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Low inflation in UK helps small businesses take on more staff and increase wages

First quarter results from the UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Index show that the current economic climate in the UK has resulted in small businesses recruiting new employees, paying higher wages and successfully accessing finance to invest in their […]

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Average UK weekly earnings edge above inflation as unemployment falls

The Office for National statistics (ONS) released its latest statistical bulletin for UK Labour Market Statistics on Wednesday, which confirmed that annual growth of 1.7% in


Ernst & Young forecasts average UK earnings to increase faster than inflation rate

London based multinational professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young) released its EY ITEM Club Spring forecast 2014 on Monday, which predicts that UK earnings will


British workers suffer squeeze on real wages

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a report, which examines real wages in the UK and shows that real earnings for British workers have

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Average UK wage rises failed to keep pace with inflation for fifth successive year — ONS

Average pay rises in the UK increased from 1.5% to 2.2% in the year to April 2013, however earnings are still rising slower than the inflation rate of


UK employees see wage growth of 62% over 25 years

Full-time employees in the UK are earning 62% more than they were 25 years ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today. As of April 2011 the average

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Rising unemployment hits wages

Salaries are faltering due to rising unemployment as firms can offer less remuneration for positions as the demand for jobs are increasing.   Recruitment firm Office Angels said that pay


Prisoner wages to fund victims’ services

Up to £1million a year will be seized from prisoners’ pay packets and used to fund victim support services, the Ministry of Justice announced today as the Prisoners’

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