Following the latest NLW increase on 1 April, a survey of more than 500 SME workers, who are paid the NLW, were asked how their roles had changed since the statutory measure was first introduced in April 2016.
We take a look at why UK companies have signed up to the voluntary Living Wage rate – and the benefits resultant of this decision.
The Living Wage is a voluntary rate independently calculated from the National Living Wage, comprising what campaign creator Living Wage Foundation deems as the real cost of UK life. And with inflation putting pressure on households, the rate has increased once more.
The latest high-profile company to feel the wrath of the government is Debenhams, which was included in the largest list of minimum wage offenders to date.
The National Living Wage rate changed in April 2017, or was it the National Minimum Wage? There’s confusion between the two, so here’s an explanation – with the Living Wage thrown in as an extra. Prepare to be bewildered.
When it comes to looking at 2017 retail predictions, we must first recognise the retail landscape is a changeable place that requires forward planning.
A pair of scissors could be taken to John Lewis benefits for staff, perks that made it one of the most attractive retailers on the high street to work for.
Everton FC has joined Chelsea FC to become the latest Premier League Football club signed up to the Live Wage Foundation – paying all staff the rate.
There are plenty of things most of us are glad have been consigned to the history books, but it appears some company owners still have their feet firmly in the past when it comes to getting a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.
With the National Living Wage (NLW) still being met with reluctance, we asked eight small business leaders what they thought of the Living Wage – and why they embraced it.
If you run a business where you can't afford to pay a proper wage, then you're not running a proper business.
There was a great deal camouflaged in the latest Budget, not least by the political chaos and backbiting that has followed it.