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Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

New research reveals that UK freelancers and micro-business owners say that sick pay is the most valuable statutory pay benefit they could receive. Survey also reveals that 76 percent of the UK’s freelancers and micro-business owners have no provision in place for any kind of maternity leave, sick pay, holiday pay or redundancy pay.

Contributor: Ed Molyneux | Published: 2 July 2017

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Recovering salaries could stem inflationary tide

Average advertised salaries (£32,743) continue to show month-on-month growth of 0.2 percent, despite inflation taking its toll on disposable incomes, according to new research data . Comment Doug Monro, Founder -

Contributor: Doug Monro | Published: 27 June 2017

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Real wages fall for first time in three years

Following the news that CPI inflation jumped to 2.7 percent in April, today’s labour market numbers from the ONS revealed wages are now falling when adjusted for inflation. From Ben Brettell, Senior Economist, Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Ben Brettell | Published: 21 May 2017

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NLW… poorest Londoners are worst off in UK

Analysis reveals the poorest Londoners have seen almost no benefit from the introduction of the National Living Wage. Low-paid workers in the capital saw their wages grow at the slowest rate in Britain, while their living costs rose at the fastest rate. “Double bind” puts the poorest Londoners at higher risk from surging inflation than anyone else in Britain – analysis from the world’s biggest job site Indeed.

Contributor: Mariano Mamertino | Published: 16 May 2017

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Employers up pay to compete for candidates

Two fifths (42 percent) of employers who have had difficulty recruiting candidates have increased the salary on offer, according to a survey of employers by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Contributor: Kevin Green | Published: 24 April 2017

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Real wages are stagnating

Following news that CPI inflation held steady at 2.3 percent in March, today’s labour market numbers from the ONS revealed wage growth in the three months to February also came in at 2.3 percent, meaning real wage growth now stands at zero. Ben Brettell, Senior Economist, Hargreaves Lansdown:

Contributor: Ben Brettell | Published: 18 April 2017