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Major global payroll compliance risks lay ahead 

Published biennially, in association with the Global Payroll Managers Institute (GMPI), American Payroll Association, Canadian Payroll Association and the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), the Index ranks the top 40 countries in order of payroll complexity.

Contributor: Mike Eralie | Published: 17 July 2019

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Falling teacher pay must be addressed urgently

Teachers are leaving in higher numbers than ever, with the government’s failure to reach its own targets on recruitment for the last five years leading to a shortfall of 30,000 teachers. At the same time, pupil numbers are set to rise by 19 percent over the next decade.

Contributor: Baljinder Kuller | Published: 27 March 2019

BBC presenter scandal ‘another nail in the coffin’ of CEST tool

According to the BBC representatives, the presenters’ self-employed status was deemed legitimate before the introduction of CEST (Check Employment Status for Tax), but the tool found 95 per cent of them should actually be considered employees. 

Contributor: Jordan Marshall | Published: 21 February 2019

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Advertised HR salaries grow for third year in a row

Analysis of more than 10 million jobs posted across sectors since 2015 found that the average wage advertised for the HR profession has increased by 1.4 percent since the start of 2018, one of the highest rates across the sectors analysed.

Contributor: Chris Adcock | Published: 10 January 2019

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Modest wage growth predicted in 2019

UK workers are due to get an average real-terms pay rise of 1.1 percent in 2019, which would be an improvement on the 0.5 percent they received in 2018, and is also fractionally greater than the European average of 0.8 percent, according to research.

Contributor: Keith Coull | Published: 7 December 2018

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Government urged to go further on Ethnicity Pay Reporting

The Government has been urged to go further with its plans for Ethnicity Pay Reporting by making the reporting threshold lower, and introducing a legal obligation on companies to publish action plans detailing how they will do more within their organisations. These suggestions have been made by AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians).

Contributor: Phil Hall | Published: 25 November 2018

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Not earning what you think you’re worth? It could be your name

A new report reveals ‘Liz’ is the highest salaried female first name, but there are 317 male names ahead of her. The research, conducted through Adzuna’s ValueMyCV* algorithm has exposed the average earning potential of male and female individuals and shows first names can significantly impact earning potential.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter | Published: 16 November 2018

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Women quitting over pay inequality is increasing

Almost half (46 percent) of organisations who are taking steps to reduce the gender pay gap are actively promoting women into senior roles. The conversation around gender pay inequality in the workplace has led to 40 percent of working women saying they’d likely quit if they found out a male colleague in the same role was being paid more.

Contributor: Alexandra Sydney | Published: 13 November 2018

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Progress on the real Living Wage takes a regrettable step back

Undoing the progress made last year, over a fifth (22 percent) of UK jobs currently pay below the real Living Wage*, which represents an increase of 1.2 million jobs since 2012, KPMG analysis reveals. Last year’s report saw the number of jobs paying below the Living Wage slightly down on the preceding year, hinting at some progress.

Contributor: Jenny Baskerville | Published: 4 November 2018

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 UK workers more motivated by cash than European counter-parts

Money is more important to the UK’s workforce than other European countries, according to new research from ADP, which reveals that more than half (62 percent) of UK employees say payment is the primary reason they come to work. This compares to an average of 49 percent across other European countries.

Contributor: Jeff Phipps | Published: 1 September 2018