paying salaries in crypto a good idea? Well, in this article, we will try to understand the benefits, pros, and cons of paying out salaries in crypto and if it is a...

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Covid-19 saw all-time highest figures of non-EU workers on payroll
Apr20

Covid-19 saw all-time highest figures of non-EU workers on payroll

Data discovered by payroll experts, Staffology, reveals that UK, EU and non-EU payroll data varies drastically during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the UK entered the first lockdown in March 2020 with payroll numbers at 25.7 million that then dropped to 24.9 million by March 2021, non-EU payroll saw figures at 2.12 million in March 2020, steadily growing to 2.14 million by March 2021. Whilst native UK workers saw a...

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Businesses that hire UK veterans will save thousands through National Insurance relief
Apr20

Businesses that hire UK veterans will save thousands through National Insurance relief

A scheme launched on 6th April will mean that businesses will be able to claim relief for any qualifying employees who joined their company in the last 12 months. Businesses could save £2567 per employee based on the average salary in the UK. The relief is available to all employers of veterans, regardless of when the veteran left the regular armed forces, providing that they have not been employed in a civilian capacity since leaving...

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Top 10 best, worst and fairest paying workplaces for women in the UK
Apr19

Top 10 best, worst and fairest paying workplaces for women in the UK

A new study reveals the UK’s fairest, best and worst places to work as a woman, compared to how much men are paid. The research, carried out by income-tax.co.uk, used the latest data available from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), to analyse the differences in median annual pay for male and female full-time workers in 321 districts and units across the UK. The district of Arun, in the heart of the country’s south coast, is...

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How businesses can help employees with the rising cost of living
Apr13

How businesses can help employees with the rising cost of living

The cost of living in the UK has been increasing since 2021 and inflation reached its highest recorded level since 1992 in February this year. The rate of inflation is predicted to keep rising and reach a peak in the final few months of 2022. This is causing huge financial worries for people and, whilst inflation rises, pay increases aren’t going up at the same pace, according to figures from the ONS. For businesses and employers who...

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How to Make Managing Your Business Finances Easy
Apr11

How to Make Managing Your Business Finances Easy

Running a business comes with many responsibilities, and if you want your company to be successful, there is a lot to take into consideration. While maintaining excellent customer service, quality marketing, and keeping your employees happy are a few of the essential components of a successful business, managing your finances effectively is also key. However, this can quickly become overwhelming, whether it’s determining your budgets,...

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It is time to inspire a generation of financially capable future employees
Apr07

It is time to inspire a generation of financially capable future employees

Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise Financial education has the ability not just to transform the lives of young people across the UK but the economy more broadly. As we begin to emerge from the economic and social consequences of widespread restrictions and uncertainty, unlocking the capabilities of the next generation of employees and entrepreneurs will play a vital role in ensuring the country is ready to thrive post-pandemic...

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