Employees

Office workers spend £1,000 a year at work

The average office worker spends around £1,000 a year on expenses such as coffee, birthday presents and nights out.

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Skill shortages affecting over half of London firms

Over two-fifths of small businesses face challenges recruiting the right staff.

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Flexible hours linked to more elderly employment

People would work longer before retirement if their employer offered flexible working hours.

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Auto-enrolment contributions for employees

Are you aware of the minimum you need to pay into your workplace pension?

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Advisory fuel rates change

Advisory fuel rates for company cars were updated on 1 December 2016.

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Tax advantages of salary sacrifice schemes scrapped

Employer national insurance and tax advantages of salary sacrifice schemes will be scrapped from April 2017.

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Workplace pension saving up by £2.5 billion

Auto-enrolment increased workplace pension saving by £2.5 billion per year by April 2015, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Firms and staff impacted by childcare costs

A third of businesses see childcare as a key factor in recruitment and staff retention, according to British Chambers of Commerce and Middlesex University.

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A fifth of working mothers denied flexible working

1 in 5 working mothers have been forced to leave their jobs due to lack of flexible working, according to Working Mums.

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National minimum wage increases

Workers earning the national minimum wage have seen their hourly wage rise by 25p to £6.95 as of 1 October 2016.

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