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Pay rise? What’s the magic number

That’s the average figure workers say would give them a ‘comfortable life’/ Women are less likely to ask for a rise than men - amid a new ‘gender pay rise gap. Bristolians are the least happy with their current salary - with just 5 percent saying they feel comfortable on what they earn. Yet Londoners are the most likely to ask for a pay rise in 2018.

Contributor: Bill Richards | Published: 19 February 2018

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Many FTSE bosses already earned average salary this year

 Modest restraint by company boards saw FTSE 100 CEO pay fall last year but the pay gap between the top and average worker remains wide. New era of transparency through pay ratio disclosure will keep up pressure on remuneration committees to check and challenge CEO pay levels and performance.

Contributor: Peter Cheese | Published: 9 January 2018

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2017 ends with pay awards at two percent

Employers have been awarding a median 2 percent pay award throughout 2017, analysis by pay experts at XpertHR reveals. Despite unemployment falling and inflation rising through the year, employers have refused to budge from the muted pay increases they have favoured for a large part of the past five years. In the latest period, XpertHR has recorded pay awards across the economy at two percent in every rolling quarter since the three months to the end of December 2017.

Contributor: Sheila Attwood, pay and benefits editor - XpertHR | Published: 31 December 2017

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“Oi Scrooge… where’s my pay rise”?

As Christmas party season get underway, it’s a time for letting our hair down, decompressing and celebrating progress. But a study published today by the Institute of Leadership and Management reveals team leaders and managers are under great pressure to make the festive party a workplace team success.

Contributor: Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards of the Institute of Leadership & Management. | Published: 24 December 2017

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Public sector marketers more likely to suffer pay freeze

The annual Marketing Rewards Survey of pay and benefits in the Marketing Sector, surveyed 284 organisations with 1,515 job roles, across 26 different sectors. The survey found that 17 percent of public sector marketers had a pay freeze, which was well below comparable roles in the private sector and well behind the top sector - manufacturing at 61 percent.

Contributor: Laura Sharratt | Published: 15 December 2017

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Women hardest hit by low wages

Women make up nearly two thirds (62 percent) of workers currently struggling to make ends meet on less than the real Living Wage. This amounts to 3.4 million women compared to 2.1 million men. Nearly 1/3 of all UK working women (26 percent) are still earning less than the Living Wage, compared to just 16 percent of all working men.

Contributor: Katherine Chapman | Published: 19 November 2017

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Gender pay gap ‘virtually extinct’ among freelancers and self-employed

According to internal data from an online services marketplace, women competing for jobs in industries like plumbing, photography, and personal training are paid at the same rate as their male counterparts, with women earning more in some cases.

Contributor: Bidvine.com | Published: 18 November 2017

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Delays in pay justice for thousands of unpaid sleep-in shifts

Following a recent employment appeal tribunal decision, workers whose shifts include a sleep over (while on duty) must be paid at least the minimum wage for the entire period they are at work. Previously most organisations argued that such shifts were not subject to national minimum wage legislation.

Contributor: Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe | Published: 14 November 2017

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Real living wage increase to £8.75 in Scotland

"The new Living Wage rates announced today will bring relief for thousands of Scottish workers being squeezed by stagnant wages and rising inflation. It's thanks to the leadership of employers across Scotland who are committed to paying all their staff, including cleaners and security staff, a real Living Wage.

Contributor: Katherine Chapman | Published: 13 November 2017