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Hybrid working is here to stay, survey finds

Only one in four companies expect their employees to be working in the office full time over the next five years, according to new research. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and technology … Continue reading “Hybrid working is here to stay, survey finds”


Wage growth slows down

Growth in UK workers’ regular pay has fallen back slightly, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 7.8% in the three months … Continue reading “Wage growth slows down”


National living wage to rise above £11 an hour

The UK’s national living wage is set to increase to at least £11 an hour from next April. Workers aged 23 and over qualify for the national living wage, which currently stands at … Continue reading “National living wage to rise above £11 an hour”


Record numbers off work due to long-term sickness

Long-term ill health prevents 2.5 million people from working, according to a new report. The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) found that, of the 41.6 million people of working age (16-64) in the … Continue reading “Record numbers off work due to long-term sickness”


Pay growth overtakes inflation

UK households’ spending power has increased, with new figures showing that wage growth in July was higher than inflation for the first time in more than a year. Regular pay, excluding bonuses, rose … Continue reading “Pay growth overtakes inflation”


More staff working from home as living costs rise

Over a third of employers (36%) in the UK have seen an increase in employees working from home in the past year, according to new research by Acas. The government-funded arbitration service said … Continue reading “More staff working from home as living costs rise”


Pay growth at record high

Average wages for UK employees grew by 7.3% in March to May compared with the same period a year earlier, equalling the highest level on record. Total pay (including bonuses) was up 6.9% … Continue reading “Pay growth at record high”


Availability of staff rises for first time in two years

Conditions in the UK labour market are gradually improving, with signs of optimism among both employers and candidates. The latest UK Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG … Continue reading “Availability of staff rises for first time in two years”


UK employees’ pay down 3.2% in real terms

Wages for UK employees are still rising compared to a year ago but earnings growth remains well below inflation, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the year … Continue reading “UK employees’ pay down 3.2% in real terms”


UK businesses hesitant to hire new permanent staff

Permanent job placements at UK companies have fallen for the fifth month in a row, new figures show. In February’s UK Report on Jobs from KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), … Continue reading “UK businesses hesitant to hire new permanent staff”


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