“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

LOWEST PAID WORKERS LOOK SET TO EARN 3% MORE There is good news for graduates earning the national minimum wage – Britain’s business leaders have announced they are backing a proposed 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission. The bad news?...
Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

BOSSES MUST “DO THE RIGHT THING” NOW ECONOMY IS RECOVERING Firms that can afford to pay their staff a living wage have a moral responsibility to do so, the Archbishop of York has said. If acted upon, this recommendation would make a huge difference to...
Minimum wage boost could be “self-defeating” says George Osborne

Minimum wage boost could be “self-defeating” says George Osborne

BETTER PAY COULD MEAN FEWER JOBS, ARGUES CHANCELLOR Graduates working for the minimum wage should brace themselves for disappointment – George Osborne has cautioned against a proposed pay rise for those receiving the lowest legal wage. Forcing employers to pay...
Big bosses have ALREADY earned more than you will in the whole of 2014

Big bosses have ALREADY earned more than you will in the whole of 2014

“FAT CAT WEDNESDAY” HIGHLIGHTS PAY GAP BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR STAFF Bosses at some of the UK’s biggest companies have already earned more than most graduates will make in the whole of 2014 – after just two days in the office. By mid-morning...
Intern exploiters lose their right to anonymity

Intern exploiters lose their right to anonymity

MINIMUM WAGE DODGERS TO BE PUBLICLY NAMED AND SHAMED UNDER NEW RULES ACTIVATED THIS MONTH From now on, employers who fail to pay their interns the national minimum wage (NMW) will be publicly named and shamed, under revamped plans to clamp down on rogue businesses...
Has David Cameron declared war on young jobseekers?

Has David Cameron declared war on young jobseekers?

UNDER-25s TO BE STRIPPED OF HOUSING BENEFIT, AS WELL AS JSA People under 25 will lose their housing benefit unless they are “earning or learning”, David Cameron has announced. That will include graduates who have invested tens of thousands of pounds on...
Graduates on the dole told: Work for your benefits

Graduates on the dole told: Work for your benefits

OSBORNE’S ‘TOUGH LOVE’ RULES WILL END ‘SOMETHING FOR NOTHING’ CULTURE Unemployed people – including job-hunting graduates – have been warned that they will soon have to do community work including litter picking and cleaning...
Are bosses who hire unpaid interns evil or ignorant?

Are bosses who hire unpaid interns evil or ignorant?

NEW STATS RAISE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT EMPLOYERS REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE LAW ON INTERNSHIPS Are bosses who employ unpaid interns evil – or ignorant? That’s the question being asked after a fascinating new research by Monster.co.uk found that the...
Born after 1980? Don’t expect to feel the benefits of the economic recovery

Born after 1980? Don’t expect to feel the benefits of the economic recovery

CRITICS HIGHLIGHT “HUGE INEQUALITIES” BETWEEN GENERATIONS’ FINANCES AS ECONOMY PICKS UP (APPARENTLY) Politicians are celebrating as new figures show that the UK economy is recovering – but critics insist that the country’s young people...
Only 3% of graduates are jobless, claim astonishing new stats

Only 3% of graduates are jobless, claim astonishing new stats

AND AVERAGE GRADUATE SALARY IS £24,000 (APPARENTLY) A new survey has claimed that just 3% of people who graduated during the recession were unemployed three and a half years later – and the average graduate salary for those in work is £24,000. But struggling...