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Advertised UK salaries improve annually for the first time since 2015

Average UK advertised salaries have posted a year-on-year increase since 2015. The 1.2% improvement in the year to November means the average advertised wage is now £32,598. However, while this represents light for job seekers after a period of stagnant salaries, this wage growth has yet to filter through.

Contributor: Doug Monro | Published: 11 January 2018

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Minimum wage 20th birthday sees growing gap

Minimum wage would now be a whopping £12.74 if it had kept pace with chief executive pay, GMB analysis shows. On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of legislation to introduce the national minimum wage - an investigation by GMB, Britain’s General Union, reveals how just far the statutory pay floor has fallen below company bosses’ pay packets.

Contributor: Tim Roache | Published: 10 January 2018