Government announces additional support for social care providers

Government announces measures to temporarily suspend minimum wage enforcement activity for social care sleep-in shift pay. The government today (26 July 2017) announced it has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector. Ministers have worked closely with the sector in response to … Read more

TUC hits out at increase of apprentices paid below the minimum wage

The TUC has reacted today (Thursday) with disappointment to new figures from the Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2016, which show an increase in the proportion of apprentices not paid the full minimum wage they are due. The survey reveals that 18% of apprentices were paid less than the minimum wage rate they were entitled to in 2016, up … Read more

BCC calls for NLW wage rise to help low paid manage inflation pressures

In its response to the Low Pay Commission Consultation, the British Chambers of Commerce calls for a rise in the National Living Wage (NLW) to help low paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation without pricing people out of jobs. The leading business organisation has recommended an increase of 2.7% in the National Living … Read more

Unions call for a long overdue pay rise for hard-pressed council employees

Three unions representing more than 1.6 million local government employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday) submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living. The claim for the year from next April seeks to move the … Read more

UK workers to face biggest wage fall of any advanced economy in 2018, finds OECD

UK workers will face the biggest real wage fall of any advanced economy in 2018, according to OECD figures released today (Wednesday). The figures show that UK real wages will fall by 1.1% in 2018 – putting the UK and Finland at joint-bottom of the league for wage growth among OECD countries. All other OECD … Read more