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....
The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

The UK’s low wages are a “scandal”, says Labour leader

ROCK-BOTTOM PAY FOR 5 MILLION WORKERS “CAN’T CARRY ON”, INSISTS ED MILIBAND Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined plans to increase the UK’s national minimum wage to a level closer to the country’s average income, if his party wins the...
“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?...
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...
At last! New spot-checks and warnings for firms that advertise unpaid internships

At last! New spot-checks and warnings for firms that advertise unpaid internships

BOSSES PROMOTING WAGE-FREE ROLES TO BE WARNED BY HMRC *GRADUATE FOG MENTIONED TODAY ON SKY NEWS!* Officials are to send letters to 200 employers who have recently advertised unpaid internships, as part of the government’s battle to prove to young people that it...
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...