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  • As working families continue to struggle with low pay and benefit delays, new Trussell Trust figures show that emergency food bank aid in the UK has increased 19% over the last 12 months: 1,084,604 three-day emergency food packages were distributed...
    24th April 2015
  • If you are in your teens or twenties (or maybe even older), chances are the last thing on your mind is saving for a comfortable old age. But will putting off saving for a pension cost you a small fortune in the long run? It’s easy to understand why...
    24th April 2015
  • It’s reckoned the average Brit changes employer every three to five years (it’s 4.6 years in the US where they’ve done the number-crunching). Which means most of us will decide to hand in our notice several times during our working life. Make sure...
    20th April 2015
  • Defending the indefensible, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is seeking to rebrand the 1.4 million ‘zero hours’ contracts used in the UK, and celebrate them instead as ‘flexible hours’ contracts. We exposed the winners and losers of ‘...
    18th April 2015
  • Employment may be on the rise, but this evidence of ‘economic recovery’ comes at the expense of the 1.7 million UK workers stuck in insecure, casualised jobs. Now, a new TUC report can reveal that these workers are not only poorly paid,...
    17th April 2015
  • The last few years have put the work rights of ordinary people in the UK under real threat. We've seen cuts in maternity leave rights, slashed protection from unfair dismissals, and new up front fees pricing many workers out of employment tribunals...
    13th April 2015
  • Shared parental leave rules designed to help new parents and adopters balance work and caring responsibilities came into effect on Sunday (5 April). But how much difference will they really make? Parents of babies born (and children adopted) on or...
    9th April 2015
  • Now the clocks have gone forward, and we’re officially in British Summer Time, you might be starting to think about booking a well-earned holiday. Read on to help ensure your plans for a getaway fly. Since 2009, all full-time UK workers get a...
    31st March 2015
  • Posting ill-judged comments about your company or colleagues online could easily cost you your job – whether it’s during work hours or not. Here’s some advice on how to stay on happy terms with your employer without spoiling your social media life...
    27th March 2015
  • Poorly paid careworkers are routinely faced with a choice they shouldn’t have to make: work overtime for free or leave vulnerable clients without the basic care they need and deserve. The UK care industry is already creaking at the seams. With a...
    25th March 2015

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