An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

NEW RATE IS “NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH” SAY CRITICS Good news for graduates doing low-paid internships, shop jobs and bar work: the national minimum wage is set to rise in October 2015. The bad news? The new rate is just 20p per hour more than the current rate....
WOOP! Living Wage jumps to nearly £10 an hour

WOOP! Living Wage jumps to nearly £10 an hour

BUT GULF WIDENS BETWEEN WAGES OFFERED BY GOOD AND BAD EMPLOYERS The Living Wage has jumped to nearly £10 an hour in some parts of the UK, meaning that graduates working for ‘good’ employers are earning 41% more than those with the same skills who are...
“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...