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UK leading women’s fight to close gender pay gap

The #MeTooPay initiative, a campaign designed to put an end to the gender pay gap, has been launched by more than 100 of the country’s most successful businesswomen. Led by the former CEO of the Royal Mail, Dame Moya Greene, the campaign ha...


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Social media: an acceptable interviewee vetting method?

Employers want to know as much about prospective employees as possible before offering them a role, and in today’s world it’s perhaps not surprising that they sometimes turn to social media as a way of screening. But is this acceptabl...


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Plans to increase and expand the reach of National Living Wage

The Chancellor Sajid Javid MP has announced plans to end low pay in the UK, with a new target for the National Living Wage and extending it to many more workers. The landmark extension to the rules on pay were announced by Sajid Javid i...


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English businesses lost £3.2bn last year to dementia care crisis

New research from Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that businesses in England lost £3.2bn last year, because people had to quit their job or change their working patterns to care for someone with dementia. Of the 355,000 people of work...


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Call to scrap sick pay minimum earning threshold

One in ten female workers don’t earn enough to qualify for statutory sick pay, according to new TUC analysis published on 4 October. The analysis shows that 1.4 million women employees earn less than £118 a week – the qualifying...


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A third of businesses have no plan to meet carbon-neutral target

Carbon emissions targets set by Theresa May mean that the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions will need to be cut by 2050, and those remaining will have to be offset with new technology such as carbon capture and storage. But is anyone actually ac...