national living wage

Proportion of low-paid workers in Britain at lowest level on record

Proportion of low-paid workers in Britain at lowest level on record

But ONS annual survey says people in UK still clawing back ground lost in 2008-09 recessionA boost from an above-inflation increase in the “national living wage” has reduced the percentage of people
Capita increases pay for almost 6,000 workers to real living wage

Capita increases pay for almost 6,000 workers to real living wage

Outsourcer pledges rise from April ensuring all UK staff get more than legal minimum of national living wageCapita, the outsourcing company behind the London congestion charge and the BBC licence fee,
The cost of Boris Johnson: pricing up the next PM's pledges

The cost of Boris Johnson: pricing up the next PM's pledges

From nationwide full-fibre broadband to 20,000 extra police officers, here’s what 10 of his plans might costTaxes will be cut and public spending increased if Boris Johnson makes good on the pledges
Record number of UK workers paid below minimum wage – report

Record number of UK workers paid below minimum wage – report

About 440,000 people paid illegally, with female workers more affected than men A record number of workers in the UK are being paid less than the minimum wage, a report has found.An estimated 439,000
Pay rise for nearly 2 million as UK living wage goes up by 4.9%

Pay rise for nearly 2 million as UK living wage goes up by 4.9%

Legal adult minimum of £8.21 an hour still leaves millions struggling, say campaignersAlmost 2 million workers in the UK are in line for a pay rise on Monday as the legal minimum wage increases by
Pay rise for nearly 2 million as UK living wage goes up by 4.9%

Pay rise for nearly 2 million as UK living wage goes up by 4.9%

Legal adult minimum of £8.21 an hour still leaves millions struggling, say campaignersAlmost 2 million workers in the UK are in line for a pay rise on Monday as the legal minimum wage increases by
‘Living in poverty’: workers at business ministry go on strike

‘Living in poverty’: workers at business ministry go on strike

Outsourced cleaners, catering staff and security guards say they cannot live on their payCatering staff earning as little as £7.83 an hour danced and sang outside their work at the business department
Low pay is biggest barrier to finding and keeping care staff, survey finds

Low pay is biggest barrier to finding and keeping care staff, survey finds

Charity’s research published as government launches national campaign to fill 110,000 social care vacanciesFour in five employers in the social care sector admit that low pay is the biggest obstacle
One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid

One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid

Women more likely to be hit by underpayments than men, Low Pay Commission figures revealAlmost one in four British workers on the government’s national living wage are paid less than they should be,
One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid

One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid

Women more likely to be hit by underpayments than men, Low Pay Commission figures revealAlmost one in four British workers on the government’s national living wage are paid less than they should be,
One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid

One in four UK workers covered by national living wage underpaid

Women more likely to be hit by underpayments than men, Low Pay Commission figures revealAlmost one in four British workers on the government’s national living wage are paid less than they should be,
One-third of UK workers got pay rise of 1% or less last year

One-third of UK workers got pay rise of 1% or less last year

ONS figures show wages were roughly same as in previous years despite rising inflationMore than 10 million workers received a pay rise of 1% or less last year, according to official figures that
Where’s the justice for MoJ cleaners? | Letters

Where’s the justice for MoJ cleaners? | Letters

Too many government departments still think it’s acceptable for their outsourced cleaning staff to struggle on poverty pay, says Labour MP Catherine West Everybody deserves a fair wage for a day’s
Hermes 'trained managers to mislead tax inspectors'

Hermes 'trained managers to mislead tax inspectors'

HMRC is considering the claims made by a whistleblower to Frank Field MPHM Revenue and Customs is considering allegations the parcel delivery company Hermes “coerced” managers into misleading an
Government's Easter pay rise is not all it's cracked up to be | Richard Partington

Government's Easter pay rise is not all it's cracked up to be | Richard Partington

The Tories finally deliver on Osborne’s living wage promise, but this is a masterclass in political deceit When George Osborne promised Britain a pay rise in the summer of 2015, fresh from electoral
Minimum wage: football clubs and Wagamama among worst underpayers

Minimum wage: football clubs and Wagamama among worst underpayers

Name and shame list reveals 9,200 underpaid employees within total of 179 firmsWagamama, TGI Fridays, Marriott Hotels and Karen Millen are among the companies named and shamed by the government for
Anger over TGI Fridays plan to share waiters’ tips with kitchen staff

Anger over TGI Fridays plan to share waiters’ tips with kitchen staff

American dining chain won’t have to pay tax on rise for kitchen staff if funded by redistributing waiters’ card tipsA new row over tipping has erupted at TGI Fridays, the American restaurant chain,
Aldi gives pay rise after UK sales exceed £10bn for first time

Aldi gives pay rise after UK sales exceed £10bn for first time

Salaries to increase by up to 4.6% at German grocer after Christmas sales surgeAldi is increasing pay for store staff after it enjoyed a bumper Christmas with sales up 15% in December.The German
UK government warned over sharp rise in child and pensioner poverty

UK government warned over sharp rise in child and pensioner poverty

Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study findsHundreds of thousands of children and older people have been plunged into poverty in
Philip Hammond could be putting the UK on course for another recession

Philip Hammond could be putting the UK on course for another recession

Falling real incomes, rising debt and low productivity are pushing us towards the danger zone – and measures announced in the budget may not be enoughOn the historical average, Philip Hammond should