The proportion of people moving for work within the UK has fallen by a quarter since the millennium

Workers who move typically get a £2,000 pay rise  Contrary to the popular idea that ever more people move around the UK for work, moving region to change jobs is actually down 25 per cent since the turn of the millennium, with the typical worker that doesn’t move missing out on a £2,000 pay rise … Read more

Let athletics fans work flexibly to watch World Championships, says TUC

With the World Athletic Championships starting in London today (Friday), the TUC is calling on bosses to be sympathetic to staff wanting to watch Team GB in action. The TUC suggests that bosses should: Talk to their employees in advance about arrangements for events they want to see Arrange for their staff to watch the … Read more

34,000 households previously capped have moved into work

The latest quarterly benefit cap statistics have been released today (3 August 2017) by the Department for Work and Pensions. Since the introduction of the cap in April 2013, 150,000 households have had their benefits capped. Around 81,000 of these are no longer capped, with 34,000 households having moved into work. Work and Pensions Secretary David … Read more

Liverpool City Region secures £3.5m for innovative employment programme

A new innovative programme to help people into work has secured £3.5m of funding from the Department for Work and Pensions. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured the funding to support households across the City Region where more than one adult is unemployed and in receipt of benefits. The Households into Work programme … Read more

Council accredited as a healthy workplace

Warrington Borough Council has been awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation following an assessment by the Health@Work organisation. The charter takes a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of the workforce, with assessment looking at leadership, culture and communication, as well as areas of health and wellbeing such as physical activity, alcohol awareness, smoking … Read more