Employees

Fastest rise in permanent salaries since 2007

Permanent salary growth in March 2014 rose at the fastest rate since July 2007, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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Employment law changes coming into effect

The start of the new tax year on 6 April 2014 will see a number of changes to employment law.

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Gender pay gap at 33 per cent

Men in full time employment earned an average 33 per cent more than women in 2013, according to research by Halifax.

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Women hold fifth of FTSE100 board positions

Women now hold more than a fifth of all board positions in FTSE100 companies, according to the latest figures.

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Call for age diverse workforces

Employers need to do more to take full advantage of 'age diverse' workforces, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Minimum wage rises to £6.50 an hour

The National Minimum Wage for adults is to rise by 19p an hour to £6.50, the Government has announced.

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Business leaders call for apprenticeship boost

Business leaders are calling on the Government to encourage businesses to hire more apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.

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Above-inflation minimum wage rise proposed

A three per cent rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) has been recommended by the Low Pay Commission.

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Record number of women in work

The employment rate for women is at its highest since records began, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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Skills shortage may curb growth

A growing shortage of skills "may constrain economic growth", research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has suggested.

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